Winterreise

A Winter’s journey.

Fresh off of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, baritone and visual artist David Adam Moore performs Schubert’s stunning song cycle, based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, with Portland Opera Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox on piano. The heartache of this brilliant composition is illuminated by an evocative landscape of 3D projection mapping, designed by the NYC-based multimedia art collective GLMMR.

Vino e Voce!
Join us before the performance for a complimentary glass of wine from production sponsor Winderlea Vineyard and Winery. Prior to each performance, patrons are invited to attend a lecture featuring Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano, who will share a preview of the music and piece. Audiences are also welcome to join us for a post-show discussion after each performance.

7:30 PM (6:30 PM lecture) | 2 PM matinee (1 PM lecture)

General Admission $65

The Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre
at The Hampton Opera Center | 211 SE Caruthers Street

Sung in German with English text projected above the stage.

The running time is approximately eighty minutes. No intermission or late seating—performances will start promptly.

The performance of Winterreise on February 11 at 2pm will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Limited parking is available at the Hampton Opera Center parking lot, and on Caruthers. Overflow parking will be available in the Portland Spirit lot. The Hampton Opera Center is accessible by Portland Streetcar, TriMet buses, and MAX light rail service to the OMSI/SE Water station. Go here for a map of the area.

In a new partnership with Lyft, we’re excited to offer patrons $5 off the first 4 rides with Lyft (this offer if only for new Lyft customers). Go here and the discount promo code will be automatically entered. You can also download the mobile app and enter promo code LYFTPDXOPERA under “Promos”. Also, schedule your rides up to seven days in advance by clicking on the clock icon on the main screen on the app.

Want to know more before you go? Read our program here!


Videos
Winterreise -David Adam Moore, GLMMR

Cast

Baritone Soloist / Video Designer
David Adam Moore

Pianist
Nicholas Fox

Scenery and Costume Designer
Vita Tzykun

Lighting Designer
Maxwell Bowman

Plot & Program Notes

Production by: GLMMR

An unnamed poet has his heart broken.

Distraught, he leaves town on an existential trek across heavy snows and frozen creeks of a German winter. Winterreise translated into English means Winter Journey. At nearly every turn, the poet experiences nostalgia for the lover who chose another.

When he passes a leafless linden tree, he remembers carving her name in its bark. When he cries, he imagines his tears melting the snow. And though he could turn back at any moment, the wandering poet is determined to see his strange journey through to its bitter end.