Big Night Concert

Our Big Night Concert is one BIG celebration. The stage is packed with our full orchestra, chorus, and guest artists from the 2018 season—in an evening of opera’s greatest hits. Let us share our love of opera with you: featuring favorite arias and selections from Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, and more!

Be swept away by some of the most beautiful music ever composed.

Join the celebration with a contribution! Proceeds will benefit Portland Opera’s outreach and arts education program, making a meaningful impact throughout the state and region.

The running time for Big Night Concert is approximately one hour, thirty minutes with no intermission.

Walk the red carpet at Portland Opera’s Big Night Concert! Beginning at 5:30 PM, we’ll celebrate the official start to the opera season with a red carpet, professional photographers, and live entertainment by pianist Phil Mandel.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your beautiful self to the Keller for an evening of opera’s greatest hits, and fun fashion. If you have any questions or if we can help plan your perfect night out at the opera, please contact us at We look forward to welcoming you!

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Soprano, Featured Artist
Vanessa Isiguen

Tenor, Featured Artist
Barry Banks

Baritone, Featured Artist
Stephen Powell

Soprano, Resident Artist
Helen Huang

Mezzo-Soprano, Resident Artist
Kate Farrar

Tenor, Resident Artist
Thomas Cilluffo

Bass, Resident Artist
Shi Li

Christopher Mattaliano

George Manahan

Lighting Designer
Daniel Meeker