Events downtown

Jul 27

Opera Maine presents CINDERELLA – Come for the experience, leave with lasting memories!
Location: 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m.

This is an enchanting and entertaining opera based on the beloved fairytale. Whether you’re 9 or 90 years old you’re going to laugh at the comedic shenanigans of these wonderful singers.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Tiaras and Costumes Welcome!

Opera Maine is thrilled to present an original production of Gioachino Rossini’s comedic masterpiece, La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Rossini’s delightful version of the beloved dustbin-to-palace tale of Cinderella is certain to enchant audiences of all ages. A heartless stepfather, scheming stepsisters, and a prince in disguise create hilarity and confusion, but goodness and love triumph in the end. Much magic is in Rossini’s exuberant music, performed by a talented cast of principals and the Opera Maine Orchestra and Chorus, all under the baton of Maestro Israel Gursky. Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn will direct this not-to-be-missed production.

Opera in two acts. One intermission.

There will be a pre-curtain presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Merrill on July 27 and 30 with Opera Maine dramaturg, Calien Lewis. Free entry with your ticket.