Inside the concert was also a hit! This year George Manahan returned to conduct. Jonathan Boyd, Michael Todd Simpson, Jennifer Forni and the Portland Opera Studio Artists joined the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus on stage for an evening of opera arias, duets and choral pieces from Rossini, Verdi, Mozart and Wagner.
Portland, Saturday, September 22nd. It was an inside/outside night of beautiful music for the Portland Opera. Featured soloists Jennifer Forni and Resident Artist Lindsay Ohse enjoying the Notte Grande Gala. Outside the Keller Auditorium, a street fair drew a lively crowd as the Portland Opera staged the 2nd Annual BIG NIGHT.
All proceeds from BIG NIGHT benefited Portland Opera’s education and outreach programs: bringing opera to students throughout the state of Oregon!