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 {…}

Portland Opera to Celebrate Music Director George Manahan with ‘The George & Friends Concert’

On May 13, 2022, Portland Opera will present a special, one-night-only event in celebration of Maestro George Manahan’s tenure as their Music Director. Titled, “The George & Friends Concert,” the PO Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by guest artists and friends of the longtime director, performing arias and ensemble pieces from works such as “Carmen,” “Tannhauser,” “Lakme,” “Candide,” “Sweeney {…}