W. A. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Wednesday, July 25 and Friday, July 27, 2018

The Marriage of Figaro
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday, July 25 and Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Opera Maine presents a riveting new fully-staged production of this masterpiece, a comical satire often described as “the perfect opera.” Mozart’s sublime music in The Marriage of Figaro has delighted audiences since 1786, and the captivating plot, with its dynamic characters and themes of social and sexual tension, remains relevant in today’s world.

Tickets on sale Thursday, November 16
The PortTIX box office is located at 20 Myrtle Street in Portland
and is open from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
To purchase your tickets on-line visit PortTIX
or call the box office at (207) 842-0800.

Stephen Lord – Conductor

Dona D. Vaughn – Artistic Director

The Marriage of Figaro is the 24th Opera Maine production to be designed and directed by Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn, and the ninth to be led by Principal Conductor Stephen Lord. Ms. Vaughn describes their partnership as a “joyful collaboration,” and continued, “It’s always so thrilling to see where music and dramatic action combine.”



Danielle Pastin (Countess Almaviva)

Keith Phares (Count Almaviva)









Robert Mellon (Figaro)

Maeve Höglund (Susanna)






MaryAnn McCormick (Marcellina)

Kevin Glavin (Bartolo)






Robert Brubaker (Basilio)

Hongni Wu (Cherubino)















The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel is a generous sponsor of Opera Maine’s 2018 season and they are offering special room

rates at The Westin on the nights of our performances, July 25 and 27.

You may book special rates up until June 24 with the discounted room rate. To make reservations, you may use this link or call Central Reservations at 1-855-811-0043 and reference the Opera Maine Room Block.

Opera Maine is grateful for the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, ART WORKS for their grant in support of The Marriage of Figaro and “Figaro For All” events.