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May
2
Tue
Met Opera ENCORE: Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN @ The Strand
May 2 @ 1:00 pm

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. Sung in Russian with Met titles in English Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 38 min. NOTE: This is an Encore performance (rebroadcast). TICKETS: Tickets for all encore performances are sold at the door day-of-show only. There are NO ADVANCE TICKETS SOLD for Encores. The Strand Box office window opens 1 hour before showtime. Call for group rates: 594-0070(ex 3). If you are unable to attend a live opera screening for which you already have a ticket, please present that ticket at the box office window on the day of the Encore screening to receive a courtesy pass.

May
4
Thu
My Home By The Sea 2017 @ Camden Opera House
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

The play was written by Scott Dyer, CRES general music specialist, with support from Camden historian, Ms. Barbara Dyer and is performed annually as part of the 3rd-grade social studies curriculum. Theatre My Home By The Sea 2017 | 7:00 PM “My Home by The Sea”, an original musical by Camden-Rockport music teacher, Scott Dyer will be performed at Camden Opera House May 12 at 7:00 pm by the 3rd-grade students. This local history piece, written in collaboration with historian, Ms. Barbara Dyer shares local folklore. An early settler riding down Mt Battie on a bear, the invention of “donut hole” and many other stories connected with our community. There is no cost for admission.

May
9
Tue
Pippin @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production of PIPPIN! Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of WICKED, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. $65 and $57 – Orchestra | $43 and $29 – Balcony A $5 facility fee will be added to tickets to this show. Group rates are not available for this show.

May
10
Wed
Der Rosenkavalier – The Met: Live in HD @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 10 @ 1:00 pm

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. Set in an idealized Vienna of the past, Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover but ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, giving him up to a pretty young heiress. Hofmannsthal’s fascinating libretto deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, genuine human drama, and light but striking touches of philosophy and social commentary. Strauss’s magnificent score, likewise, works on several levels, combining the refinement of Mozart with the epic grandeur of Wagner. We are not able to broadcast this opera live. It will be recorded on the performance date and shown on our screen, as if it were a live showing. Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8 A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event. Learn before you go! Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. Please join us! June 6 – Dirigo Pines – 4 – 5:15 pm. June 7 – Brewer Public Library – 4 – 5:30 p.m. June 8 – Orono Public Library – 5:30 – 7 p.m.

May
13
Sat
The Met: Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss) @ The Grand
May 13 @ 12:30 pm

Vienna, during the last years of the Habsburg Empire. The Marschallin, Princess von Werdenberg, has spent the night with her young lover, Octavian, Count Rofrano. He hides when a page brings breakfast, then again when loud voices are heard in the antechamber. The unexpected visitor is the Marschallin’s country cousin, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau. Bursting into the room, he brags about his amorous conquests and his upcoming marriage to Sophie von Faninal, the young daughter of a wealthy bourgeois. When he asks the Marschallin for advice as to which cavalier could present Sophie with the traditional silver engagement rose, she suggests Octavian—who suddenly, to avoid discovery, emerges from his hiding place disguised as a chambermaid. The baron instantly starts to make advances towards “Mariandel,” who quickly makes her escape as the room fills with the daily crowd of petitioners and salespeople. Among them is a singer, whose aria is cut short by Ochs’s wrangling with a lawyer over Sophie’s dowry. The Baron hires a pair of Italian intriguers, Annina and Valzacchi, to locate the shy servant girl.
When the room is cleared, the Marschallin, appalled by the thought of the rude Ochs marrying the innocent young girl, muses on her own waning youth. The returning Octavian is surprised to find her in a distant and melancholy mood. He passionately declares his love but she can only think about the passing of time and tells him that one day he will leave her for a younger woman. Hurt, he rushes off. The Marschallin tries to call him back, but it is too late. She summons her page and sends Octavian the silver rose.
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Met Opera Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier @ Fryeburg Academy
May 13 @ 1:00 pm

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. White Mountain Cider Company will be serving lunch in the lobby from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, May 11th at 3:00 pm. ?Estimated Run Time – 4:12 (2 intermissions) $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students

May
20
Sat
Open Book Players-Once Upon a Time @ Johnson Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $8, $5 The mission of the Open Book Players is to present literary and theatrical performances for all age groups by all age groups. To delight and challenge; to enrich and educate. This year the Open Book Players will celebrate its 20th season performing at Johnson Hall in Gardiner! In the tradition of reader’s theater, Open Book Players will present “Once Upon a Time”. Great entertainment for the whole family!

May
21
Sun
Rusalka – The Met: Live in HD @ Collins Center for the Arts
May 21 @ 12:00 pm

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. The only one of Dvorák’s operas to gain an international following (so far), Rusalka is in many ways a definitive example of late Romanticism—containing folklore, evocations of the natural and the supernatural worlds, and even a poignant interpretation of the idea of a love-death. The story has a strong national flavor as well as universal appeal, infused by the Romantic supernaturalism of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s novella Undine (previously set as an opera by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tchaikovsky, and others) and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. We are not able to broadcast this opera live. It will be recorded on the performance date and shown on our screen as if it were a live showing. Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8 A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event. Learn before you go! Get the most out of the opera by attending a free lecture and mingle with other opera fans! May 16 – Dirigo Pines – 4-5:15 p.m. May 17 – Brewer Public Library – 4 – 5:30 p.m. May 18 – Orono Public Library – 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Open Book Players-Once Upon a Time @ Johnson Hall
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets $8, $5 The mission of the Open Book Players is to present literary and theatrical performances for all age groups by all age groups. To delight and challenge; to enrich and educate. This year the Open Book Players will celebrate its 20th season performing at Johnson Hall in Gardiner! In the tradition of reader’s theater, Open Book Players will present “Once Upon a Time”. Great entertainment for the whole family!

May
23
Tue
Met Opera ENCORE: Strauss’s DER ROSENKAVALIER @ The Strand
May 23 @ 12:30 pm

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elina Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. Sung in German with Met titles in English Estimated Run Time: 4 hours 12 min. NOTE: This is an Encore performance (rebroadcast).