JOIN US FOR "BELLINI'S­ NORMA OPERA & PICNIC IN THE PARK WITH MET OPERA DIVAS!

  • August 8, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Dear PPOA Patrons!

I am so excited to invite you to join me at one of my most favorite Summer Concert event! OPERA AND PICNIC AT THE ROSE GARDEN AMPHITHEATER!

Join us for an extraordinary, one-and-only, free Opera in the Park performance of Norma on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6 pm at the Washington Park Amphitheater, next to the Rose Gardens. This year's performance stars:

Angela Meade as Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Allan Glassman as Pollione Carla Dirlikov as Adalgisa, Richard Zeller as as Oroveso, Elizabeth Baldwin as Clotilde .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiGpm56Bi8s

The concert features a full orchestra and chorus conducted by Maestro Keith Clark.

We would also love to see you at our 2nd annual Northwest Young Voices concert on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3 pm at St. John the Baptist Church on the campus of Oregon Episcopal School to hear and support the wonderful opera talent that our region is producing.

Portland SummerFest Presents Opera in the Park has brought free opera to more than 35,000 Oregonians since the first performance of The Barber of Seville in 2003, drawing the largest crowds of the Washington Park Summer Concert series. Opera in the Park attracts audiences of all ages and backgrounds who attend performances to enjoy this unique contribution to the cultural life of Portland. Presented in concert format with full orchestra and lively narration, these concerts have introduced thousands of Portlanders to the world of opera and been avidly attended by a growing number of loyal fans.

Opera in the Park is free to all. The audience atmosphere is informal and welcoming. Picnics and families are welcome! 

There will be wonderful picnic goodies, and you are each welcome to bring your own special bottle of sparkle and a picnic basket to share with the group. Put on your wonderful Summer Hat for the Opera and bring your blanket and share!

The roses will be absolutely beautiful come earlier and stroll down the Garden before meet up with us at 5:00 PM.  I am planning to set up our spot on the grassy area close to the stage on the right side of the main entrance stairs. if you were standing at the bottom steps of the stairs...go to the right side. I found that the sound is so much better there. I will stand at the bottom of the stairs facing  directly center to the amphitheater with my big purple hat on at 5 PM. After that I will have to get us the spot.

Sign up soon! Please brings your friends and family. This will be an amazing night of Live Opera under the summer sun! 
 

Cheers!

Natcharee

The Spark for the Arts!

Pictures of our Amazing Opera Divas! Premiere Met Opera Artist Angela Meade, our beloved Richard Zeller and the wonderful Allan Glassman and Carla Dirliko!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another amazing arts performance! Thanks for organizing this! The opera surrounded by the natural beauty of the rose garden ampitheatre was an amazing way to start off the weekend!

    August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here near the front in front of the white food truck. Behind the choir on stage in folding chairs.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great! I'll bring some wine too!

    August 8

  • Natcharee

    Hello Gina!
    I will be running late too. It has been a busy day! Look as though out will just be the two of us! That's great I could relax with you and Good opera! I'll bring a nice wine cheese for us! :-)
    I will try to be close to the stage ..easier without a big group'
    Cheer!
    Natcharee

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Natcharee, Waiting on my car to be looked at and not sure that I will be able to come tonight. If so I will see you there. Have a great time either way.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rush hour traffic is pretty rough, but I hope to make it there by 6:30 at the latest. I know what you look like natcharee so I'll find you in your hat :)

    August 7

  • Natcharee

    Many have asked what is the fees for since this is a free event?
    Answer: The Opera is free. The fees for this event is for my time planning, organizing, preparing our picnic. I always make sure there are plenty for the group.
    This is the first year that I have decided to add a small event fees.

    The event description included " There will be wonderful picnic goodies!"

    Cheers!
    Natcharee

    August 6

  • Natcharee

    To avoid parking hassles, ride TriMet to the concert. Take MAX Blue or Red line to the Zoo, then catch the Washington Park Shuttle. Bus #63 also runs prior to the concert only. Limited parking is available in the Archery Range, about a mile up Kingston Drive from the Rose Garden toward the Oregon Zoo. TriMet's shuttle service has been graciously extended until 9 p.m. to accommodate those returning to the Archery Range or the MAX station at the Zoo after the concert. Regular fares apply.

    Wheelchair users are invited to enter and exit the concert through the accessible parking area at the stage level.

    For more information, visit portlandparks.org or call 503.823.5446.

    Thank you for your support of the Arts!
    Natcharee

    July 30

  • Natcharee

    Dear Patrons:
    The August 8th performance of Opera in the Park will begin at 6 p.m. in the Washington Park Amphitheater, adjacent to the International Rose Test Garden. Picnics are welcome and there will be food vendors on site. Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted in the park only during the concerts.

    July 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which opera is this?

    July 30

    • Natcharee

      This will be Opera in the Park performance by Angela Meade – fresh from Metropolitan Opera triumphs as Bellini’s Norma opera Diva Angela of Bellini as Norma on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6 pm at the Washington Park Amphitheater, next to the Rose Gardens.

      July 30

  • Natcharee

    This is an Event not to Miss!
    Especially if you are an Opera Lover!
    We will have a Fabulous Time!

    July 30

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