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Behind the Scenes with the Funny Man of the Portland Opera

Stephen Condy talks Seinfeld and snake oil, and why opera doesn’t have to be a serious business.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/15/2015


The French Coach, Fight Master, and Flamenco Dancer: on Whipping Carmen Into Shape

We talk with three behind-the-scenes consultants working to make Portland Opera's Carmen (opening Feb 6) worthy of your most passionate olé.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 01/27/2015


Portland Opera Turns 50 This Month—and One Woman Has Been There For It All

From chorus girl to costume queen, Frances Britt has been involved with almost every Portland Opera production of the past half century. We look back at some of the wildest moments—and wildest costumes.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/03/2014


Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 07/01/2014


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 2

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis release Wildwood's finale, Dweezil Zappa plays dad's old songs, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre takes on an even older Norse legend.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/30/2014


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 7-10

Siren Nation celebrates women in art, NWFC toasts Northwest filmmaking, the galleries glorify First Thursday, and Mortified roasts adolescent angst. The arts get their party this weekend.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 11/07/2013


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 10/31/2013


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19-22

The National hits Edgefield, TBA barrels through the weekend, and Todd Barry banters with the audience in another September weekend of sizzling events.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 09/19/2013


Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

  • Published 08/20/2013


Portland Opera Vet Sings the Part of Leno

Tenor Richard Troxell sings Leno in his duet with Jimmy Fallon spoofing "Tonight" from 'West Side Story.'

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 04/02/2013


Looking Forward to the 2013–2014 Season

A glimpse of next season's lineups at our favorite local arts orgs. Hello, kitty.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/28/2013


Review: Portland Opera’s "Rinaldo"

The whimsical new production feels like Terry Gilliam got hold of Handel’s masterpiece to create "The Adventures of Rinaldo Munchausen," starring Prince. Thru March 23

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/17/2013


The “Book of Mormon” Returns to Portland

Broadway Portland's 2013/2014 season includes the return of the blasphemous hit, as well as Chicago, Evita, Once, and more. Season tix now available.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/08/2013


Spring Arts Guide 2013 and Ticket Giveaway

The season’s top 25 arts events and a chance to win tickets to MarchFourth, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, and the Portland Art Museum.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/25/2013


Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/16/2012
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