1. Mr. Giacomo Puccini
What more can we say? Puccini's enduring works are among the most performed and beloved operas in the repertory—with Tosca, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and La Boheme topping the list. In this one-night-only concert, we'll hear the best of the best and celebrate the legacy of this truly beautiful music.
2. To weep, laugh, swoon. Experience the power of opera.
Opera is visceral and packs an emotional wallop. You feel it in your body—literally.
3. Hear the Portland Opera chorus and orchestra with Damien Geter at the baton
James Bash of Northwest Reverb stated "The Portland Opera Orchestra under the direction of Geter sounded terrific" in his recent review of Geter's conducting debut with the company in our concert featuring Terence Blanchard. We'll also get to hear Karen Vuong, our Rusalka this spring, return as a soloist.
4. To try opera or introduce it to a friend.
This is the perfect opera introduction—it's short (90 minutes, just about the length of a movie), fun, and full of recognizable music and cultural touchstones that are amazing to experience live.
5. To have an excuse to get fancy and enjoy a fun night out.
Treat yourself, enjoy date night, or maybe celebrate Mother's Day a day early? Puccini: In Concert is the perfect Saturday night in Portland for inspiration, gathering, and beautiful music.