Opera in ME

Opera in ME

Launched in 2016, Opera in ME seeks to make opera fun, approachable, and affordable to audiences old and new.  Events take place at locations in and around Portland where the public can experience opera in familiar settings they frequent for business or pleasure. Opera Maine wants everyone to find the Opera in ME.

2017 Opera in ME events

“Opera on Tap” The first of these exciting new events in Portland!
Friday, February 10, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Bissell Brothers Brewery, 4 Thompsons Point, #108, Portland

Come and enjoy a beer after work! Robert Mellon, baritone will sing music from across the history of opera while you enjoy the latest pours from one of the finest breweries in Maine! Designed for first-time operagoers, we hope you’ll spread the word by inviting family, friends, and colleagues who are new to PORTopera! Donations gratefully accepted at the door.


2016 Opera in ME events

Friday, October 28 | Opera Chorus Sing-a-long
Woodford’s Church, Memorial Hall
202 Woodford Street, Portland
7:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
Suggested $10 donation per person
We invite anyone who’s ever wanted to sing some of the greatest opera choruses to come together under the direction of PORTopera Chorus Master, Robert Russell. Attendees will rehearse for an hour, enjoy a break with light refreshments, and come back together to sing all of the choruses.
If you don’t want to participate as a singer, but you would like to attend to hear the final sing, join us at 8:15.

Sunday, November 6 | Serenade
Portland, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a short concert by soprano, Bethany Worrell, accompanied by Scott Wheatley, on piano and partake in delicious food and beverage in a private home. Serenades are a great way to be introduced to opera and are a wonderful chance to mingle with friends of PORTopera. 
$60 | Call (207) 879-7678 to reserve

Past Opera in ME events
July 22            “Opera Spotlight” Rotary Club
July 16            “Opera at the Ballpark”
July 14            “FILMfest” Screening, St. Lawrence Arts
July 13            “Opera Spotlight” Cumberland Club
July 11             “Opera at the Mansion”
June 26           “Opera in the Gallery”
June 22           “Opera at the Library”
May 6              “A Night at the Opera”