FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
“Would you like an aria with those fries?”
BROWN BAG SERIES
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.