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Portland Opera: Big Night Concert

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-7

Soloists, orchestra, and chorus on stage together again…it’s the return of Big Night, Portland Opera’s popular highlights concert! Big Night is a celebration of opera’s greatest hits. Bring a friend and share your love of opera with someone new. Audiences love this showcase of the biggest and best opera arias, duets, and choral pieces. “When the lights went down and the beautiful crystal chandelier with ‘candles’ lit up and the first notes sounded I had butterflies,” wrote one Big Night…

The MET Opera: Eugene Onegin

April 22 @ 12:55 am - 4:00 pm UTC+3

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sharing the title role. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Opera Carolina: The Girl of the West

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - April 29 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4

In the vein of Gunsmoke, High Noon and literary bodice rippers comes Puccini's The Girl of the West (La Fanciulla del West), a bona fide Western … with an Italian operatic soundtrack. Grab a "pardner" and see how the West was sung.

Portland Opera: La Boheme

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - May 13 @ 9:30 pm UTC-7

Don’t miss the American debut of the exciting Italian tenor Giordano Lucá. Rodolfo and his friends get by on hopes, wine, and wits in 1830s Paris, but Mimi is the spark of tenderness that the penniless poet dreams of. The traditional sets and costumes, the rich and recognizable melodies and the timeless tale of young love taken away too soon will confirm why Puccini’s masterpiece is unequivocally one of the most popular operas of all time.

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Spring Concert

May 7 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am UTC-7

Debra Kaye: Ikarus (World Premiere) Commissioned for PYP by Asher Klatchko and Katja Garloff Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor Annie Zhang, 2017 PYP Concerto Competition winner Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

The MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

Portland Opera: Man of La Mancha

June 9 @ 7:30 am - June 17 @ 9:30 am UTC-7

The great American musical that won five Tony Awards® on Broadway will inspire you and lift your spirits! Author Miguel de Cervantes is about to go before the Spanish inquisition. In this play-within-a-play, he invites his fellow prisoners to “enter into his imagination.” Assuming the character of Don Quixote, he engages them all in a tale of chivalry, undoing wrongs, and bringing justice to the world. With songs like “The Impossible Dream,” it remains one of the most enduring—and endearing—works…

Portland Opera: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - July 27 @ 10:00 pm UTC-7

“Mozart’s last and wisest Italian comic opera.” – Los Angeles Times The chance to experience one of Mozart’s greatest operas newly created for the intimate Newmark Theatre is something you will never forget. A simple bet puts love to the test. Will two young women betray their lovers? All of the chemistry and questions of young love play out in this profoundly complex comedy that will leave you to draw your own conclusions about fidelity, infidelity, and forgiveness. Possibly his…

Portland Opera: Difficulty of Crossing A Field

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - August 5 @ 9:30 pm UTC-7

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved by a new, and largely unheralded, composition as I was by David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion,” wrote Pulitzer juror Tim Page. A narrative written by Lang but inspired by Hans Christian Andersen takes the story of a young girl cruelly cast out into the cold and tenderly—almost magically—elevates and transforms her plight. It’s Pre-Civil War in the American South, and a slave owner disappears in plain view of his family, neighbors,…

Portland Opera: Baroque Ball / Gala

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4

THE GOAL: In one night raise one million dollars for the Portland Opera. THE FEATURE: Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daises.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”…

The MET Opera: Norma

October 7 @ 12:55 pm - 3:55 pm UTC-4

Gaul, 50 BCE, during the Roman occupation. In a forest at night, the priest Oroveso leads the Druids in a prayer for revenge against the conquering Romans. After they have left, the Roman proconsul Pollione admits to his friend Flavio that he no longer loves the high priestess Norma, Oroveso’s daughter, with whom he has two children. He has fallen in love with a young novice priestess, Adalgisa, who returns his love (“Meco all’altar di Venere”). Flavio warns him against…

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