Here's the lowdown from the press release:
Portland Opera is pleased to announce the return of Blogger Night @ The Opera. Four prominent local bloggers will receive a back stage tour; attend the opening night performance of Puccini’s La Bohème, and then blog about the whole experience from the Keller Auditorium lobby before, during intermission and after the show. The first opera of Portland Opera’s 2009/10 season, La Bohème opens Friday, September 25, 2009.
Each blogger’s individual posts will appear on their own websites simultaneously. We are pleased to welcome back from last season’s Rigoletto blogger night Geoff Kleinman of On Portland (www.onpdx.com). We also welcome three new bloggers: Marc Acito and his blog The Gospel According to Marc (www.marcacito.blogspot.com), Floyd Sklaver for Just Out (www.blogout.justout.com) and Portland Opera Studio Artist Daryl Freedman, a special guest blogger for the new Portland Opera Facebook Fan Page. The links to each blog will also be available at www.portlandopera.org.
Each of these bloggers offers a different connection to opera. Author Marc Acito has performed as a soloist in two previous Portland Opera productions; Floyd Sklaver has appeared in numerous Portland Opera productions as a Supernumerary (non-singing, non-speaking role); Studio Artist Daryl Freedman is just beginning her career and our returning blogger, Geoff Kleinman, is new to the art form. Marc, Floyd and Daryl will all appear in the second opera of the season, Philip Glass’ Orphée, opening November 6.