Portland, OR. Portland Opera announced that the first two operas of the 2020/21 season, Robert Xavier Rodríguezs Frida and Puccini’s Tosca, will be postponed. In a news release on May 15th, Portland Opera stated the following: In accordance with guidance from the office of Governor Kate Brown prohibiting large gatherings through September, and with the health and safety of our patrons and staff in mind, Portland Opera will reschedule these performances to take place in 2021. Dates will be announced at a future time. This postponement will include all main stage opera performances, as well as related events, and public programming.

“The health and well-being of our audience, staff, and community during this crisis remain our number one priority,” says General Director Sue Dixon. “We look forward to the day we can share Frida and Tosca with the Portland community, and in the meantime, we continue to strengthen our commitment to come out on the other side of this as a stronger organization.”

A scene from Portland Opera’s 2019 production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Photo by Cory Weaver/Portland Opera.

Current subscribers and members can contact our Patron Services team with any questions. They can be reached Monday – Friday, from 10 AM – 5 PM at 503-241-1802. Additional details can be found online by visiting PortlandOpera.org.

About Portland Opera:

Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge, and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera.

Since 1964, Portland Opera has contributed to the cultural, artistic, and economic landscape of the city and region that we love. We celebrate the beauty and breadth of the opera repertoire with performances that take place in the Keller Auditorium, Newmark Theatre, and the Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre at the Hampton Opera Center. The company is also a committed educational partner, touring fully staged operas to schools and community centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington region each year, in addition to a host of other efforts designed to make opera accessible for all.

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