Portland Opera’s 50th anniversary season concludes with a community-wide celebration featuring a Street Fair and free simulcast on Aug. 1, 2015.
To coincide with its last performance of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” taking place in the Newmark Theatre, Portland Opera is hosting a day-long Street Fair on SW Main Street between the Antoinette Hatfield Hall and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Festivities will include family-friendly activities, Portland Opera To Go performances, a live band, and a free simulcast.
“The Elixir of Love” will be sung in Italian with supertitles projected in English.“We saved the best for last,” says Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano of the Street Fair and of Donizetti’s beloved bel canto work, “The Elixir of Love.” “With this celebration, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, patrons, artists, board members and staff–both past and present–who have given so generously to make Portland Opera into one of the leading regional opera companies in the United States.”
Portland Opera’s Street Fair and simulcast are the finale in a year of programs that included five main stage productions, a new bilingual production of “The Barber of Seville” for the annual Portland Opera To Go education and outreach tour, the 20th anniversary of the Broadway Across America series, the 10th anniversary of the Resident Artist program, the fifth anniversary of the free Open Chorus rehearsal in Director Park, a new film series, workshops, public lectures, and more.
Visit the Portland Opera website for a Street Fair schedule.