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Opera on The Bluff

Opera on the Bluff is a company devoted to light opera and operetta whose focus is to providing a summer residence artist program for singers at the beginning of the careers. Performers are selected from recorded and live auditions to spend five weeks at University of Portland working with top professionals as we all create a production together. Resident Artists will get master classes, voice lessons and Alexander technique throughout. The program culminates in eleven fully staged and costumed performances with professional orchestra over three weekends.

Applications for Summer 2020

Applications open on October 1, 2019, for summer 2020. See Auditions for more information about how to apply for a spot with Opera on The Bluff's artist in residence program.  

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2020 Production

Our 2020 production is Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, performed by our inaugural class of young artists in residence.

June 5-7 | June 11-14 | June 18-21

Performances start at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale in April 2020.