A Journey of Faith / Un Camino de Fe

This season, Portland Opera to Go will present A Journey of Faith/ Un Camino de Fe by Hector Armienta. This youth opera, ideal for grades 4-9, is a story about faith and holding on to a dream.

Based on a true story, A Journey of Faith/Un Camino de Fe  is a story within a story. It opens with a young Latina high school girl struggling with a writing assignment for a competition. Convinced that her family history is not interesting enough to tell, she is confronted by her older brother, who recounts through a series of memories the emotional and difficult challenges her family faced as immigrants in the United States.  Plagued by the Coyote (an immigrant smuggler), the opera’s antagonist, the family grapples with poverty, rejection and disillusionment, at times finding its only support in the father’s vision and faith. Thanks to her brother’s inspiring stories, the girl’s pride in her family and heritage is revived.


The Creative Team & Ensemble

Composed by: Hector Armienta
Director: Liane Schirmer
Collaborative pianist/Music director: Rebecca Stager
Tour Manager: Stephen K. Gardner


Performance Details, Access & Pricing

Duration: approx. 45 minutes
Accompaniment: piano 
Commissioned by Opera Pacific

School Pricing for Live Performances: $1.75 per child in attendance with a $100 minimum 

This Portland Opera to Go production will be available from February 21 through March 25. Availability depends on location. 

Portland Opera is committed to access, and to serving our educational partners during this challenging time.  An Onscreen digital version of this production will be available. 

If you are an educator interested in bringing Portland Opera to Go to your students, please contact Alexis Hamilton, Portland Opera’s Manager of Education and Community Engagement.


POGO Champions

Portland Opera to Go is generously supported by U.S. Bank, BNSF Foundation, EAI Information Systems, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, PGE Foundation, Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, The Standard, Schnitzer Steel Industries, John and Carol Steele, The Wheeler Foundation, Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, and from individuals like you, who want to see this program grow and thrive. 

With additional support from: