Portland Opera Announces Resident Artists for 2023-24 Season

Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Program has announced this year’s artists including the program’s first collaborative pianist, Edward Forstman. Joining Forstman are soprano Judy Yannini, tenor Antonio Domino, tenor Roland Hawkins II, and baritone Sankara Harouna. During their eight-month residency, artists will engage in master classes that emphasize vocal technique, music training, language instruction, theater, dance, and movement. They will receive {…}

Portland Opera Announces Second Year of Ensemble Leaders Fellowship Program

Portland Opera has announced the second year of its Ensemble Leaders Fellowship Program, which aims to provide artistic and administrative career advancement opportunities to those from underrepresented backgrounds. The pilot fellowship took place last year, with Jasmine Johnson being named the first Ensemble Leaders Fellow. Johnson will return for the 2022-23 season as the company works towards expanding the program {…}

Maya Lahyani, Will Liverman, Karen Vuong, Karen Slack, & Maya Kherani Headline Portland Opera’s 2022-23 Season

Portland Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. The season kicks off with Bizet’s “Carmen,” which will star Maya Lahyani, Matthew Pearce, Richard Ollarsaba, and Ariana Wehr. Michael Ellis Ingram conducts a production directed by Denyce Graves. Performance Dates: Nov. 5 & 13, 2022  Kamala Sankaram’s “Thumbprint” will premiere with Maya Kherani, Indira Mahajan, Alok Kumar, Omar, Najmi, and Samina Aslam {…}