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Opera on The Bluff

Opera on the Bluff is a company devoted to the training of young artists through the performance of light opera and operetta. This tuition free program culminates in eleven fully staged and costumed performances with a professional orchestra over three weekends. Performers are selected from national auditions to spend five weeks at University of Portland working with top professionals as we all create a production together. 

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.  Program dates are May 16 - June 22.

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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.