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Jess Crawford


PDX OPERAbeat | A Company Blog is the blog for all things Portland Opera, featuring a variety of guest contributors who will provide insider's tidbits on all we do to celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera. Jess Crawford is our primary blogger. Jess spends much of her time eating enormous amounts of cake, making long lists of books she'll probably never read, and challenging people to arm-wrestling contests. During the day (and sometimes at night) she is Portland Opera's music librarian. She writes more about her escapades at her personal blog:
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The Portland Opera Holiday Gift Guide


Looking for a great gift for that person on your list who has everything? Look no further! Portland Opera has something for every music and theater lover on your list!


For the diva...


A pinnacle of Italian romantic opera, Lucia is universally celebrated for its fervent music, dramatic thrust, and strongly etched characters. This tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers, each from a different noble household, includes a legendary sextet and Lucia’s “Mad Scene,” a 15-minute vocal thrill ride of Olympian virtuosity.

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For the pun-loving pirate...


Swashbuckling pirates! A bevy of beauteous maidens!! A dashing tenor and a romantic soprano!! Curiously inept policemen...