March 13, 2019

Media Alert: 2019 Resident Artist Series: Thomas Cilluffo, Tenor

Portland Opera’s 2019 Resident Artist Series:  Thomas Cilluffo, Tenor

Portland Opera hosts a special community recital featuring tenor Thomas Cilluffo, in his second year as a resident artist with the company. Portland Opera’s Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox joins Cilluffo on piano.

The 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, April 9, 2019, 7:00PM

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

Admission is free; Reservations are highly recommended. 503.241.1802 or

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

Thomas Cilluffo, tenor, returns to the Resident Artist program for his second year this season. Cilluffo made his mainstage debut with Portland Opera as a soloist in the 2018 Big Night concert and also performed the role of Borsa in Rigoletto. In the 2018/19 season, Cilluffo will sing the roles of Count Belfiore in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, the Officer in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and will be a soloist in the annual Big Night concert. Prior to joining Portland Opera’s Resident Artist program, he performed the role of Roméo in Romeo et Juliette at the University of Michigan, Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, and was a featured soloist in If I Loved You with Pittsburgh Festival Opera.