2019/20 SEASON CANCELLATION UPDATE | APRIL 2, 2020
Thank you for your patronage of Portland Opera. It’s with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel the remaining performances of our 2019/20 Season. This cancellation began with Bajazet, and now includes the Big Night concert, Pagliacci, and Three Decembers, as well as public programming events surrounding those productions. This cancellation also includes the Portland Opera Resident Artist recital series.
Our intention with this decision is to honor the well-being of our community and our company, while contributing to solutions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The health and wellness of our audiences and company members remain of paramount importance to us. That is why we will not take this risk, and that is why our team is working diligently with artists, musicians, and collaborators to focus on the future of Portland Opera and our upcoming season.
We’ll be back soon. Our team is working remotely, but that won’t keep us from using this time to dive into strategy, planning, and future building. We are going to share Opera a la Cart around town, and keep you connected with our Resident Artists and engagement teams through digital content. And, when we have the chance to be together at the opera this autumn, it will be exponentially more joyful and bittersweet, for having missed you during this challenging time.
We’ve been a member of this vibrant arts ecosystem since 1964, and we intend to continue to grow. We are privileged to be a leading arts employer and cultural institution in service of our region, and that responsibility anchors our vision for our future.
For ticket refund and donation information, please visit Portland Opera.
As a nonprofit, Portland Opera needs your support. Please consider making a gift today in any amount, and help us navigate this difficult time. There is an “above-the-line” or universal charitable giving incentive for contributions made in 2020 of up to $300. This provision will now allow all non-itemizer taxpayers (close to 90% of all taxpayers) to deduct charitable contributions from their tax return, an incentive previously unavailable to them. Additionally, recent stimulus legislation lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for itemizers from 60% of adjusted gross income (AGI) to 100% of AGI for contributions made in 2020.
Our mission to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera is at the core of everything we do.
From our point of view, we’re here because of you.
Opera patrons come in all ages and from all over the region. That’s why you’ll find our touring productions crisscrossing Oregon and SW Washington, engaging over 35,000 youngsters. It’s why our mainstage productions draw nearly 42,000 patrons, selling out many of the season’s performances.
In short, it’s why we’re here.
To produce opera that has the power to change your life.
2019/20 Portland Opera Season
October 25, 27m, 31, November 2, 2019 | Keller Auditorium
AN AMERICAN QUARTET
February 7, 9m, 11, 13, 15, 2020 | The Hampton Opera Center
BAJAZET - CANCELLED
March 20, 22m, 24, 26, 28, 2020 | Newmark Theatre
BIG NIGHT CONCERT - CANCELLED
May 9, 2020 | Keller Auditorium
PAGLIACCI - CANCELLED
June 5, 7m, 11, 13, 2020 | Keller Auditorium
THREE DECEMBERS - CANCELLED
July 17, 19m, 22, 23, 25, 2020 | Newmark Theatre
“This season we witness the art of opera from four different centuries. We can’t wait to take your breath away with each of them.” – Christopher Mattaliano, General Director