Patron Society: Behind-the-Doors of Bluebeard’s Castle

September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Bartok wrote just one opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, a foreboding tale of love. The Oregon Symphony creates it on the Portland stage for the first time under the stage direction of Mary Birnbaum, with sets of 14-foot high resplendent glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly.

The Oregon Symphony, Portland Art Museum, and Portland Opera present a special evening exploring a unique convergence of art forms—symphonic music, opera, and glass sculpture. Please Join Brian Ferriso, Carlos Kalmar, and Christopher Mattaliano, showcasing different perspectives in this first-of-its-kind panel moderated by Scott Showalter.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.