Introducing PORTopera's 21st Season!
At Portland's Merrill Auditorium - one performance only!

Three Puccini operas rank in the top ten. Madama Butterfly (8th), La bohéme (4th), and splitting the difference, at number six, the incomparable Tosca.

But Tosca has a distinct difference. Tosca is a box-office thriller – as if Alfred Hitchcock had staged the untameable diva. She is insanely jealous, intensely combative, and at every turn, a woman ferociously struggling to control her own destiny.

And pulling her harrowing story through the score, Puccini is, once again at his top-ten best – touching the senses again and again from Tosca’s exquisite "Vissi d'arte" (I Lived For Art) to Scarpia’s dark-hearted "Va, Tosca" (Run, Tosca) to Cavaradossi’s moving lament, as he awaits execution, "E lucevan le stelle" (And The Stars Shined).

Prepare yourself for a thrilling evening of music and song.

Conductor Stephen Lord, Director Dona D. Vaughn

An Original PORTopera Production

Featuring PORTopera Orchestra, PORTopera Chorus and Children's Chorus with the Kotzschmar Organ


July 30, 7:30 P.M. at Merrill Auditorium, Portland

We invite you to join us at this year’s PORTopera Gala

Date: Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: Westin Portland Harborview Hotel

PORTopera’s Gala will return to the elegant Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. This is going to be a great party! In addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and formal dinner, our glittering evening will also feature a dynamic centerpiece concert of arias performed by PORTopera Young Artist alumni, all of whom are experiencing highly successful professional lives on national stages and beyond.


PORTopera's Young Artists Presentations

PORTopera presents Trouble In Tahiti by New England’s own Leonard Bernstein! A truly American opera, Trouble is the story of Sam and Dinah, a couple in suburbia who, despite the gilded cheeriness of the 1950s, live lives of not-so-quiet desperation. With a run time of about 45 minutes, Trouble In Tahiti crams a house load of fifties tropes, themes, accusations, observations, and then some into this oddly endearing artistic statement.

Three performances: Thursday July 16, Saturday July 18 and Monday July 20


For a Calendar of all the 2015 Season events, click here »

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