Opera

Review: Portland Opera presents – Tosca

Review: Portland Opera presents – Tosca 0

As one of Puccini’s most well loved operas, Tosca is a headlong journey along the full scale of human emotion, covering love, jealousy, violence, and humor. It’s difficult to imagine one production spanning this entire spectrum, but at over two and a half hours, Tosca delivers a wild roller coaster ride.

Preview: Portland Opera Announces 2013/14 Season

Preview: Portland Opera Announces 2013/14 Season 0

Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano today announced the details of the 2013/14 Season, the Company’s 49th and one in which Mr. Mattaliano celebrates his tenth as General Director.

Portland Opera Kicks Off the 2012/13 Season with the 2nd Annual BIG NIGHT Street Fair

Portland Opera Kicks Off the 2012/13 Season with the 2nd Annual BIG NIGHT Street Fair 0

Portland Opera’s 48th Season begins once again on a spectacular note with a jam-packed evening the audience won’t soon forget. Last season, BIG NIGHT, the Company’s first ever concert of opera’s greatest hits and the free simulcast outdoors exceeded all expectations. A hit with both the audience inside Keller Auditorium and the hundreds sitting out watching the concert simulcast on huge screen hung on the front of the building; it was a big night in many ways. The season’s concert will again feature all that is big and beloved in opera—the hits, the voices, the choruses, the orchestra.

Preview: Rock Opera Ballet Version of Cinderella at Lincoln Performance Hall

Preview: Rock Opera Ballet Version of Cinderella at Lincoln Performance Hall 0

Imagine a version of Cinderella where the setting is 1964, the ball is prom, the dance moves are the Twist and the Mashed Potato (“It’s the latest/It’s the greatest”), and Cinderella goes by “Cindy.” Choreographers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager have. The mother-daughter team directs the Eugene-based contemporary ballet company Ballet Fantastique, and will bring their critically acclaimed Cinderella: A Rock Opera Ballet to the Lincoln Performance Hall Sunday, August 5 at 4 pm. The all-original production recently sold out its run at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and earned consecutive standing ovations.

Preview: Portland Opera Presents: Galileo Galilei 0

This season the work of American composer Philip Glass returns to Portland Opera with GALILEO GALILEI. Glass made a significant impact on Portland Opera in 2009 when the west coast premiere of Glass’ opera Orphée became the Company’s first-ever commercial recording.

Review: Portland Opera’s Madame Butterfly 1

The perfect opera. What makes the perfect opera for someone like me who doesn’t know a whole lot about it? Is it the sets, the costumes, the singing, the technique, the language, the characters & story? Of course ultimately, it’s about how they all fit together. For me, it’s more than that; it’s about how […]

Preview: Portland Opera Presets: Madame Butterfly 0

PORTLAND OPERA is pleased to announce Puccini’s masterpiece MADAME BUTTERFLY. Keller Auditorium | February 3, 5, 9, 11, 2012 Portland Opera is pleased to announce Puccini’s goldmine of unforgettable musical moments, Madame Butterfly, opening February 3 at Keller Auditorium with additional performances on February 5th, 9th and 11th, 2012. Tickets, beginning at $20 can be […]