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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.

Week 8: Banding Together

¡Its your favorite Tercera Dama! Sorry, I was unable to get this blog out sooner....we had NO cell or wifi reception. ANYWAYS!!!! Its another travel week, and the POGO team is MORE than well oiled machine. At this point...I have NO idea how many shows we've done, and how many are left. We travel to a new school....assess our load in situation and performance space, then get to work. Every member of POGO is strong, smart, and important. If someone has an idea or suggestion, we listen *for the most part ;)* If someone asks for help...we help. In our own way...POGO has become a family.

We all are completely invested in educating the children and the surrounding community on the importance of music, especially Opera. We love performing for the kids and especially love when they interacte with us during . #makingoperaaccessible I have total respect for my cast mates. If one of us is sick...we band together to help. Because when we are on the road...we are all we got.  Example: Lovely lady Dru (Papagena/ 2nd Lady/Queen of the night cover) got sick from some crazy virus.......and ¡¡¡LOST HER VOICE!!!

*side note*( this is REALLY scary for a sprained ankle for a runner.)

With the little voice  she had left, she informed Ksenia (1st Lady/Queen of the night/Papagena cover) that she would have to sing for her the next day and I would cover her spoken lines. Dru, weak from her sickness, STILL tried to help load in and out ....because she knows how important everyone of us is. Oh! And it snowed!!! Aaaaaannnd our Sarastro had a bday! FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS baby KEVIN BERTIN!!!! Ok...thats it for me. If you want to peep more pictures follow me on: 

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