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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Celebrating Portland Opera’s 50th Anniversary

July 22, 2015

This morning, City Council honored the Portland Opera with a proclamation celebrating its 50th anniversary. 

Portland Opera inspires audiences with extraordinary, artistic, and diverse performances.

It first launched in 1964, with a production of Die Fledermaus at Madison High School. Today, Portland Opera has grown into a first-class company and is an important feature in our community.

The Opera is dedicated to expanding arts access in Portland and around Oregon. The Portland Opera To Go program provides one-hour versions of classic operas to schools and community groups state-wide, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the arts. 

Want to check out a show? Portland Opera is closing its riveting season with a street fair on Saturday, August 1, next to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The street fair will be followed by a live outdoor simulcast of that night’s performance of The Elixir of Love.

Check out Portland Opera's website to learn more.