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Penn's Rich Voice Saves Thursday Carmen




Everyone loves a Cinderella story. Opera audiences are no exception.

So while Portland Opera's production of the Rossini Cinderella fairy-tale opera, La Cenerentola, is not scheduled to open for another month, there was plenty of...   More
 
Friday, September 28, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

UPDATED: Penn to pinch-hit for Perez in Thursday Carmen




More Portland Opera drama!

Singer Jossie Perez—the lollipop-sucking, pelvis-thrusting, shimmy-and-shake star of the company's season-opening production of Bizet's Carmen—has fa...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Lou Who? La Bamba heartthrob returns to the ol' song and dance.




The star that was Lou Diamond Phillips may have long since dimmed since his quasi-fame in the late '80s and early 1990s (La Bamba,    More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Ethan Rose, Sunday, Sept. 30


[ANTIQUE AMBIENCE] It's noon, and Ethan Rose is nursing a mug of coffee on an unseasonably cool September day. He sets the mug down and tugs on the sleeves of his button-up brown sweater. Rose is talking, in his understated tenor, about instruments: old ones, weird ones, forgotten ones. “A lot of instru...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Portland Opera: Carmen


Performance
Grinding your backside into an arresting officer’s crotch is one way of attempting to get out of handcuffed custody.    Carmen attempts it, or at least Jossie Pérez’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

ETHAN ROSE Sunday, Sept. 30


Headout
[ANTIQUE AMBIENCE] It’s noon, and Ethan Rose is nursing a mug of coffee on an unseasonably cool September day. He sets the mug down and tugs on the sleeves of his button-up brown sweater. Rose i ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Blazers Idol! Sing it up at Center Court




For all you aspiring Beyoncés and Clay Aikens with Center Court dreams, the Blazers has a proposition: come over to the Rose Garden and belt out the National Anthem for your shot at pre-Blazers game glory.
That's right: The Blazers are holding a cattle-call OPEN AUDITION t...   More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Les Little Miserables

Will Northwest Children’s Theater get a fixed-up home?


News Stories
The Northwest Children’s Theater has an ambitious dream: raise $6 million in the next five years to turn its crumbling home into a flagship arts center serving three times as many children as no ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

She’s a Maneater

The ads say singer Jossie Pérez IS Carmen. They’re right.


Featured Stories
Jossie Pérez is not a party girl or a slut, she just plays one onstage. No, really! Just listen to how colleagues describe her: “Jossie is a wild girl,” says a former MetOpera colle ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

TBA Diary: Waller's Unfinished "Hope Chest" Beautifully Sung




There's a moment that's been rattling around in my head for at least a day now, like some haunting technicolor dream.

"I want to see every leaf on every tree," Portland's Holcombe Waller sings in his song, "Atlas." But his voice doesn'...   More
 
Monday, September 17, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin
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