An unexpected duet
Opera singer joins PSU grad in national anthem
While filming the national anthem for Portland State University’s virtual commencement ceremonies on the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland, a stranger asked if they could sing with PSU graduate Madisen Hallberg.
We thought, “Why not?”
Turns out the “stranger” was Emmanuel Henreid, a classically trained singer, dancer, actor and pianist who goes by “Onry.” He currently sings for the Portland Opera, Opera Maui, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gospel Choir: Kingdom Sound and teaches students around the globe.
Watch Madisen’s full performance of the national anthem below.