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Opera 101

Thursday, April 19 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Lewis Gallery
Audience: Adults, Discover Portland, Seniors

Calien Lewis, Opera Maine Dramaturg, has created a unique program that engages, educates, and entices participants about opera. By focusing on Da Ponte’s transformation of Beaumarchais’s play into a libretto for Mozart, we will explore opera’s dual relationship with music and words, and the creative process of adapting a written story for opera.


Calien Lewis has formal studies in music and theater and has worked with Opera Maine since 1997, serving as scenery painter, prop master and dramaturg. As dramaturg she has conducted research for the production team and presented Opera Maine’s repertory in various venues.