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Portland Opera To Go


Each year Portland Opera To Go takes an opera on the road, sharing the power of opera, music, and theater with schools and communities throughout Oregon and SW Washington. It’s not necessarily the easiest thing in the world, as you might imagine. But it’s one of the most rewarding . . . for us and for the thousands upon thousands of students who get to experience live opera, many for the first time.

And this blog will give you a first-hand view from the performers themselves of what it’s like when Opera hits the road!


Here’s a link to more information on the tour and the program.

Journal Entry #2

POGO took a trip to an alternative high school named The Miller Education Center. These were some of the neatest teens and being at this school reminded me of how much I miss my work as a teen counselor. For some of them, it was their first opera. The opera ends with Rodolpho screaming Mimi's name on a high G and then sobbing over her dead body. Pretty emotional huh? Well despite this, I heard that one of the girls cried not during this, but instead during Colline's (the bass) aria where he decides to sell his coat for Mimi's medicine. I guess the tenor can't ALWAYS win.


My neighbor across the

My neighbor across the street is Bill Patton who teaches at the Miller Education Center. He told me about your terrific presentation and how much the kids loved it. Way to Go! And Congratulations!