Maine Arts Commission: Producers/Presenters Forum

Maine Performing Arts Forum 2017 Maine producers and presenters convened on September 18 at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick for the Maine Performing Arts Forum. The event was hosted by the Maine Arts Commission to facilitate Read more

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Featured on WCSH6 show "207"   PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Opera Maine has been the sole opera company in the state for 23 years. Wednesday will be opening night for it's newest showing of La Traviata. The Read more

Two performers’ paths meet again in Opera Maine’s ‘La Traviata’

Maria Natale was born to sing. She’s known it since she was a child, and starring as the fallen woman in the Opera Maine production of “La Traviata” fulfills a professional goal. It’s her dream Read more

Society Notebook: Opera Maine gala celebrates new production, new name

'A Night at the Opera' fundraiser was held in support of the upcoming performance of 'La Traviata.' Shoni and Nik Caner-Medley of Portland and Monaco. Click here for a collection of photos.In Portland, people still Read more

PORTopera changes its name to Opera Maine

The new name better reflects its mission and clears up confusion with the other Portland. BY BOB KEYES STAFF WRITER Edward Parks plays Escamillo in PORTopera's production of "Carmen" at Merrill Auditorium in July 2016. Staff Read more

Dona D. Vaughn elected to Board of the National Opera America Center

Dona D. Vaughn |  Artistic Director, PORTopera, and Artistic Director of Opera Programs, Manhattan School of Music (Portland, New York) Dona D. Vaughn is the artistic director of PORTopera, a summer festival in Portland, Maine, and also Read more


PORTopera appoints Caroline Koelker managing director PORTopera recently announced the appointment of Caroline Koelker as managing director. In this role she is responsible for managing all aspects of the opera company’s productions, outreach and fundraising. Read more

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