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Opera Theater Oregon presents "This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love and Protest Inspired by the Life and Times of Woody Guthrie"
Aug 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:30

Opera Theater Oregon’s production features Grammy® award-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s 2016 song cycle for soprano, baritone, radio announcer and ensemble, blending original lyrics with music that often draws from the simple, yet enduring folk melodies that Guthrie would rework into his own songs. Conceived as a Depression-era radio program, Daugherty’s stylistically eclectic work weaves the political, social, and environmental themes of Woody Guthrie’s era with poignant and contemporary relevance. Also on the program is an emerging and rising voice in opera, composer Michael Lanci’s award-winning Songs for Joe Hill, inspired by the protest songs of 19th Century labor activist Joe Hill. OTO’s presentation will be the NW premiere of these works!

$25 General Admission
$35 Preferred Seating (first 10 rows in the center section - available in advance only)

There is another showing of this event Sunday, Aug 25 at 3:00 PM
Opera Theater Oregon | 7:30 PM
Look forward to performances by Hannah Penn, Daniel Mobbs, Helen Huang and OTO directors Nicholas Meyer, Lisa Lipton and Justin Ralls with stage direction by Julia Bray - with a special appearance by Portland's very own progressive talk radio host, Thom Hartmann as our radio announcer. Stay tuned for updates in the weeks to come!