Opera: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE / AS ONE (Opera Maine)

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by Connor McCormick on April 3, 2021

in Music,Theater-Regional

Opera Maine is preseting live opera again this summer at Merrill Auditorium, with two performances July 28 and 30, 2021. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn, the company will stage an original production of Gaetano Donizetti’s endearing comic opera, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love).

Because of covid safety considerations, the opera will be modified and presented without intermission. Maestro Israel Gursky will conduct a superb cast of singers and an Opera Maine orchestra of 16 select musicians. Nicolás Alberto Dosman will be chorus master. The Elixir of Love combines Donizetti’s exuberant music with a joyful story in which true love is revealed — with a little help from a mysterious merchant of magic potions.

On July 16 and 18, Opera Maine’s Studio Artists will present the contemporary opera, As One. Composed in 2014 by Laura Kaminsky with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, the opera tells a poignant story about a journey towards true identity and self-love. As One is directed by Studio Artist Director Richard Gammon. It features two voices accompanied by The Palaver String Quartet. Jackson McKinnon will conduct.

For latest updates and information about both productions, visit Opera Maine.

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