November 21, 2017

Opera Theater Oregon: Giasone and the Argonauts, Through June 7

The high-brow/low-brow mashup of 17th century Venetian opera and 1960s mythic fantasy cinema recasts Francesco Cavalli’s Il Giasone, a rarely-heard opera gem, to provide entirely live sound for the 1963 sword-and-sandal film Jason and the Argonauts, a chronicle of the quest for the Golden Fleece featuring Ray Harryhausen’s celebrated stop-motion effects: a walking bronze statue of Talos, flying blue Harpies, Triton rising from the sea, a seven-headed Hydra and an army of skeletons. The performance includes a fashion showcase parading 20 singers in couture-inspired designs. Cozy up with a pint of ale and a slice of pizza to revel in the beauty of Venetian Baroque music and witness the entertaining spectacle of live sound performed by 28 onstage musicians and two foley artists. Performances repeat May 31 and June 5, 6, 7, 7:00 pm. Tickets available at Hollywood Theatre.


Opera Theater Oregon

$5 to $12

Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland 97212

May 30th, 2014 at 7:00pm