Blue tigers, feet in the flower bed

Enjoy this Cult of Orpheus original, from our ongoing Rose City Art Song project, with words by Coleman Stevenson and performance by Jocelyn Thomas and Jen Arnold.

New podcast episode: The Wind Carries It in Its Belly, S1E4

The wait is over! We have a new podcast episode live, in which composer Corbell talks about the first four lines of The Emerald Tablet, and then shares the musical settings that Cult of Orpheus recorded this year. Transcendence sounds great! To follow our rss feed or hear earlier episodes, go to

Press Release: Viva’s Holiday Record Release and Concert by Cult of Orpheus

For Immediate Release October 24, 2018 Portland, Oregon VIVA’S HOLIDAY RECORDING TO PROMOTE PORTLAND’S FAVORITE LOCAL OPERA The second album from Cult of Orpheus to be released with a concert performance at the Winningstad Theatre on December 15 Cult of Orpheus, Portland’s all-original opera and art-song company, will release a commercial recording of Viva’s Holiday:

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Celebrate Five Years of New Lyrical Music and Opera!

Join us to celebrate and share five years of original, lyrical music, featuring our 2018 troupe and special guest performers. We will be performing material from our first album Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet, excerpts from our opera Viva’s Holiday, the opera miniature Daphne, and many other works including world premieres! Featuring our 2018

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Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet Available on Bandcamp

The first album from Cult of Orpheus, described as “fervently beautiful” by Willamette Week, is now available for download, and limited edition compact disc! Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet includes the twelve-movement setting of The Emerald Tablet for vocal quartet and string quartet, three settings of early Buddhist verse for baritone and piano, four

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On June 23 come celebrate our new album!

Our album release is almost here! Tickets are on sale now. You can also RSVP on our Facebook Event. It has been a joyful journey watching our first album take shape. Our troupe singers have brought not only their vocal talents but also their emotions and artistic insights to rehearsals and sessions. The instrumentalists on

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Emerald Tablet Kickstarter

We are two days into a kickstarter to create a professional recording of our original musical setting of The Emerald Tablet. Help us reach our goal and make this record happen! We have to meet the goal this month, and it’s all-or-nothing. There are many perks available including the recording itself, an Emerald Tablet poster,

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Check out our 2018 program guide!

We have some wonderful projects in store this year – two full-length recordings, a dive-bar opera premiere, a 2-act opera workshop, and three concerts. We also have a new team and a new troupe! Check out our 2018 season brochure (PDF) and feel free to share it with your friends who love new lyrical music

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