Portland Opera To Go has finished another wonderful tour. This year's The Magic Flute, by Mozart, was a wonderful success. Our intrepid band of musicians toured all over Oregon, and Soutwest Washington, from coast to coast and from North to South. We were everywhere from Vancouver, WA to Klamath Falls, OR, we were on the coast in Astoria, OR all the way to Ontario, OR.
The group had a great time while playing to a total of over 18,000! POGO hit 55 venues over the 12 week tour and of those 19 had never gotten a POGO performance before. This production really focuses on the hero story in The Magic Flute of Tamino and his trials to win the freedom of his lady love. With Papagano at his side, our hero was successful in all of his trials and won the hand of Pamina.
POGO's mission is to bring arts learning and performance to children and areas that don't have much access to this type of programming. This year they sure did! 63% of the schools we visited were Title 1 schools! 25% of the schools they went to were considered "very rural" with a population of less than 10,000 in the school district. About 1/2 of the schools were in and around the Portland Metro area and half were out and about in the rest of Oregon.
Portland Opera To Go did well this year to fulfill the mission of bring the arts and music to as much of our state as we can in one season. We look forward to seeing you next year! Stay tuned for more on our upcoming tours!
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