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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.

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...

The witty words and marvelous music of Gilbert and Sullivan take the stage in Portland this Spring, directed by Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch. Perfect for the whole family!

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For the Broadway bound...

As the presenting partner of U.S. Bank Broadway Across America Portland, Portland Opera brings the best of Broadway to Portland.


TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last!

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."  Don't miss the stunning new production of EVITA, directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that Channel 4 New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”

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For the Philip Glass fanatic...









The first commercial recording Philip Glass' Galileo Galilei is now available. This "rocking" production (Opera News) broke Portland Opera Box Office records and is the perfect follow up to our 2009 recording of Glass' Orphée that The New York Times called, "engrossing."


Buy Galileo Galilei on Amazon

Buy Galilei Galilei on iTunes

Buy Orphée on Amazon

Buy Orphée on iTunes



For the chamber music lover...



Portland Opera's free recital series is perfect for lovers of vocal and chamber music alike. These intimate recitals at Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium, called "cause for optimism of classical music's future," by Oregon Arts Watch, highlight the wide variety in art song, from the renaissance to the 21st century.

Reserve tickets for Melissa Fajardo's recital on February 4th

Reserve tickets for Ian José Ramirez's recital on April 8th


For the impossible to shop for...



A Portland Opera gift certificate is the perfect gift for any theater or music lover with unpredictable tastes.  Gift certificates purchased from the Portland Opera Box Office can be used for Portland Opera productions, as well as the U.S. Bank Broadway Across America series.