Portland Opera To Present ‘Winterreise’

By Francisco Salazar

Baritone and visual artist David Adam Moore will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise,” bringing Schubert’s stunning song cycle to the Portland Opera stage for the first time.

The famous song cycle, which is based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, will be showcased in a visually striking production, which uses 3D projection mapping designed by the NYC-based multimedia art collective GLMMR, to fuse the worlds of fine art, photography, visual technology, and live performance.

Portland Opera’s assistant conductor and chorus master Nicholas Fox will join Moore at the piano while Victoria (Vita) Tzykun will design costumes and scenery, and Maxwell Bowman will design the lighting.

Moore recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Col. Gomez in Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel.” He has performed around the world in such theaters as the Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre du Châtelet, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Israeli Opera, and New York City Opera.

The Winterreise will be presented in the Gregory K. & Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre at the Hampton Opera Center for the second annual Vino e Voce series where audiences can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine during the performance.

Performances will take place on Feb. 9 through the 17.