Portland Ovations is 90 years old! Since 1931, Ovations has been your nonprofit performing arts organization inspiring a curious and imaginative community where the experience of the performing arts is a vital part of everyday life. Celebrate with us at a virtual, 3-part benefit party filled with Artists, Auctions, & Performances streamed to you LIVE from the Merrill Auditorium stage with esteemed emcees Kerem Durdag &… Read more »
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Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 between 11:30am and 6:00pm Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. Performances include outdoor pop-up shows at The Rink… Read more »
Per recommendation from Governor Janet Mills, and in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many upcoming performances at Merrill Auditorium have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. In addition, PortTIX and Merrill are closed to the public. We are available by phone at 207-842-0800, as well as via email. For assistance… Read more »
Host Robert Mellon speaks with mezzo soprano and Maine native, Kate Aldrich. Kate is an international opera star who performed with Opera Maine as Carmen in 2005 and in three special concerts. She will talk about how she developed the role of Carmen over time and offer insights into the differences between performing in Europe… Read more »
PSO’s Alison Hale, flute, performs Debussy’s “Syrinx” as part of our digital series PSO: Notes From Home. Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to yours! To donate to our PSO Musician Relief Fund visit www.portlandsymphony.org/relief
Host Robert Mellon speaks with Tony Award winning lighting designer and Portland resident, Christopher Akerlind. Chris has designed lighting and sets for Opera Maine production of The Marriage of Figaro, and lighting for Tosca, and La Boheme.
EXPLORE THE FUTURE WITH US JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL HAPPENING LIVE STREAMED THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 7PM ON YOUTUBE You’re invited to a free, innovative event June 4, a modern “happening” including four original “Living Room Concerts” by upcoming artists, exclusive to Ovations. Plus chances to learn about and discuss what’s next with members of the… Read more »
Click Here for this weeks episode Host Robert Mellon speaks about vocal preparation with Maeve Höglund. Maeve performed with Opera Maine as Frasquita in 2016 and Susanna in 2018.
The PSO viola section performs Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Little Swans” (arranged by Harold Lieberman) from “Swan Lake,” as a special tribute to retiring PSO violist Elizabeth Miller. Watch as the amazing musicians of your Portland Symphony Orchestra bring music, instrument demonstrations, and more from their homes to yours! To donate to our PSO Musician… Read more »
Host Robert Mellon speaks with Millie Hiibel about designing and creating costumes for opera productions.