Light Opera of Portland & Portland Opera
October 12, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes the Light Opera of Portland and Portland Opera to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.
Light Opera of Portland will share a preview of their upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer. Portland Opera will perform highlights from The Marriage of Figaro.
The Light Opera of Portland is a resident musical repertory company performing live light opera and musical theatre productions and specializing in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. In addition, the company offers rising performing artists and crew opportunities to develop their musical and stage craft skills.
Learn more at lightoperaofportland.org.
Portland Opera has been bringing opera to life since the company’s founding in 1964. The first production was Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, which opened on November 7, 1964, at the Leodis V. McDaniel High School (then known as Madison High School). This first season also included Puccini’s beloved masterpiece, La Bohème, which (to date) has been the most performed opera in the company’s history.
Today, you can still find Portland Opera singers in parks and festivals around town, with their Opera a la Cart performances. Learn more at portlandopera.org.