July 13, 2018

Press Release: Portland Opera Offers Free, Family-Friendly Events This Summer

This summer, Portland Opera will host numerous free events as part of the 2018 opera season. From opera in the vineyard, to a live simulcast of Rossini’s Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, opera-lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy these fun, summer events.

Cinderella Celebration, Sing-a-Long, and Ice Cream Social
July 18, 2018, 12pm; Director Park (815 SW Park Ave, Portland)
Portland Opera will present a free Cinderella celebration on July 18! This event will feature performances from the opera by cast members and a sing-a-long of favorite Cinderella tunes from musical versions of the fairytale. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character, and all are invited to enjoy complimentary ice cream from the Umpqua Bank Ice Cream cart.

Live Outdoor Simulcast of La Cenerentola
July 25, 2018, 7:30PM; SW Main Street                                                               The classic Cinderella story comes to life in Rossini’s bel canto romance, La Cenerentola. Audiences are invited to enjoy a live broadcast of the familiar tale, outside on SW Main Street as it happens in the Newmark Theatre at 7:30PM.

Opera a la Cart
Various dates and locations throughout the summer

Order a song from the “menu,” grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee, and enjoy operatic favorites and the summer sunshine. Portland Opera’s revamped popcorn truck travels all over Portland, making stops at farmers markets, vineyards, street fairs, and festivals. All performances are free of charge and open to the public. The schedule will be updated throughout the summer and can be found here.

Opera a la Cart at Cartlandia
July 7, 12pm-2pm; Cartlandia (8145 SE 82nd Street, Portland)

Opera a la Cart in the Vineyard at Ponzi Vineyards
July 8, 2 – 4pm; Ponzi Vineyards (19500 SW Mountain Home Road, Sherwood)

Opera a la Cart in the Vineyard at Argyle Winery
Saturday, July 14, 2 -4pm; Argyle Winery (691 OR-99W, Dundee)

Opera a la Cart Pop-Up
Saturday, July 21, Noon – 2pm; Oregon City Library (606 John Adams St, Oregon City)

Opera a la Cart at Sunday Parkways
Sunday, July 22, 11:30am – 2:30pm; Green Loop – Hampton Opera Center

Opera a la Cart at Hillsboro Beats and Eats
Friday, July 27, noon – 1pm; Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza

Opera a la Cart at Oregon Garden Resort
Saturday, July 28, 11am-12:30pm; 879 W. Main Street, Silverton)

Opera a la Cart in the Vineyard at Remy Wines
Sunday, July 29, 2pm-4pm; 905 NE 10th Avenue, McMinnville)

Opera a la Cart at Ecotrust
Thursday, August 2, 6pm – 8pm; 721 NW 9th Ave, Portland

Opera a la Cart at Junk Refunk Street Market
Saturday, August 4, noon – 3pm; NW 1st Avenue, Canby

Opera a la Cart at Oregon City Festival of the Arts
Sunday, August 12, noon – 2pm; Visitors Center, 1726 Washington St, Oregon City

Opera a la Cart at New Seasons Market
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm; 3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego

Opera a la Cart at Sunday Parkways, Outer Northeast
Sunday, August 19, noon – 3pm; (click here for more information).

Opera a la Cart at Hillsboro Art and Nature Fair
Saturday, August 25, 11am – 1pm; Rood Bridge Park, 4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro

*Please note performance dates are subject to change due to weather.

Resident Artist Series: Thomas Cilluffo in Recital
August, 1, 2018, 7:00PM; Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Portland Opera hosts a special community recital featuring the work of tenor Thomas Cilluffo, in his first year as a resident artist with the company. The performance features Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox on piano.

About Portland Opera

Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge, and uplift its audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality and is proud to be a part of the region’s thriving artistic and business community. We celebrate the beauty and breadth of the opera repertoire with four main stage performances each season. Our 2018 main stage opera season includes Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gounod’s Faust, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. The company is also a committed educational partner, touring operas to schools and community centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington region each year, in addition to a host of other efforts designed to make opera accessible for all.
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Interviews, photos, and more information available upon request.

Silja Tobin, Marketing & Communications Manager
Portland Opera