News & Announcements

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces 2018 Resident Artists

Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced the 2018 roster of young artists who will join the company’s Resident Artists program for emerging singers. “This season, more than 300 extremely qualified singers from around the country and globe applied to our program. We’re thrilled to introduce our four Resident Artists to our audiences, as […]

Press Release: State of the Arts—Portland Opera

As a proud member of OPERA America, Portland Opera is delighted to mark the occasion of November 1, 2017 as National Opera Advocacy Day, with a report highlighting community connections and impacts from the recently completed fifty-third season. OPERA America is the premier arts service organization promoting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera in […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces Reorganization

On the heels of its successful 2017 season, Portland Opera today announced a reorganization of company departments that will provide even better service for opera patrons and the community. The company’s Development, Marketing & Sales, and Patron Services departments will combine to form the Department of External Affairs. Sue Dixon, who has served the company […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Raises $1M at Baroque Ball Gala

Over 350 cultural, business, civic, artistic, and philanthropic leaders came together in support of Portland Opera on Saturday, September 16—raising $1M at the Baroque Ball gala at the Portland Art Museum. Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth made her Portland concert debut as part of the event, which was an evening […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Hosts Open House On October 1

On Sunday, October 1, Portland Opera will open the doors of the Hampton Opera Center to the community for a series of free daytime events, featuring an opera chorus rehearsal, close-up access to orchestra instruments, costume shop tours, performances of opera hits by the Opera a la Cart music truck, and a family-friendly performance of […]

Press Release: Portland Opera To Go Heads Back to School with Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

Portland Opera (Christopher Mattaliano, General Director) is delighted to share a 50-minute, English language adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute as the 2017-18 Portland Opera To Go (POGO) performance for young audiences. This production is recommended for ages five and up. POGO promotes the performing arts through accessible artistic educational programming in elementary […]

Press Release: Portland Opera is awarded the Governor’s Arts Awards

News Release from the Oregon Arts Commission: For Immediate Release Sept. 5, 2017 Governor Kate Brown announces 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards; Two artists, three organizations honored with awards (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced two artists and three organizations as winners of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. Portland artist Arvie Smith and Yoncalla […]

Press Release: Portland Opera’s Baroque Ball to Feature Kristin Chenoweth

Portland Opera (Christopher Mattaliano, General Director) is pleased to welcome Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to her Portland debut at the Baroque Ball gala on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The gala event will begin with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception; followed by dinner and a presentation at 7 p.m. Chenoweth’s […]

Press Release: Two Poignant Works Composed by Highly-Acclaimed David Lang

Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a double bill of two contemporary works, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion on July 28 – the first of four performances. Both pieces are composed by David Lang, who has been lauded as an American master with […]

Press Release: Mozart’s Così fan tutte—A Tale of the Complexities of Love

Portland Opera will present Mozart’s witty and comic opera, Così fan tutte, at the Newmark Theatre on Friday, July 14. Stage Director Roy Rallo has created a fresh interpretation of what many say is Mozart’s wisest Italian comic opera. The production features imaginative video to portray this timeless comic drama about the questions of fidelity, […]

Press Release: La Bohème Returns to Portland Opera

On May 5, one of the most tender love stories of all time will transform the Keller Auditorium stage into 1830s Paris for Puccini’s La Bohème. This all-time favorite will come to life with traditional scenery and costumes that will sing to both those who are new to opera and to those who know Puccini’s […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Brings Back Popular Highlights Concert

Back from a three-year hiatus, Portland Opera’s celebratory Big Night concert will take place on April 8 in the Keller Auditorium. The popular highlights concert­—returning for the fourth time—features the rare treat of seeing soloists, orchestra, and chorus all perform on stage together as they showcase some of the biggest and best opera arias, duets, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Introduces Inaugural Winter Event: Vino e Voce

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, the Portland Opera will introduce a new performance series entitled Vino e Voce, a unique offering of exciting productions that will take place in the Hampton Opera Center’s recently named Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theater. The inaugural performance will be a fully staged evening of Monteverdi’s […]

Press Release: Portland Opera To Go fall tour of HANSEL AND GRETEL

Got kids? A little bit shy of trying opera? Here is your opportunity to introduce opera to your kids and maybe to yourself! Portland Opera To Go, the touring division of Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Program, hit the road this week with an enchanting, family-friendly production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The 50-minute, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera presents OPERApalooza

Portland Opera will throw open its doors on Sunday, September 18, for a FREE day of opera featuring Opera a la Cart performances, a Portland Opera To Go Hansel and Gretel open rehearsal, an open house with costume shop tours, and culminating with the Chorus Open Rehearsal. All events will happen at the company’s headquarters, […]

Press Release: Debut of THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS for Season Finale

Portland Opera ends the 2016 season with its first staging of Rossini’s, The Italian Girl in Algiers. German director Christian Räth makes his Portland debut with a modern interpretation of the 200-year-old madcap comedy masterpiece. Performances at the Newmark Theatre, featuring new sets and costumes created for the production, are on July 22, 24m, 27, […]

Press Release: A Fresh Approach to EUGENE ONEGIN

The first of two summer productions presented by Portland Opera at the Newmark Theatre begins on July 8 with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The Newmark is an ideal venue to showcase the simplicity and directness of Tchaikovsky’s “seven lyrical scenes,” which follows the relationships between a quartet of young lovers. Portland Opera has created new sets […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD

The second production of Portland Opera’s 2016 Season, spanning the months of May, June, and July, is Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Keller Auditorium on June 3, 5, 9 and 11. “Stephen Sondheim is the greatest musical theater composer and lyricist of the 20th century,” says General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “And Sweeney Todd is his […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces 2017 Season

Portland Opera today announced the complete repertory for its 2017 Season. With five productions on the main stage and one additional production that will launch what will become an annual winter event, General Director Christopher Mattaliano’s vision for the future of opera in Portland is a feast for the heart and mind consisting of both […]