Opera on Screen

Portland Opera and OMSI are collaborating to present Opera on Screen, a series of film screenings featuring recent productions from the San Francisco Opera. The series opens on Friday, September 5 with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and continues with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns.

The screenings take place at the Empirical Theater at OMSI, which features a four-story tall screen and a Dolby Atmos sound system, making it the most technologically advanced venue in the state. Each screening will be preceded by a special introduction given by a Portland Opera staff member.

Upcoming Operas at OMSI

The Empirical Theater



Named for knowledge gained through observation, the Empirical Theater emphasizes programming that engages and entertains visitors on educational, scientific and cultural topics.

With a new giant screen, Dolby Atmos sound system and 3D capability, the theater is expanding the tradition of offering the latest in high-quality informative and entertaining films for all ages.

Getting Here

Private Events

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