Met Opera HD Re-Broadcast July 12th

Enjoy the Metropolitan HD Summer Re-broadcast of Verdi’s Nabucco next Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm at the Century 16 Eastport Plaza in Portland, OR.  Placido Domingo stars in this awe-inspiring production.

Win a ticket to this showing by “Liking” our Portland Opera Guild Facebook page, and adding a Comment to the Nabucco post with the name of your favorite opera. The contest ends Monday, 7/10 at midnight, and winners will be notified on Tuesday, 7/11/17. Or, contact us directly at

PSU Opera Program Senior Recitals

Saori Erickson Senior Recital June 4th at PSU Lincoln Hall Rm. 75, 6:30 pm

PSU School of Music Opera Program Upcoming Senior Voice Recitals

Saori Erickson

Sunday, June 4th @ 6:30pm, Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Caccini, Scarlatti, Duparc, Strauss, Mozart, Barber and Puccini

Grace Skinner

Saturday, June 10th @ 2pm, Lincoln Hall 326 Brahms, Hahn, Poulenc, Haydn, Elgar

Hannah Consenz

Sunday, June 11th @7:30pm, Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Richard Strauss, & Puccini

Ellyn Culmsee

Sunday, July 23rd @ 5pm in Lincoln Recital Hall (75) Beach, Rossini, Milhaud, Schubert, Wolf, Bach


She’s knowledgeable, personable, stimulating and talented, and fortunately, available for the Opera Guild’s May Luncheon. Suzanne Nance’s luncheon appearance courtesy of All Classical Portland (KQAC 89.9 FM), and noted piano accompanist Michael Barnes are sponsored by Laserwerks’ Don and Mary Svela.
Prior to her arrival in the Rose City, Ms. Nance hosted the afternoon drive-time radio show on WFMT Chicago and co-produced and hosted Lyric Opera of Chicago’s internationally syndicated radio broadcast series. She is a frequent guest lecturer and writer about music and an arts ambassador who speaks nationally about the power of music, the benefits of Arts education, and the importance of supporting cultural endeavors.

Joie de Musique (Joy of Music) is the theme of the Guild’s May luncheon. Suzanne Nance will perform several arias along with some lighter songs with a French flair.

If you are not already a luncheon season subscriber, or want to bring guests, send your check with the enclosed reservation form right away. Contact Patricia Cavanaugh at for a reserved table for eight, or to check reservation availability after the May 24th cutoff. Sorry, we may not be able to accommodate any last minute walk-ins for this very special event.

Spring Luncheon Featured PSU's Puccini Operas Preview

At Friday’s luncheon Christine Meadows captivated us with the stories of the two, one-act Puccini operas PSU will present, opening April 21st. Saori Erickson, Hope McCaffrey, Darian Hutchinson, Alex Trull, and Chuck Dillard pianist performed a memorable preview.

POG members are invite all to attend PSU’s spring production two one-act operas by Puccini.  Performances will sell out, so get your tickets early.

Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, April 21, 25, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm, Matinees: April 23, 30 at 3:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors $27, Students $15

Purchase tickets at PSU Box Office503.725.3307

Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland

For information about our next luncheon on May 26, 2017, check the Events tab. Our luncheons in a lovely club setting feature live musical performances by local artists.  Guests interested in joining us are encouraged to attend our events.

Our mission is to promote and support opera in Portland and the region.  Meet like-minded opera lovers and find others who may be attending local musical events. For more information email us at

The Opera Guild’s Spring Luncheon: March 24

It’s a certainty that Portlanders have had enough of winter by now, and what better way to usher in the Spring than having lunch at the Multnomah Athletic Club and listening to opera performed by young artists?

Please join your fellow Guilders and plan to bring a guest or two to enjoy the afternoon (and perhaps join our organization).

Professor Christine Meadows, a talented mezzo herself, will bring along a few of her PSU opera students to offer selections from two of Puccini’s one act operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, that will be performed at the school’s Lincoln Hall in April.

Moreover, the Guild proudly supports this program and your attendance at the luncheon will help us continue to do so.

The cost of the luncheon and entertainment is $35 per person. Click on Events to register.

Sunshine in January - next Luncheon 1/27/17

Portland Opera Guild invites you to join us on Friday, January 27th for our Winter Luncheon at the Multnomah Athletic Club, located at 1849 SW Salmon Street.  We will have Ping and Woof Opera as our special guests.  Our theme for this lunch is Sunshine in January, and we hope to raise everyone’s spirits with wonderful music, delicious food and excellent company!

Cost of the lunch and program is $35 per person and guests are welcome.  The social begins at


with lunch at


.  For reservations and information please contact Patricia Cavanaugh at


or make your reservations online, click on Events (above).  Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as our deadline is

Tuesday, January 24th


Please join us!

Holiday Event December 7th, 2016

Join our Membership Event at Portland Piano Company Dec 7th.  

Join our Membership Event at Portland Piano Company Dec 7th.

Our traditional holiday gathering is coming up on Wednesday, December 7th at Portland Piano Company.  We will enjoy Portland State University Music Program students perform, and sing along with some of our traditional favorites.  This event is for our members and sponsored by the Portland Opera Guild Board of Directors. We want to know if you are coming, so we will be sure to provide plenty of refreshments. Join the fun and celebrate the season.

Fall Luncheon November 11th, 2016

Your table is waiting…come enjoy the afternoon with us.

Join us on Friday, November 11th for our Fall Luncheon at Multnomah Athletic Club. Welcome our special guests Keith Clark and members of the Astoria Music Festival including Amy Hansen, Cary Lewis, and Adam LaMotte.

A lovely lunch and program are yours for only $35 per person, and guests are welcome. The socializing begins at 11:30 with lunch served at noon. No-host cash-only bar will be available, and buy tickets for raffle prizes (which help us support local opera.)

For reservations and information please email us at , or make your reservations Note: Reservations must be received by noon on Monday, November 7th, 2016.

MONC Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Oregon District Auditions 2016. Left to right- Dylan Bunten, bass, encouragement award, Antonia Tamer, soprano, Audition Winner advancing to the Regional Competition; Ryan Thorn, baritone Audition Winner also advancing to the Regional Competition in Seattle held in 2017; and Saori Erickson, soprano, local encouragement award. Jutta Allen (not pictured) produced another wonderful competition in Oregon.

Guild members met for Brunch before the Auditions at Nel Centro.

Norma Leszt, Norm Krasne, Patty Cavanaugh, Dan Goldstein & Judy West  

Norma Leszt, Norm Krasne, Patty Cavanaugh, Dan Goldstein & Judy West

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Jane Kennedy, Norm Krasne, Marina Stites

Membership Chair Dan Goldstein and Event Chair Patty Cavanaugh

Membership Chair Dan Goldstein and Event Chair Patty Cavanaugh

The Schweinfurths never seem to miss the MONC auditions!

The Schweinfurths never seem to miss the MONC auditions!