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Portland Opera’s Summer Offerings Include ‘Opera a la Cart’
The Portland Opera has announced a plethora of free, family events for the summer of 2018. The events include a Cinderella Sing-a-Long celebration on July 18, 2018. Those that attend will also receive complimentary ice cream. The event takes place at Director Park. On July 25, 2018, the company will offer a live outdoor simulcast of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” outside on SW Main Street. The event kicks off at 7…
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Aurelia Florian, John Moore Among Stars of Portland Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Portland Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which five opera productions. “Each opera in the 2018/19 season brings us on a journey – whether that journey is across land, into the arms of love, or an internal journey into self-acceptance and belonging,” says General Director Christopher Mattaliano in a press release. “These stories inspire us time and time again. We can’t wait to share these moments with the Portland…
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Portland Opera To Showcase John Frame’s Noted ‘Faust’ Production
The Portland Opera has announced that it will be showcasing the West Coast premiere of John Frame and Kevin Newbury’s “Faust” production. The showcase appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago earlier this season, with OperaWire’s Santosh Venkataraman noting “Frame’s unique concepts combine with glorious singing.” “This is one of the most unique and exciting projects I’ve ever worked on,” stated Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano in a press…
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Portland Opera 2018 Preview: Barry Banks, Stephen Powell To Star in ‘Rigoletto’
The Portland Opera is set to kick off its 2018 production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The production will kick off on May 4, 2018, with subsequent showcases on the sixth, 10th, and a final performance on the 12th. All of the presentations will be at the Keller Auditorium. This year’s production will feature Portland Opera Music Director George Manahan leading baritone Stephen Powell, tenor Barry Banks, and soprano Katrina Galka in…
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Portland Opera To Open 2018-19 Season With ‘La Traviata’
Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced a “November Classic” opera to launch the 2018/19 season. The company will begin the season in November with four performances of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Keller Auditorium. The season will then continue to offer the majority of programming in spring and summer of 2019. The new adjustment will allow the Portland Opera to build upon the established summer season, while realigning…
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Portland Opera To Showcase Kate Farrar in Major Recital
The Portland Opera is set to feature a recital featuring Resident Artist Kate Farrar. The concert, which is part of the company’s 2018 Resident Artist Series will showcase the mezzo-soprano in performance alongside Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox on piano. The concert will take place at the Whitsell Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13, 2018, at 7 p.m. Farrar is in the midst of her second year as a…
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Portland Opera Announces Resident Artists
The Portland Opera has announced its 2018 young artists who will join the company's resident artist program for emerging singers. The company's general manager said, “This season, more than 300 extremely qualified singers from around the country and globe applied to our program. We're thrilled to introduce our four Resident Artists to our audiences, as well as provide new training and performance opportunities for these talented and rising young artists."…
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Portland Opera Announces Major Achievements From 2017
All is well in the state of Portland Opera. The organization recently unveiled a report highlighting the major achievements that the organization has undergone in recent times. “Opera and the arts contribute to the creation of healthy communities and strategic growth,” stated Kay Abramowitz, President of the Board of Directors for Portland Opera and partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, per a press release. “This is about achieving the…
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Portland Opera Merges Department & Makes Major Organizational Changes
The Portland Opera is making some major changes. The changes, mainly structural, feature the Development, Marketing & Sales, and Patron Services departments all combining to form the Department of External Affairs. They will be led by Sue Dixon, who previously served as Director of Development over the last three years. “We are taking a holistic view with this change and recognizing that our patrons don't fall into discrete categories of donors…
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Weekend Preview – USA (7/28-30): Dvorak’s ‘Dimitrij’ to Get First US Staging At Bard Summerscape
It will be another busy opera weekend as we enter the home stretch of the summer season. But this one is special because it will feature the first fully staged production of an opera by a beloved Czech Composer. Dvorak's "Dimitrij" will make its first staged production in the US as part of the Bard Summerscape with performances on Friday and Sunday. The opera will be performed five times. Portland…