An unexpected duet

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.