WATCH: An Evening with Portland Opera

A FREE VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FROM THE ROSE CITY

Hosted by Sue Dixon, General Director
Conducted by George Manahan, Music Director

Portland Opera (along with many other arts, cultural and heritage organizations) has faced heartbreaking challenges because of cancellations and postponements due to the pandemic. Rather than stay silent, we activated our ensemble at a distance—in houses, apartments, studio settings, and more—to produce this loving mosaic of a concert. We hope you make your home an opera house, and let this beautiful music uplift your spirits during this challenging time, as it has ours!

This event is free, was recorded and produced safely, and was made with love, for you, in the Rose City.

All donations received in honor of this event will support Portland Opera’s path toward a bright future. You can make a gift here. 


ACCESSING THE PERFORMANCE

The concert will be broadcast on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM, available for free on our Portland Opera Vimeo and YouTube channels. It is only available online, and there is no need to RSVP or register.

Performed in numerous languages with English captions. 
Approximately 60 minutes, without an intermission.


POST-SHOW CONVERSATION: AN EVENING WITH PORTLAND OPERA

Immediately following the concert, join us for a conversation with some company members and artists from Portland Opera. We’ll have a chance to discuss the process of making of An Evening with Portland Opera and more! This event is free. No need to RSVP.

PANELISTS

Laura Hassell, Producing Director, Portland Opera
Kristine McIntyre, Director
Nicholas Fox, Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor
Daniel Mobbs, soloist, bass-baritone
Hilary Oseas, orchestra principal violist
Gregory Brumfield, chorus, baritone


PLAN YOUR WATCH PARTY

Would you like a reason to get fancy? Us too! Share your at-home opera outfit with our staff by emailing a photo to concierge@portlandopera.org, or tagging us (@PortlandOpera) on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’ll celebrate how fabulous you are with a digital fashion show on October 17th to add to the fun.

Looking for delivery dining options, a wine pairing suggestion, or a way to plan your watch party? Even though we’re working remotely, our team is happy to offer complimentary concierge services. We’ll connect you with our amazing community partners who are offering to-go or delivery for dining and wine options; florist recommendations for a special something to brighten your home; or messages that you can share with your network to invite them to join you in celebration of Portland Opera by tuning in.

Do you have any questions about your plans or how to access the concert? Contact us. We’re here to help!

Concierge@portlandopera.org | 503-241-1407


CONCIERGE PARTNER OFFERS

Our community partner Botanica Floral Design is offering patrons free delivery for purchases of $85 and up with promo code DIVA2020 until Sept 30. Order online or mention that you are a DIVA when placing your order by phone. Call 503.358.4687. Learn more here.

Et Fille Wines
Unlock your offer with promo code PDXOPERA at checkout when shopping online to receive $10 off purchases of $80+ and complimentary next-day delivery within the greater Portland area. Orders received by October 16 will have their wine for the virtual concert.

Argyle Winery
Access your offer with promo code argylelovesopera at checkout for free shipping on any online order between now and October 31. Go here to order!

Elk Cove Vineyards
Take advantage of this offer with promo code OPERA20 for 20% off + a flat rate shipping fee of $15 on any quantity of Elk Cove wines. Offer is valid now through – November 1. Call in your order at 503-985-7760 or go here to order online.

Utopia Vineyard & Winery
Patrons can enter promo code OPERA15 to receive 15% off your purchase at Utopia! To shop now go here.

Our restaurant partner has crafted a special catering menu for our virtual concert to pair perfectly with a bottle of local wine for a festive evening.

Elephants Delicatessen
Place your order with Elephants Catering & Events by Friday, Oct 9 for free/discounted delivery (limited by zip code). Deliveries will be scheduled for Oct 16 & 17 during a 4-hour delivery window of your choosing.

Submit your order request here!

Delivery orders placed after Oct 9 are subject to availability. Pickup options are also available.

RingSide Steakhouse
Order two 3-Course Supper Menu dinners on Oct 17 and receive two $20 Dine-In certificates valid through Dec 1. Make sure to mention Portland Opera with your order to qualify. View the menu here. For this offer, pre-orders must be placed before 3 PM on Oct 17. Place your online order here.

Also, patrons can order a RingSide Grill Kit for pickup and receive this certificate offer. The Grill Kit includes dinner for two and features braised cattail creek lamb ossobuco, iceberg wedge salad, creamy French lentils, and an apple crisp. Pickups are scheduled between 12 PM and 2 PM.


This benefit concert was made possible by the ongoing support of our generous donors,  National Endowment for the Arts, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council with special support from The CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.  Portland Opera is a member of OPERA America.

Videos
Save the Date | October 17

Cast

Vanessa Isiguen
Soprano

Alexandra LoBianco
Soprano

Caitlin Lynch
Soprano

Daryl Freedman
Mezzo-soprano (former Portland Opera Resident Artist)

Michael Chioldi
Baritone

Gordon Hawkins
Baritone

Will Liverman
Baritone

Daniel Mobbs
Bass-baritone

Joined by Portland Opera’s 19/20 Resident Artists:

Emilie Faiella
Soprano

Camille Sherman
Mezzo-soprano

Ricardo Garcia
Tenor

Geoffrey Schellenberg
Baritone

Featuring the beloved Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 

Sue Dixon
Host

George Manahan
Conductor

Kristine McIntyre
Stage Director

Nicholas Fox
Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor

Pianists include Portland Opera Chorus Master Nicholas Fox, Cris Fisco, Steven McGhee, Joshua Quinn, and Carol Wong.