FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2012
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
PORTLAND OPERA KICKS OFF THE 2012/13 SEASON WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 7:30 PM | Keller Auditorium
STREET FAIR BEGINS AT 5:00PM
All Proceeds to Benefit Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Efforts
(Portland, Ore) – Portland Opera’s 48th Season begins once again on a spectacular note with a jam-packed evening the audience won’t soon forget. Last season, BIG NIGHT, the Company’s first ever concert of opera’s greatest hits and the free simulcast outdoors exceeded all expectations. A hit with both the audience inside Keller Auditorium and the hundreds sitting out watching the concert simulcast on huge screen hung on the front of the building; it was a big night in many ways. The season’s concert will again feature all that is big and beloved in opera—the hits, the voices, the choruses, the orchestra.
A surprise last year — and a BIG hit — the pre-concert STREET FAIR returns with emcee Sasha Roiz from Grimm and musical treats that include the Vagabond Opera and theRose City Swing Band. There will be plenty of bike racks and food carts (Bro Dogs, Fuego de Lotus, Taco Pedaler, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream) on hand too. The post-concert showing of The Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera will take place again simply because it was so much fun last year.