1. Six pieces in one.
Each of these compact compositions is a whole universe of music, poetry, emotion, love, and justice. Together, they create a potent mosaic of experiences and reflections that is larger than the sum of its parts.
2. The 20/21 Resident Artists.
You've heard their artistry and inspiration in their recent recital performances, but with this production soprano Lynnesha Crump, mezzo-soprano Jasmine Johnson, tenor David Morgans Sanchez, baritone Michael Parham, and bass Edwin Jhamal Davis make their mainstage debuts with the company.
3. Damien Geter.
Damien Geter is Portland Opera's co-artistic advisor, and one of the musical leaders in our community and field. He curated this production, and we are honored to celebrate his artistry as a composer and librettist with The Talk: Instructions for Black Children When They Interact With the Police.
“Journeys to Justice is an evening that invites the listener to take a trip through the eyes and experiences of Black Americans, not only from the point of view of trauma, but also in celebration of the culture and rich contributions to our society.”
We are so excited for the Portland Opera directorial debut of Chip Miller, Associate Artistic Director for Portland Center Stage. Marissa Wolf talks about Chip as "a visionary director and leader in American theater" and we couldn't agree more! We are so excited to collaborate with them, and make opera informed by their theatrical practice and vision.
Journeys to Justice is our first opera to be available via the Portland Opera Onscreen digital channel. That means that we get to share this production with audiences in a brand new way: on your schedule, at your price point, and wherever you choose to experience it.