Portland Opera Guild announces their annual Gala: Bootlegger’s Ball will take place April 4, 2015.
Held at Coopers Hall, a working winery in SE Portland, cocktail hour will feature John Bennett. Silent auction items will include exclusive Portland Opera access to the casts of Showboat, Rake’s Progress and Elixir of Love. The Portland Opera Resident Artists (Alexander Elliott, baritone; Ian José Ramirez, tenor; and Katrina Galka, soprano) will perform a set of drinking songs prior to dinner. They will be accompanied by Nicholas Fox, Portland Opera Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor. Mr. Elliott and Mr. Ramierz can be seen in Portland Opera’s upcoming production of Carmen. Mr. Elliott and Ms. Galka will be competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regionals in Seattle on February 15, 2015. Tickets for Bootlegger’s Ball are $100 and can be purchased online at PortlandOperaGuild.org by clicking here. In a separate, ticketed event, following Bootlegger’s Ball, former Portland Opera Resident Artist, mezzo Caitlin Mathes will present SINGEASY, a cabaret of popular and obscure hits from the Prohibition Era by American composers such as Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin. Limited seating available for this event. This ticket does not require the purchase of a ticket to Bootlegger’s Ball. Ms. Mathes was last in Portland in 2014 in Portland Opera’s Postcard from Morocco and in Opera Theater Oregon’s Cunning Little Vixen. In 2013, her cabaret Weill’d Wild West, based on the songs of Kurt Weil, was a sell-out. Tickets for SINGEASY are $50 and can be purchased online at PortlandOperaGuild.org here. Proceeds of both events benefit the Portland Opera Guild, who in turns supports Portland Opera Resident Artists program, Portland State University Opera program, Metropolitan Opera National Council – Oregon District and Portland Summerfest. For more information about Bootlegger’s Ball and to make reservations, please click here.
A 501c3, the Portland Opera Guild’s mission is to stimulate interest and participation in opera
for the benefit of cultural, educational and musical life in all of Oregon and to assist artists
in the arts and aid in the production of opera.