Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Special concert to highlight singers in Portland Opera's La Boheme

This September 10th, you can hear a special concert that features the principal singers in Portland Opera's production of "La Boheme."

Here are the details from the press release:
Portland Opera is pleased to announce AN EVENING WITH THE STARS OF LA BOHÈME, a concert of popular opera arias and ensembles performed by the stars of Portland Opera’s season opener, Puccini’s La Bohème. The event marks the first time Portland Opera audiences will have the chance to hear visiting artists on a second stage, performing a variety of opera favorites, in such an intimate concert setting. “Over the years, many of our patrons have lamented that we get only one chance to enjoy the talented singers of our productions—at the 3,000-seat Keller Auditorium. We’re delighted now to be able to share the immense talents of the La Bohème cast with the public—in a much more intimate setting—before they actually appear at the Keller,” said Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “It will be a great evening of truly wonderful music.”

On the concert stage will be five very exciting singers, all making their Company debuts in Puccini’s La Bohème: Soprano KELLY KADUCE, tenor ARTURO CHACÓN-CRUZ, soprano ALYSON CAMBRIDGE, baritone MICHAEL TODD SIMPSON, and bass GUSTAV ANDREASSON. CHRISTOPHER MATTALIANO will be the master of ceremonies for the evening. Accompanying the artists on piano are Portland Opera’s Chorus Master and Principal Coach ROBERT AINSLEY and Principal Accompanist THOMAS WEBB.

September 10, 2009 | 7:00pm | Scottish Rite Center, 709 SW 15th Ave.

Tickets, priced at $50, can be purchased:

BY PHONE: Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802, Toll-free 866-739-6737, (Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm).

IN-PERSON: Portland Opera Box Office, 211 SE Caruthers St. (just south of OMSI, off Water Ave.) Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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