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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.

Photos from the Road

 Life on the road is exciting, rewarding, and challenging!
We though we would share some of those moments with you in photos.  Enjoy!

 Michael Daily and Jason Kaminski asking the birthday girl to pick today's storyline out of the hat at Crestview School.

Michael asking the kids to choose who gets to win the battle between the hero (Samm Hawkins) and the evil Cobbler (Jason) who has been throwing cupcakes to avoid being sent back to 2nd grade.


 Bobby Jackson teaching the students at Amity Middle School their part as the chorus in the upcoming Improvised Opera.


Fairy Godmother Alexis Lundy to the rescue! 
Setting up at Kelly Elementary.

The Big Bad Wolf is on trial for eating Officer Porker's brothers. Little Red Riding Hood presiding with Cinderella acting as prosecuting attorney. 


Eric Andries has had to play in some interesting locations. Like this one, behind the set above the performers on an out-of-tune piano. We've had to load the set through some tight places.


La Boheme performed in

La Boheme performed in Pendleton, Oregon was amazing. The amount of talent in these very young opera singers is astounding . . . the power of their voices, even moreso.