Big Night Concert

Soloists, orchestra, and chorus on stage together again…it’s the return of Big Night, Portland Opera’s popular highlights concert!

Big Night is a celebration of opera’s greatest hits. Bring a friend and share your love of opera with someone new.

Audiences love this showcase of the biggest and best opera arias, duets, and choral pieces. “When the lights went down and the beautiful crystal chandelier with ‘candles’ lit up and the first notes sounded I had butterflies,” wrote one Big Night patron. “The music was exceptionally beautiful.”

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Vanessa Isiguen

Antonia Tamer

Kate Farrar

Giordano Lucá

Aaron Short

Will Liverman

Ryan Thorn


George Manahan

Lighting Designer
Daniel Meeker

Plot & Program Notes

After a three-year hiatus, Portland Opera is going to bring Music Director George Manahan and the orchestra back up on the stage, along with its celebrated opera chorus. They’ll be joined by international guest stars performing selections from the most popular operas of Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner, in addition to classic Broadway tunes.

Portland Opera’s Big Night concert is a “one-night only” event. All ticket proceeds benefit Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Program, serving tens of thousands of students in Oregon and Southwest Washington annually.