12/06/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 09:21
Posted December 06, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for OperaMaine's 25th Anniversary mainstage production of W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute presented at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, July 26, 2019. Ticket prices start at $34. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, a grant from Wells Fargo will allow the first 300 registrants, age 25 and under, to attend for free.
Tickets are on sale at PortTIX , the only official box office for Opera Maine. To avoid websites that sell tickets at a mark-up, tickets may be purchased by calling or visiting the box office, or at OperaMaine.com. The PortTIX box office is located at 20 Myrtle Street in Portland and is open noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call PortTIX office at (207) 842-0800.
To celebrateits 25th Anniversary-and the magic of opera-Opera Maine presents its first-ever production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Magnificent music draws you into a fantasy world, where Prince Tamino and the bird catcher Papageno embark upon a trial-filled journey to rescue the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night. The twisting tale of good, evil, enlightenment, and love will captivate young and old alike. The opera will be sung in the original German with English dialogue and with English supertitles. The company's Principal Conductor, Stephen Lord will conduct the Opera Maine Orchestra and Artistic Director, Dona D. Vaughn, will direct the exceptional cast.
In addition to the support for tickets to TheMagic Flute, the Wells Fargo grant will also support an educational initiative. Next spring, Opera Maine will work with music educators in the public schools to engage and educate students about opera, using The Magic Fluteas the core concept of the learning experience. This initiative will further Opera Maine's goal of introducing opera, this unique and all-encompassing art form, to diverse and under-served populations within the Maine community.
About Opera Maine:Founded in 1994 and presenting its first production, Carmen, in 1995, Opera Maine (formerly PORTopera) provides the only opportunity for Maine residents and visitors to experience fully staged and orchestrated professional opera in the state. Our productions feature talented artists of international, national, and local fame who come together to create an outstanding experience for all who attend. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn and Executive Director Caroline M. Koelker, Opera Maine is widely respected for its community engagement and superb operatic productions and programming. For more information about Opera Maine's programs, visit OperaMaine.com and follow Opera Maine on Facebook and Instagram.