Portland Opera mezzo-soprano Sarah Norton will present an evening of operatic arias and Broadway songs Friday, Nov. 19 at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. The performance will start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and will be sold at the door.
Norton grew up in the Northwest and is a seventh-generation Oregonian. She began singing classical music at the age of 16. She performed many recitals and won competitions throughout her early education in Olympia, Wash.
She attended the University of Southern California with a scholarship in Vocal Performance where she performed many roles in the main stage opera workshop and scene productions. After graduating from USC in 2004, Norton obtained a position with the San Diego Opera Chorus.
In 2007, she was hired by the Portland Opera to perform the role of Hansel in their education and outreach tour program. She then joined the Portland Opera Chorus and continues to perform with the company at the Keller Auditorium.
Norton has performed concerts and recitals throughout Washington, Oregon and California and has a passion for classical musical theatre. She currently lives in SW Portland with her fiancé Michael and her maltipoo Bubbles.
Arias and songs during the Hoffman Center concert will include works by Puccini, Dvorak, Verdi, Menotti, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Norton’s appearance is another offering of the Hoffman Center’s new “dell’Arte Series” program, which features appearances by a wide variety of performers, including musicians, magicians, comedians, clowns, and just about anything else.