For Immediate Release
July 3, 2012
gBritt PR, 207-775-2126
PORTLAND, Maine – On Monday, July 16th, beginning at 5:30 pm, Victoria Mansion and PORTopera will present an evening of “Opera at the Mansion” in advance of PORTopera’s summer mainstage production, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
The soiree takes place at Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and performances on the Mansion’s central staircase by PORTopera guest singers Eliza Bonet, John McVeigh, Robert E. Mellon, and Solomon Howard from Madama Butterfly. Tickets for the event are $75 per person, and proceeds benefit Victoria Mansion and PORTopera. To reserve tickets, please call 772-4841 ext. 810. Tickets are limited.
“The Mansion is a spectacular setting for opera,” says PORTopera board president Ann Elderkin. “We are grateful to the Mansion for opening its doors for such a fun and beautiful occasion.”
Madama Butterfly is scheduled for July 25 and 27 at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. For more information, visit www.portopera.org.
PORTopera is Maine’s only opera company performing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Founded in 1994, it continues to present Maine audiences with artistic excellence, creative productions, and inspiring opera performances.
About Victoria Mansion:
Also known as the Morse-Libby House, the Mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 as a summer home for Ruggles Sylvester Morse, a Maine native who made his fortune in New Orleans as the proprietor of luxury hotels. It is located at 109 Danforth Street in Portland. The Mansion is open for tours and offers educational programs for the general public as well as for teachers and students. For more information, visit http://www.victoriamansion.org/.
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