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You're Still as Beautiful

Mission Theater (map) Northwest
Thu., May 31, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., June 9, 7:30 p.m. 2012

Mission Theater
$17-20

New Wave Cinema, boar hunting, and clandestine looks coalesce for one of Opera Theater Oregon's trademark mash-ups. The company's production of impressionist Claude Debussy's major opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, is paired with the 1961 movie Last Year at Marienbad. Projected footage of the black-and-white new wave film punctuates the opera, as performed by a chamber ensemble (including a flute, viola, piano, and harp) plus three voices. OTO's charming set evokes the generic, bulky props of a high school prom, which helps dispel any reservations about new wave or opera stuffiness. The melodrama even garners a few laughs, which eases the perplexity of both the plot and the confused characters. JL

Mission Theater

1624 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
223-4527
http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=72&id=169

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., May 31, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., June 9, 7:30 p.m. 2012
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