Opera Maine Studio Artist Program
Opera Maine’s prestigious Studio Artist program (formerly known as Young Artist Program) was inaugurated in 1996 and has run continuously except for a brief hiatus during the great recession. It has evolved from being an “educational” activity for local music students, giving them an opportunity to sing in concert settings, to offering full fledged programs for young professionals who produce and perform complete operas at various locations around the state. Many of our alumni have gone on to have successful careers in major theaters around the country. Participants also have roles in Opera Maine’s mainstage production, working with Opera Maine’s Artistic Director, Dona D. Vaughn and our Principal Conductor Stephen Lord. For more information contact Opera Maine at (207) 879-7678
2017 Studio Artist Production of
An American Dream by Jack Perla
If you had to leave your home today and couldn’t return, what would you take with you? Why is that object – that connection to your past – so important? Hear this story of Patriots and Immigrants as WWII is coming to a close.
Timothy Steele, Musical Director
Richard Gammon, Director
John Sundling, Scenic Designer
An American Dream will be performed at three locations:
St. Lawrence Arts, Portland, Wednesday, July 12 and Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, $22/$12, stlawrencearts.org TICKETS
Deertrees Theater, Harrison, Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm, $22/$16, www.deertrees-theatre.org TICKETS
The Temple, Ocean Park, Sunday, July 16 at 7:30pm, $15, oceanpark.org, Tickets available at the door.
Studio Artists will also have roles as understudies and ensemble members in Opera Maine’s mainstage production of Verdi’s La traviata at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, July 26 and 28.
Opera Maine is grateful to The Portland Ballet for the use of their space as the Studio Artists prepare for performance.