Portland Opera Guild Holiday Party

During Portland Opera Guild's annual holiday party, Ellen Waterston will discuss the transition of her verse novel, Via Lactea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, to a libretto, and then to a musical score for the June 2016 world premiere of "Via Lactea: An Opera in Two Acts," produced by OperaBend. Jason Stein, executive director of OperaBend, with Kari Burgess, Jocelyn Claire Thomas and Amanda Taddeo, will perform some numbers from "Via Lactea," as well as excerpts from Carmen and Die Fledermaus.

Where: Portland Piano Company, 711 SW 14th Avenue, Portland, Oregon