Frida FAQs

Being able to gather again is a true celebration, and we can't wait to welcome audiences back to Portland Opera!

As we plan for safe gathering at these performances, we hope you'll prepare for your visit to the Jordan Schnitzer CARE Summerstage by exploring the FAQs on this page.

We take the wellbeing of everyone at Portland Opera seriously. Due to extreme heat advisories, we need to cancel outdoor performances of Frida for Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27. Please review our Weather Information section for details.

Program & Pre-Show Digital Lecture

You can read the Frida program in Spanish or English at the performance using your phone's camera to scan the QR code located at your audience seating pod. Learn about the ensemble, the composer & librettists, the plot, and the music.

We teamed up with Portland State University for a special digital pre-show lecture featuring Assistant Professor Art History, Alberto McKelligan-Hernández.  

Watch the pre-show lecture. 

Read the program now. 

Schedule & Location

All performances of Robert Xavier Rodríguez's Frida are held at the Jordan Schnitzer CARE Summerstage, at
OMSI Museum Campus, 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland OR 97214

Performances are located on the south end of the OMSI campus.

Anticipated schedule:

7:15 PM
| Registration begins
8:00 PM | A performance by Corazones Alegres Ballet Folklórico
8:35 PM | Frida

The approximate running time is 1 hour and 35 minutes, without an intermission.
Performed in English and Spanish with English and Spanish captions.

Content warning: This production includes simulated gunfire, smoking, drug use, and sexually explicit language.

Check in & venue operations
Contactless entry and information about seating pods:

Our Patron Services team will be ready to greet you and your party, confirm your reservation, and share information about your pre-assigned audience seating pod. There are no physical or printed tickets for Frida, though you should have received a confirmation email for your order (we can resend it if you'd like), and can always see your purchase details and history by logging into your account.

Mask up in shared spaces! Upon arrival, please be sure that you are wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance.  

We require all guests to continue to wear masks when not seated in your designated audience pod, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.  

All audience seating pods are socially distanced, and our event capacity is limited at these performances as part of our comprehensive health and safety protocols. Please note: if you purchased a single or pair of tickets; you may be assigned to share a pod with another single ticket patron, or pair of ticket holders. Distancing can still be maintained in these shared pods, and all performances are sold out. Visit the Concierge booth (near check in) if there is anything we can do to assist you.




If you don't feel well, stay home.

We take everyone's safety seriously. At check in you will be asked a series of questions regarding recent exposure and symptoms of COVID-19. If you are feeling unwell for any reason prior to performance/on the day of the performance, you may not attend this event. Contact our Patron Services team at 503-241-1802 to convert your tickets to a donation or request a refund. Thanks for your consideration for public safety and wellness.

Additional guidance and details:

We will have public safety officers on site at performances of Frida. All firearms and weapons are prohibited. Bags are subject to search, and we cannot permit oversized bags, or glass, in the venue. Smoking is prohibited (we're singing here!).

You can bring refreshments to enjoy at your designated seating pod, though concessions are not available onsite (see below for local dining recommendations!).

If you have concerns, forgot a mask, or need assistance during your opera experience, please go to our Concierge booth near the check-in tent, and our Patron Services team will assist you.

PLEASE NOTE: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, all staff, crew, performers, and attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Food & Beverages

Looking for pre-show dining options? If you are looking for delicious wood-fired pizza, visit our neighbors across the tracks at Mt. Hood Brewing Co. Tilikum Station for a brew and a bite. Learn more about the neighborhood here.
Please note: concessions will not be available for purchase at performances of Frida.You can bring refreshments to enjoy while seated at your pod (again masks are required in common areas). If you pack a snack, please leave no trace. Carry it in, carry it out!

Weather Information

A few types of weather events may impact our ability to safely perform: high winds, heavy rains, or excessive heat. Our team is actively tracking and monitoring all weather conditions. 

We take the wellbeing of everyone at Portland Opera seriously. Due to extreme heat advisories, we need to cancel outdoor performances of Frida for Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27.

We will however be adding a new performance date on Friday, June 25! Please note: capacity for this performance is limited and we will fulfill exchange requests on a first-come-first-served basis.

Patrons with tickets to Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 have the following options. You can exchange your tickets to the performance on Friday, convert your tickets into a digital pass to enjoy Frida on-demand, donate part or the full value of your tickets, or receive a partial or full refund for the value of your tickets.

With Frida performances outdoors at the OMSI museum campus, performers and patrons alike will be immersed in the sounds of the transit station, Eastbank Esplanade, nearby railroad, and busy Willamette river. Operatic arias will mesh with streetcar chimes, buses and MAX trains rushing by, and maybe even a fog horn from a Portland Spirit vessel.

Also, the mosquitos are out—so consider bug spray or stop by our Concierge booth if you need some repellent, sunscreen, or complimentary cool water. This performance is outside and seating pods are not tented so, please come prepared for temperature changes as we enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Directions & Parking

Parking is available for $5 at the OMSI parking lot. You can purchase your parking in advance of the performance here. Simply select your performance date and you're all set. Please note: parking at the Hampton Opera Center is limited to staff, cast, and crew for performances of Frida.

Public Transit

The Jordan Schnitzer CARE Summerstage is conveniently located next to the OMSI/SE Water transit station that services Portland Streetcar, MAX light rail, Trimet buses, and a Nike Biketown hub station. To plan your trip or map your route go here.  

Go by Bike

This location is also near the entrance to the Eastbank Esplanade, opposite Tilikum Crossing bike paths, a neighborhood greenway, and the Springwater Corridor trail. To plan your bike route go here. Limited bike parking can be found at the entrance of the Hampton Opera Center as well as along the Eastbank Esplanade.  


You can walk to the opera! If you live downtown you can utilize the pedestrian paths on Tilikum Crossing and enjoy some breathtaking views of the Willamette river (Mt. Hood on a clear day). If you live on the eastside, a promenade along the Esplanade is a wonderful way to take in the beauty of the river along the tree-lined pathway (watch out for bikes!).  

Mural on Caruthers St.

We have collaborated with Prosper Portland, Latino Network, IdeAl PDX, City Repair, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation to bring a colorful, vibrant, and very beautiful street mural to life in the cul-de-sac in front of the Hampton Opera Center on Caruthers Street, and the Eastbank Esplanade entrance. The artwork was designed by IdeAL PDX (Yathzi Turcot, Jessica Lagunas, Daniel Santollo "TEKPATL," Alex Valle, José Solis, and William Hernandez). Check it out!

Accessibility & Getting Around

This performance is outdoors and on uneven ground. We highly recommend that patrons wear comfortable and sturdy shoes and outdoor attire (layers are your friend). Pro tip: bring a lap blanket for comfort throughout the performance!

Seating Pod Taxi: We have a golf cart standing by to drive those with limited mobility safely to their seating pod. Our golf cart seats 2 patrons at a time. Check in with our Patron Service team at the entrance to be directed to the waiting area.

Captions & Audio Description: For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance includes English captions projected above the stage. Audio described digitally broadcast performances will be available at for patrons who are blind or have low vision.  

Contact our Patron Services team at 503-241-1802 if you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating in advance of your outdoor experience. This outdoor venue has uneven ground and may be challenging to navigate. Our team is here to help.

Restrooms & Other Information

Restroom trailers including an ADA accessible restroom are equipped with handwashing stations at Frida performances. Please wear a mask when visiting these shared spaces.

Due to our outdoor venue, we will not be enforcing a late seating policy at performances of Frida. Patrons are free to come and go, but we ask that you are respectful to those seated in pods near you.

Cell phone use is prohibited once the performance begins. Please silence your devices. Also, we ask that you refrain from taking photos, capturing video, or recording sound of the performance.


We are grateful to all of the company members, collaborators, advocates, patrons, supporters and team members who helped us get through this past year, and make  Frida a reality: thank you!

This production was made possible by Carol Franc Buck Foundation, Jordan Schnitzer & The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), TriMet, and Orox Leather Co.