March 7, 2016 Portland, Oregon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “CULT OF ORPHEUS” DEBUTS AS INDIE-CLASSICAL CROSSOVER GROUP March 18 premiere features new poetic songs, arranged for cello, classical guitar, and voice Cult of Orpheus was founded in 2013 as the independent opera and art-song vehicle of Portland composer Christopher Corbell. The company has staged original underground-classical

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Call for auditions: violoncello

Cult of Orpheus is seeking a cellist to record, perform, and tour in the coming months. You’ll work with composer / producer Christopher Corbell, who is adding cello parts to the Sonnets project, which will become a full-length album this year. Recording is slated for early summer, and a brief supporting tour will happen in

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February News: performances and web updates

This month features a number of performances (also listed on the Upcoming Events page). There are also some new recorded excerpts of the Viva Opera online, and the Art Songs and Sonnets sections of the website have more samples and lyrics. You can read the full newsletter online. If you haven’t already, you can also

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PRESS RELEASE: Cult of Orpheus Event at Jade Lounge, Dec. 27

Christopher Corbell performs poetry and art-song with Cult of Orpheus “Viva’s Holiday” composer premieres new works and highlights local talent On the heels of his successful three-night, sold-out opera premiere, underground-classical troubadour Christopher Corbell brings a more-intimate act to the Jade Lounge for an evening of poetry and music. The performance will feature several premieres

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All Classical FM Northwest Previews interview

Andrea Murray from Portland’s All Classical FM interviewed Christopher Corbell and Viva Las Vegas about the Viva’s Holiday opera premiere. Excerpts from the opera are included, as well as some snippets from Bergerette’s recent recordings of the two Baudelaire song settings. Enjoy! You can buy tickets or follow the Facebook event at

Press Release: Viva’s Holiday now sponsored by Opera Theater Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, OR OCTOBER 26, 2015 VIVA’S HOLIDAY OPERA PREMIERE: NOW SPONSORED BY OPERA THEATER OREGON Independent opera non-profit partners with composer-produced “Magic Gardens” opera project Viva’s Holiday, the most exciting opera premiere of the season, is a one-act opera that relates a story of a Portland stripper going home to visit her

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Stage Positions Available

We are just over two months away from the world premiere of Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act, at the Star Theater in Portland. Rehearsals are beginning and excitement is building! The production is seeking people to support staging and house operations during the show, which will run Dec. 2, 3, and 4, 2015.

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