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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

A CAPTIVATING “LA TRAVIATA”

“La Traviata” Merrill Auditorium July 26, 2017 by Christopher Hyde “Enchanting” is not a word one reads often in music reviews, but it applies to the Opera Maine production of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” which opened Read more

A STUDY IN CONTRASTS, SOPRANO KATE ALDRICH

Mezzo-Soprano Kate Aldrich Hannaford Hall May 13, 2017 by Christopher Hyde Mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich strode on stage at Hannaford Hall Saturday night, wearing a spectacular red dress, and proceeded to sing of love, death and Read more

Concert review: Kate Aldrich shows why she’s in demand in opera world

The Maine native's superb mezzo-soprano voice dazzles in a Portland recital. BY ALLAN KOZINN Opera Maine‘s first presentation since renaming itself (from PORTOpera) was a recital by mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich at Hannaford Hall on Saturday Read more

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

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

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