CELEBRATION OF A VIBRANT PRODUCTION OF CARMEN

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OPERA NEWS Carmen PORTLAND, ME PORTopera 7/27/16 MAINE'S PORTOPERA CELEBRATED its twenty-second season with a vibrant production of Carmen, the opera that was also chosen for their first season in 1995. Far from shrinking from Read more

PORTOPERA’S CARMEN: TOUGH AS NAILS

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Posted: July 27, 2016 Written by: Bob Keyes Maya Lahyani grew up in Israel with a sense of survival ingrained in her psyche. Every Israeli child comes of age with the idea of fighting for Read more

CARMEN AT MERRILL: OPERA PORTRAYS ‘SEXY FEMME FATALE, A MAN-EATING CREATURE’

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July 24, 2016 Tim Gillis Maya Lahyani, a mezzo-soprano who sings the role of Carmen, and Dona D. Vaughn, artistic director at PORTopera for 22 years, previewed the famous Bizet work that combines Spanish flair Read more

“Opera in ME” at Victoria Mansion

Slide 1: Victoria Mansion advisory board members Harrison H. Sawyer, left, Jean Nishiyana and Jane N. Sawyer with board member Ruth Story. — Amy Paradysz photo Slide 2: Margaret and Robert Macdonald of North Bridgton, left, Read more

Review: Popularity of ‘Carmen’ demands more of PORTopera

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BY ALLAN KOZINN July 28, 2016 It seems odd to have an opera company (or even, as it is sometimes called, a festival) with a name, a logo, an artistic staff and a board of Read more

PORTOPERA DELIVERS A LANDMARK “CARMEN”

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PORTopera “Carmen” Merrill Auditorium July 27 by Christopher Hyde Bizet’s “Carmen” can be summed up by a well-known pornographic postcard from the composer’s Paris, in which a beautiful young woman accepts a bouquet from a Read more

PORTopera, Maine’s top opera company for nearly a quarter century. THE FORECASTER

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FORECASTER by: Scott Andrews July 18, 2016 ‘Carmen’ She’s ba-a-a-a-ck. That’s the word from PORTopera, which will be be returning for its 22nd season next week with two performances of George Bizet’s “Carmen.” Who is Read more

PORTOPERA OFFERS MAJOR NEW PRODUCTION OF “CARMEN”

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JULY 15, 2016 “Carmen” Merrill Auditorium July 27 and 29 by Christopher Hyde PORTopera’s 2016 production of George Bizet’s “Carmen” promises to be a landmark in the company’s long history in Maine. It was first Read more

PORTLAND APPLAUSE

“Portland Applause” is an ongoing collaboration among several well-known arts organizations in Southern Maine including the Portland Chamber Music Festival, PORTopera, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, Choral Art Society, and Portland Ballet. The organization produces two program book issues Read more

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