Portland Opera - Portland
22 August 2017

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Little match girl passion

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Portland Opera takes on two strange, contemporary one-acts by rouge composer David Lang
7 Aug 17 / Willamette Week
Lang doesn’t lean upon narrative to tell a story: rather, he surrounds us with ideas
7 Aug 17 / Oregon Music News
Two faces of David Lang
7 Aug 17 / Oregon Artswatch
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Lang doesn’t lean upon narrative to tell a story: rather, he surrounds us with ideas
7 Aug 17 / Oregon Music News
Two faces of David Lang
7 Aug 17 / Oregon Artswatch
Portland Opera takes on two strange, contemporary one-acts by rouge composer David Lang
7 Aug 17 / Willamette Week
La bohème

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

In Portland Opera's insufficiently intimate production of the Puccini perennial, the lightest parts are the strongest
12 May 17 / Oregon Artswatch
Portland Opera La bohème recreates atmosphere
9 May 17 / The Huffington Post
L'Italiana in Algeri

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Portland Opera debut of The Italian Girl In Algiers
9 Aug 16 / The Huffington Post
Sweeney Todd

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

It's crusty, creepy, brutal, lyrical and high drama to the core
5 Jun 16 / Oregonian
Die Zauberflöte

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Portland Opera stages a spirited return with 'Magic Flute'
10 May 16 / Oregonian
L'elisir d'amore

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Portland Opera closes its season with a charming, comic spaghetti western
19 Jul 15 / Oregonian
The Rake's Progress

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

With a 64-year-old work and 40-year-old design, Portland Opera presents a fresh delight
14 Jun 15 / Oregonian
Show Boat

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Show Boat steams ahead in Portland Opera production
12 May 15 / Northwest Reverb
Portland Opera's 'Show Boat' gets a lot right but ultimately disappoints
3 May 15 / Oregonian
Carmen

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Piques Eddy creates mesmerizing Carmen in Portland Opera’s production
12 Feb 15 / Northwest Reverb
Portland Opera puts on a cathartic, passionate, bravura production of Carmen
12 Feb 15 / Willamette Week
"Carmen" is a chestnut, but it's still delicious
8 Feb 15 / Oregonian
Die Fledermaus

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Portland Opera celebrates its 50th anniversary with bubbly Strauss frolic, "Die Fledermaus"
9 Nov 14 / Oregonian
The Pirates of Penzance

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arrrr! Portland Opera closes its season with a Gilbert & Sullivan romp
13 May 14 / Oregonian
Postcard from Morocco

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Ensemble excels
31 Mar 14 / Oregon Artswatch
'Postcard from Morocco' has no linear plot but much to ponder
23 Mar 14 / Oregonian
Lucia di Lammermoor

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Full of shadows, blood and dramatic singing
4 Feb 14 / Oregonian
Salome

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Imagination and innovation in stunning Salome
21 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
A vocal triumph in the title role
3 Nov 13 / Oregonian
Falstaff

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

'Falstaff' wraps up season on high note
12 May 13 / Oregonian
Drama continues for Portland Opera's 'Falstaff'
The drama isn't over for Portland Opera's current production of "Falstaff" with Weston Hurt, the singer who was injured in rehearsals for the production, requiring urgent surgery.
Despite singer's injury, the show goes on for Portland Opera
During performances of Falstaff, Weston Hurt will sing from a wheelchair with his legs fully extended, after tearing a quadricep in one leg and spraining an ankle in the other during a rehearsal.
Tosca

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Mounting same production as eight years ago works well
6 Feb 13 / Oregonian
Kara Shay Thomson
Soprano Kara Shay Thomson talks about Tosca and her singing career.
Don Giovanni

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Portland Opera superb in Alden’s disturbing, thought-provoking production of Don Giovanni
15 Nov 12 / Oregon Music News
Mozart triumphs over chairs in alternative Don Giovanni
15 Nov 12 / Seen and Heard
'Don Giovanni' cast generally strong but the opera has some unevenness
4 Nov 12 / Oregonian
Candide

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Candide is dizzy, fun and contemporary
17 May 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Keller's acoustics, dim lighting undercut strong performances
16 May 12 / Oregonian
Portland Opera closes season with evocative Candide
15 May 12 / Oregon Music News
For opera singer Robert Orth, four decades and many stages
Singer Robert Orth is caught up in a moment of confusion as he prepares for Portlnad Opera's upcoming production of Candide.
Galileo Galilei

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Galileo spins Portland Opera into the 21st Century
3 Apr 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Smaller venue adds to an uneven "Galileo Galilei" for Portland Opera
2 Apr 12 / Oregonian
Glass opera reflects Galileo’s life journey in new Portland Opera production
2 Apr 12 / Oregon Music News
Madama Butterfly

Portland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Kaduce elevates Madame Butterfly in Portland Opera production
7 Feb 12 / Oregon Music News
Portland Opera's 'Madame Butterfly' soars with Kelly Kaduce's singing in title role
5 Feb 12 / Oregonian
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News & Articles

Big changes at Portland Opera
How to fix an opera company before it's broken.
5 Dec 2014 / The Huffington Post
Portland Opera makes dramatic move to summer seasons
Portland Opera is planning to undergo the biggest change in its 50-year history. Beginning in 2016, the company will perform its entire season in a compressed, 12-week summer period.
29 Oct 2014 / Oregonian
Drama continues for Portland Opera's 'Falstaff'
The drama isn't over for Portland Opera's current production of "Falstaff" with Weston Hurt, the singer who was injured in rehearsals for the production, requiring urgent surgery.
14 May 2013 / Oregonian
Despite singer's injury, the show goes on for Portland Opera
During performances of Falstaff, Weston Hurt will sing from a wheelchair with his legs fully extended, after tearing a quadricep in one leg and spraining an ankle in the other during a rehearsal.
7 May 2013 / Oregonian
For opera singer Robert Orth, four decades and many stages
Singer Robert Orth is caught up in a moment of confusion as he prepares for Portlnad Opera's upcoming production of Candide.
6 May 2012 / Oregonian