Portland Opera's general director Christopher Mattaliano and tenor Richard Troxell will appear on Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" program tomorrow. They will discuss "Opera's New Day - What should the opera do to appeal to a new, young audience?" The program airs in the morning at 9 am and again at 9 pm. Click here for more information on the discussion.
Also, Portland Opera's production of La Traviata (with Troxell as Alfredo, Maria Kanyova as Violetta, and Portland's own Richarad Zeller as Germont) opens this Friday. If you want to find out more about the opera, I suggest that you visit Portland Opera's web site, where they've just posted some excellent videos. There's a wonderful video of Kanyova working with stage director Jennifer Nicoll and singing one of the famous arias from La Traviata, plus an interview with Kanyova and another with conductor Stephen Lord.