The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is excited to announce a new partnership with the San Francisco Opera, presenting exclusive filmed performances of some phenomenal presentations and classic operas including The Magic Flute (Oct 9), La Boheme (Dec 18), Porgy and Bess (Feb 26), and Madame Butterfly (April 16). All screenings will be at the Wy’east PAC at 2 pm and free for students, children, and seniors.
These operas — all filmed in hi-def, blu-ray quality and in English or with English subtitles — all all great introductions to opera. Most people know that La Boheme was adapted to form the hit musical Rent and that the Miss Saigon was based on Madame Butterfly. But the original operas are even more powerful and engaging!
This partnership and series is made possible through a generous donation by Dr Neil Watanabe, DDS.