Newmark Theatre

La Finta Giardiniera

Conducted by George Manahan
Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber


Violante goes into hiding as “the disguised gardener” at the local Mayor’s country estate after escaping her abusive lover, Count Belfiore. As she chooses forgiveness and to love again, a dizzying cast of characters in disguise, enamored, and in chaos come together in this seriocomic account of the very complex nature of the human heart.


Performed in Italian with English captions.
Approximately 3 hours, and 15 minutes, including one intermission.

Combining buoyant comedy with drama and sublime music, this opera from 1775 showcases everything we love about Mozart’s work. Lindsay Ohse returns to Portland Opera as the title character in Chas Rader-Shieber’s inspired new production for Portland Opera.

La Finta Giardiniera: Simulcast
Wednesday, July 24 | 7:30 PM
Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave
Free and open to the public

Join us for our annual simulcast performance featuring Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera! Audiences are invited to enjoy an evening of opera under summer skies and watch a live broadcast of Mozart’s comedy from 1775, which will be performed in the Newmark Theatre. Join us on SW Main Street between the Antoinette Hatfield and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Halls. We’ll have captions, so you won’t miss a word or moment, and refreshments will be available for purchase.


The performance of La Finta Giardiniera on July 14, 2019 at 2PM will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is visually translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our Patron Services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.


Portland Opera is a proud participant in Arts for All, offering $5 tickets to audience members with Oregon Trail Cards.

We also celebrate donors and supporters of Work for Art by offering special discounts through the Arts Card program.

Advance tickets can also be purchased through both of these programs two weeks prior to each performance. Simply call our Patron Services team at 503-241-1802. Tickets purchased over the phone will be available for pick up at Will Call with a valid ID and Oregon Trail Card.

Newmark Theatre : Upcoming Events


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