Opera a la Cart

“Fancy an “O Sole Mio” with a side order of “Figaro”? There is, this being Portland, a cart for that.” - Portland Monthly

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is a mobile performance venue that brings live opera performance directly into the community spaces where people gather. You’ll find us farmers markets, city parks, neighborhood festivals, street fairs, wineries and other public events through the Portland metro area and region.

Designed and built by architecture students at Portland State University, the cart features a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials of the day to be sung by local artists.

This season, the ensemble of singers, musicians, and technicians who are featured with Opera a la Cart are following guidance from Portland Opera's team of medical advisors and production staff to share beautiful music when, where, and how it is safe to do so.

Keep an eye out here for summer 2021 performance dates!

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