Portland Summerfest presents free opera, ‘Norma,’ in Washington Park

August 4th, 2014

OregonLive | Portland Summerfest one of Washington Park’s most popular events for three reasons: A gorgeous location overlooking the city and Mt. Hood, a favorite opera every year and casts as good as at any opera house in the country.

This summer, the great Angela Meade returns to Portland Summerfest to sing the title role in Norma, that Rolls Royce of an opera that purrs down the road on pillowy song. Meade is a favorite soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, perfect for Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto opera with its luxurious powertrain of sound that pulls the thing along.

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