December 20, 2019

Media Alert: 2020 Resident Artist Series: Camille Sherman

Portland Opera’s 2020 Resident Artist Series: Camille Sherman, Mezzo-soprano

Portland Opera is delighted to host a special community recital featuring mezzo-soprano Camille Sherman in her second year as a resident artist with the company. Portland Opera’s Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox joins Sherman on piano. The recital will feature works by Ravel, Mahler, Copland, and Rachmaninoff.

“I feel honored to be part of a program where I am given irreplaceable performance experience, thoughtful training, and the skills and opportunities needed to move on to a vibrant career,” says Sherman. “Portland Opera will always feel like home!”

Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Series features intimate and direct performances – focused on the singer, the pianist, and art song. Selected through a competitive national search process, each of Portland Opera’s Resident Artists reflect a bright future for the art of opera.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00PM

Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 97205

Admission is free; donations gladly accepted. Reservations are highly recommended. 503.241.1802 or

Interviews and media reservations are available upon request. Please contact to make press reservations.

CAMILLE SHERMAN, mezzo-soprano, made her Portland Opera debut last fall as
Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata. In her first season as a Portland Opera Resident Artist,
she sang the role of Ramiro in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and was a soloist in
the 2019 Big Night concert. She began the 2019/20 season singing the role of
Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and will continue with two roles in
An American Quartet: Four One-act Operas –the Announcer in Moore’s Gallantry
and Sally in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. She’ll also be seen as Asteria in Vivaldi’s
Bajazet in March. In February 2019, Sherman won the Northwest Regional Competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Prior to joining the Portland Opera Resident Artist program, Sherman was an Artist in Residence with the Pensacola Opera, where she performed the roles of María in Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires and the Housekeeper in Leigh’s Man of La Mancha. She returned in 2019 to make her role debut as Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Sherman holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Catherine Cook, and a bachelor’s degree from The Boston Conservatory.