Art with Arias

Art with Arias

featuring Opera Maine's Studio Artist Program

$10 for members; $20 general public

The PMA is thrilled to partner with Opera Maine (formerly PORTopera) to present a special summer engagement. In this one-night-only performance, up-and-coming baritone Andrew Pardini and music director Timothy Steele from the company's prestigious Studio Artist Program will look to the PMA collection for inspiration, and treat audiences to a diverse repertoire spanning genres such as classical, jazz, and musical theatre in response to the PMA collection. Join us as we pair artworks with arias! 

Past musical events such as last fall's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Portland Symphony Orchestra with Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and the PMA360 performance by BØRNS have been some of the most beloved recent programs at the museum, and Art with Arias continues the tradition of world renowned musicians introducing new ideas to audiences at the museum and connecting their craft with the PMA collection.

About Opera Maine:

With a mission of producing creative, inspiring, and professional opera performances of artistic excellence, Opera Maine has presented many of the world's favorite operas, from Mozart to Puccini, over its 22-year history. Opera Maine's Studio Artist Program was inaugurated in 1996, offers full-fledged programs for young professionals who produce and perform complete operas at various locations around the state. Timothy Steele, Musical Director of the program, celebrates his 14th season with Opera Maine. Since 1991 he has been on the opera faculty of New England Conservatory, and he has served as conductor/pianist for over 120 productions with numerous companies.

Image: Ahmed Alsoudani, Untitled (detail), 2013