George & Friends Concert

A Celebration of Maestro George Manahan
Hosted by Sue Dixon and Priti Gandhi

Join us for a one-night only celebration on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM.


In this special one-night-only event, we will celebrate Maestro Manahan's leadership and tenure as Portland Opera's Music Director, with a concert in his honor. The Portland Opera Chorus and Orchestra will be featured, as well as guest artists and friends performing arias and ensemble pieces in a night that celebrates Maestro Manahan's legacy of excellence, and some of opera's greatest hits. 


General Director Sue Dixon and Artistic Director Priti Gandhi will host this celebratory concert that will feature pieces from beloved works such as Bizet's Carmen, Wagner's Tannhäuser, Delibes' Lakmé, Bernstein's Candide and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, conducted by Maestro Manahan.

90 minutes; no intermission
Sung in numerous languages, with live English captions

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About Maestro George Manahan

Maestro George Manahan is a leader in the field, an award-winning conductor, and a greatly respected educator. His legacy at Portland Opera is one of excellence and ensemble-building, within the broader context of his extraordinary and celebrated career.

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Production Information

George & Friends concert is sung in numerous languages with live English captions. This special concert will be hosted by General Director Sue Dixon and Artistic Director Priti Gandhi and features the Portland Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

Tickets start at $35. 21/22 subscribers can unlock 20% discounted tickets to this concert. 

COVID-19 Information

All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result from a COVID PCR test (taken within 72 hours of performance time) for entry into the theatre. “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date. Audience members aged 18 and over must present a photo ID. Booster shots are highly recommended. 

All patrons, regardless of age, test results, and vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside the theatre at all times (expect when consuming food or beverages). Our of respect for the agreements we've made with our union artists, musicians, and staff members: masks will be required for attendees to all performances of this production, even after state-wide mask mandates expire.

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Captions: For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, this performance includes live English captions projected above the stage.

Learn more about accessibility at Keller Auditorium go here. If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please call us to purchase tickets so that we can ensure your visit to the theatre is an excellent one.

Community sponsors

Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of our generous donors, The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund, special support from The CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund, and The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.