News & Announcements

Portland Opera presents the first Studio Artist recital of the 2009/10 Season: Mezzo Soprano Daryl Freedman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA STUDIO ARTISTS RECITAL

Mezzo Soprano

DARYL FREEDMAN


Sunday, October 4, 7:00pm | Sherman Clay Pianos

Daryl Freedman

Mattaliano to Direct New York City Opera Season-Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 31, 2009

CONTACT: Jim Fullan
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PORTLAND OPERA GENERAL DIRECTOR

TO DIRECT NEW YORK CITY OPERA

SEASON-OPENER

 

An Evening with the Stars of La Bohème

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH THE STARS OF LA BOHÈME
A Concert of Popular Opera Arias & Ensembles

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | 7:00pm | Scottish Rite Center, 709 SW 15th Ave.


Portland, Ore.— Portland Opera is pleased to announce AN EVENING WITH THE STARS OF LA BOHÈME, a concert of popular opera arias and ensembles performed by the stars of Portland Opera’s season opener, Puccini’s La Bohème. The event marks the first time Portland Opera audiences will have the chance to hear visiting artists on a second stage, performing a variety of opera favorites, in such an intimate concert setting. “Over the years, many of our patrons have lamented that we get only one chance to enjoy the talented singers of our productions—at the 3,000-seat Keller Auditorium. We’re delighted now to be able to share the immense talents of the La Bohème cast with the public—in a much more intimate setting—before they actually appear at the Keller,” said Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “It will be a great evening of truly wonderful music.”

"Would You Like an Aria with Those Fries?" Brown Bag September Topic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508

 

PORTLAND OPERA’S
“Would you like an aria with those fries?”
BROWN BAG SERIES

SEPTEMBER TOPIC:

Puccini’s

LA BOHÈME
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.

"Would you like an aria with those fries?" August - Alexis' Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 22, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA’S

“Would you like an aria with those fries?”

BROWN BAG SERIES


The popular lunchtime series at the Central Library
returns after a brief summer hiatus.

AUGUST TOPIC

ALEXIS’ CHOICE

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?

 

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?  Does anything written after 1907 give you the heebie jeebies, annoy or offend you?  You aren't alone.  In 1913, Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" started a riot.   Here is your opportunity to learn what all the hype is about.  Serial music, program music, minimalist, post minimalist, neo-classical, neo-romantic—what does it all mean?  Does this have a rhyme or reason?  Why does it matter? On August 7, join the dauntless Alexis Hamilton in a 20th century crash course—you may find that you like some 20th century music...and be ready to tackle the music of the 21st!

As an acclaimed opera singer, a tour manager and a dedicated arts administrator, Alexis Hamilton, Portland Opera’s Manager of Education and Outreach, has endless insight to offer opera lovers.  Past topics have included Opera Bloopers, Backstage Jobs and Classical vs. Romantic; A look at two major approaches to art and music.  Bring your lunch and be ready for a treat.