Serenades and Concerts

Serenades and Concerts

Hearing operatic voices in intimate spaces is a special experience! Four times a year, Opera Maine supporters graciously host a “Serenade” in their homes or other special venues. Opera lovers enjoy short concerts by Opera Maine singers, socialize with other opera fans, and partake of delicious food and drink. Serenades are also a wonderful way to be introduced to opera for the first time!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Mezzo-soprano, Sahoko Sato Timpone will perform at our Spring Serenade on Little John Island in Yarmouth. You will remember Sahoko from her singing the role of Mercedes in our 2016 production of Carmen. Hear her in this beautiful intimate setting among friends new and old.
$60 per person to benefit the 2017 Opera Maine season. For reservations call (207) 879-7678

Saturday, May 13, 2017: TICKETS
KATE ALDRICH In concert. 7:30 p.m. Opera Maine is proud to present Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano, who has performed in leading opera houses throughout the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Opera, and many, many more, including our own Opera Maine!  Kate returns to Maine for this special concert that is not to be missed.  Martin Perry, accompanist. All guests are invited to a reception to meet the artists after the concert. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets – Click here!


Thursday, February 9, 2017:
Serenade in Portland. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Featuring baritone, Robert Mellon. Scott Wheatley will accompany on piano. Call (207) 879-7678 for reservations

Sunday, November 6, 2016:
Serenade in Portland. 12 – 2:00 p.m. Featuring soprano, Bethany Worrell. Scott Wheatley will accompany on piano. Call (207) 879-7678 for reservations

June 26, 2016:
Portland Art Gallery, 154 Middle St., Portland. Maine Media Collective co-hosts this serenade June 26 in its Portland Art Gallery. Featured singers will be Abigail Shapiro and Alexander Boyd. Call (207) 879-7678 for reservations

July 11, 2016, 5:30pm:
Opera at the Mansion. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Adam Diegel, Maeve Höglund, Kenneth Kellogg, and Robert Mellon, principals in our upcoming Carmen production, will perform in the magnificent and acoustically superb stair hall of Victoria Mansion, Portland’s iconic 1860 Italianate mansion. The event benefits both PORTopera and Victoria Mansion. $75/person. Call (207) 772-4841 x 101 for reservations.

August 13, 2016, 8:15 p.m.Harmony & Discord: Italian Opera in America 1840-1850
The Claremont Hotel,
22 Claremont Rd., Southwest Harbor, Me.
Tickets $15/non-hotel guests; call 207-244-5036

If you missed this wonderful concert/lecture program in April in Portland you can catch it this summer on Mount Desert Island at the stunning Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor. Opera singers Robert Mellon, Maria Natale, and Joshua Wheeker will perform arias from the Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi operas that Americans first heard in the 1840s. Noby Ishida will collaborate on the piano. Drawing on extensive research in period newspapers, organizer Arlene Palmer Schwind will provide entertaining historical commentary and reveal the “harmony” on the stage, the “discord’ behind the scenes, and what opera-goers and critics of the 1840s had to say about it all. This program is a sequel to last year’s popular concert, When Bel Canto was New, The First Italian Operas in America, 1825-1835. For information about the program call (207) 879-7678. For information about The Claremont, visit or call (207) 244-5036. Tickets at the door.