ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard

with the Portland Opera Orchestra


Join us in welcoming jazz great and celebrated opera composer Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones and Champion) and an incredible line-up to the Portland Opera stage for this one-night-only gala celebration. In collaboration with the Portland Opera Orchestra, we'll hear from guest stars for an unforgettable night of musical fusion and ensemble work.


Portland Opera's Co-Artistic Advisor Karen Slack makes her Portland Opera debut, with guest artist and Portland-favorite Will Liverman. Plus, Maestro Damien Geter (Co-Artistic Advisor and Interim Music Director) makes his Portland Opera conducting debut. 

1 hour, 50 minutes
Sung in English
COVID-19 Guidelines

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This one-night-only celebration features Terence Blanchard and his ensemble, along with the Portland Opera Orchestra, for an unforgettable performance.

This concert is an optional addition to a season subscription. Tickets are available now. A limited number of post-show celebration reception tickets will be made available for $250, in part as a tax-deductible contribution in support of Portland Opera’s bright future.

Dates, programming, artists, and details are subject to change.

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.