News & Announcements

Portland Opera's Production of Orphée to be Commercially Recorded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Fullan (503-295-5210)

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PORTLAND OPERA’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF ORPHÉE
TO BE COMMERCIALLY RECORDED

 

Orange Mountain Music to make the first-ever commercial recording of Philip Glass’ Orphée, completing the commercial recording of his entire Cocteau Trilogy.

 

Portland Opera, NW Film Center and PICA Join Forces to Celebrate the West Coast Premiere of ORPHÉE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508

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PICA logo             NW Film Center logo

 

PORTLAND OPERA, NW FILM CENTER AND PICA JOIN FORCES
TO CELEBRATE THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF

 

Orphee and Philip Glass

 

Special events surrounding the premiere include

a visit to Portland by composer Philip Glass

Portland Opera Presents ORPHÉE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS

 

November 6, 8m, 12, 14, 2009 | Keller Auditorium

Special events surrounding the opera include
a visit to Portland by Philip Glass.

 

Portland Opera presents the first Studio Artist recital of the 2009/10 Season: Mezzo Soprano Daryl Freedman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Mezzo Soprano

DARYL FREEDMAN


Sunday, October 4, 7:00pm | Sherman Clay Pianos

Daryl Freedman

Mattaliano to Direct New York City Opera Season-Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 31, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Fullan
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PORTLAND OPERA GENERAL DIRECTOR

TO DIRECT NEW YORK CITY OPERA

SEASON-OPENER

 

An Evening with the Stars of La Bohème

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH THE STARS OF LA BOHÈME
A Concert of Popular Opera Arias & Ensembles

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | 7:00pm | Scottish Rite Center, 709 SW 15th Ave.


Portland, Ore.— Portland Opera is pleased to announce AN EVENING WITH THE STARS OF LA BOHÈME, a concert of popular opera arias and ensembles performed by the stars of Portland Opera’s season opener, Puccini’s La Bohème. The event marks the first time Portland Opera audiences will have the chance to hear visiting artists on a second stage, performing a variety of opera favorites, in such an intimate concert setting. “Over the years, many of our patrons have lamented that we get only one chance to enjoy the talented singers of our productions—at the 3,000-seat Keller Auditorium. We’re delighted now to be able to share the immense talents of the La Bohème cast with the public—in a much more intimate setting—before they actually appear at the Keller,” said Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “It will be a great evening of truly wonderful music.”

"Would You Like an Aria with Those Fries?" Brown Bag September Topic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508

 

PORTLAND OPERA’S
“Would you like an aria with those fries?”
BROWN BAG SERIES

SEPTEMBER TOPIC:

Puccini’s

LA BOHÈME
With Rob Ainsley and the
Portland Opera Studio Artists

On September 4, bring your lunch and join Portland Opera Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master Robert Ainsley, and the talented Studio Artists, for insights and musical highlights from Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème.

In addition to being one of the most popular operas of all time (OPERA America puts it at number two) the music from La Bohème will be familiar to many from its presence in numerous films including Atonement, Moonstruck, The Boondock Saints, The Great Caruso and Mimi, a 1935 British film starring Gertrude Lawrence and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. La Bohème was also the inspiration behind the huge Broadway hit musical Rent.

La Bohème opens Sept 25 at Keller Auditorium with additional performances Sept 27m, Oct 1, 3. For more information, visit www.portlandopera.org.

 

 


WHAT: Portland Opera’s “Would you like an aria with those fries?” lunchtime presentation.
           September topic: La Bohème.
           FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

WHEN: Noon – 1:00pm, Friday, September 4, 2009.

WHERE: Multnomah County Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave) in the U.S. Bank room.

"Would you like an aria with those fries?" August - Alexis' Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 22, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA’S

“Would you like an aria with those fries?”

BROWN BAG SERIES


The popular lunchtime series at the Central Library
returns after a brief summer hiatus.

AUGUST TOPIC

ALEXIS’ CHOICE

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?

 

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?  Does anything written after 1907 give you the heebie jeebies, annoy or offend you?  You aren't alone.  In 1913, Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" started a riot.   Here is your opportunity to learn what all the hype is about.  Serial music, program music, minimalist, post minimalist, neo-classical, neo-romantic—what does it all mean?  Does this have a rhyme or reason?  Why does it matter? On August 7, join the dauntless Alexis Hamilton in a 20th century crash course—you may find that you like some 20th century music...and be ready to tackle the music of the 21st!

As an acclaimed opera singer, a tour manager and a dedicated arts administrator, Alexis Hamilton, Portland Opera’s Manager of Education and Outreach, has endless insight to offer opera lovers.  Past topics have included Opera Bloopers, Backstage Jobs and Classical vs. Romantic; A look at two major approaches to art and music.  Bring your lunch and be ready for a treat.

 

 


 

2009/10 Studio Artists Set to Arrive in August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 13, 2009

CONTACT:  Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508

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2009/10 STUDIO ARTISTS SET TO ARRIVE IN AUGUST


Portland Opera is all set to welcome new members—a tenor, soprano and mezzo soprano—to its Studio Artist program.  They arrive in August and join the returning baritone to begin the fifth year of a program that has become a very successful and well-regarded program.  These talented young singers, in residency in Portland for the entire season, have also proven to be very popular with Portland audiences, both through their Portland Opera performances and their outreach efforts in the city.

“We are delighted to have such a talented group of young artists with us this season,” Mr. Mattaliano said.  “It will be a pleasure to share their talents with our public in many appearances throughout the community—at the Keller Auditorium, in the Newmark Theatre for Trouble in Tahiti, and at various venues and special events throughout the region.”

In 2005, the Company established the Portland Opera Studio program, designed to train the next generation of opera singers by providing a “bridge” from the conservatory world to the professional stage.  Selected at auditions around the country, young singers fresh from some of the nation’s finest vocal conservatories and music academies join the company for a rigorous nine-month training program during which they are featured in their own production.  Their training also includes voice, language and movement lessons and supporting roles in Company mainstage productions.

Portland Opera Ends the 2008/09 Season in the Black

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 14, 2009
CONTACT:  Jim Fullan 503-295-5210

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PORTLAND OPERA ENDS THE 2008/09 SEASON IN THE BLACK