News & Announcements

Portland Opera To Go! Tour to Expand Thanks to New Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 14, 2010

CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508

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PORTLAND OPERA TO GO TOUR
TO EXPAND THANKS TO NEW FUNDING

 

Portland, Ore.— Tens of thousands of elementary school students throughout the state will experience the excitement of live opera this year thanks to new funding from a wide array of corporate and foundation funders.

“We are thrilled,” said Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano.  “Thanks to the generosity and commitment from these organizations, our Portland Opera To Go education program can return to touring to schools in every corner of the state.  These companies and foundations are to be commended for their recognition of the importance of keeping music education in the lives of young people and for their financial commitment to that effort.”

This season Portland Opera To Go is sponsored by:

KeyBankMcMenamins
Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE FoundationRobert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust
The William Randolph Hearst FoundationHerbert A. Templeton Foundation
PGE FoundationJPMorgan Chase Foundation
U.S. Bancorp FoundationKiewit-Bilfinger Berger, AJV
Oregon Cultural TrustBNSF Foundation
Bank of America FoundationPacific Power Foundation

 

Studio Artist Nicholas Nelson in Recital | Sunday, November 14

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PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Bass Baritone

NICHOLAS NELSON

Nicholas Nelson


Sunday, November 14, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

 

 

 

Studio Artist Steven Brennfleck in Recital | Tuesday, October 19

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PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Tenor

STEVEN BRENNFLECK


Tuesday, October 19, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

 

Steven Brennfleck

 

Portland Opera presents Hansel and Gretel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2010
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS

Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

November 5, 7m, 11, 13, 2010 | Keller Auditorium

A frighteningly delicious feast for children of all ages.

 

Studio Artist Daryl Freedman in Recital | Tuesday, Sept. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2010
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Mezzo Soprano

DARYL FREEDMAN


Tuesday, September 28, 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum


Daryl Freedman

 

Comic Artist Night @ the Opera

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 15, 2010
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA INVITES COMIC ARTISTS TO DRAW
PAGLIACCI / CARMINA BURANA

FOR THE COMPANY’S FIRST-EVER
COMIC ARTIST NIGHT @ THE OPERA

Monday, September 20  |  Keller Auditorium

Artists include Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Joelle Jones, Erika Moen,
Steve Lieber, Sarah Oleksyk, Matt Wagner and many more.

 

Portland Opera celebrates Arts in Education Week with Special Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 10, 2010
CONTACT:  Alexis Hamilton, 503-321-5261
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PORTLAND OPERA CELEBRATES
ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK
WITH SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM

 

Portland, Ore -- Portland Opera will add to the many events in Oregon and throughout the nation that celebrate “Arts in Education” week (September 12-18) with a special symposium designed to focus on the importance of arts in the lives of children and its powerful effect on the adults those children become.

Kicking off the symposium will be Portland Public School Board member David Wynde and PGE Foundation Director Carole Morse who will both share their personal reflection on “How the Arts Affected My Adult Life.”

“It has been extremely painful for all of us in the arts to watch the steady erosion of arts education over the last few challenging years,” commented Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano.  “The Opera, like many of its sister arts organizations, has attempted to remedy that with a host of robust arts education and outreach efforts, even in what are extremely difficult budgetary times for us.  This symposium is designed to add a slightly different focus, highlighting the importance of a solid arts education in the creation of interesting and effective adults who drive our country, its economy and its culture forward.”

The symposium will also feature entertainment by Portland Opera Studio Artist Daryl Freedman, pianist Tom Webb, and flautist Sydney Carlson.  Portland Opera’s Education & Outreach Manager, Alexis Hamilton, will host the event.  The symposium has been sponsored in part by the Portland Opera Guild.

Portland Opera and NW Film Center present "Reel Opera"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 10, 2010
CONTACTJim Fullan, 503-295-5210
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PORTLAND OPERA AND NORTHWEST FILM CENTER
TEAM UP FOR OPERA FILM SERIES

 

Portland Opera presents Pagliacci & Carmina Burana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2010
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS

Pagliacci-Carmina Burana title art

September 24, 26m, 30, October 2, 2010 | Keller Auditorium

Il teatro e la vita non son la stessa cosa
(the theater and real life are not the same thing)

            —line from Pagliacci

 

Public invited to free open chorus rehearsal Aug. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 12, 2010
CONTACTJulia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PUBLIC IS INVITED TO A FREE
OPEN CHORUS REHEARSAL IN DIRECTOR PARK

 

Sunday, August 29, 3-5pm  |  Director Park
(between SW Taylor & Yamhill and 9th & Park)

 

Over seventy voices will soar into the summer sky when Portland Opera holds a free outdoor chorus rehearsal in Director Park, Portland’s newest downtown piazza.