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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

PORTopera President's Dinner

PORTopera hosts special evening, President’s Dinner

PORTLAND, Maine - On Thursday, July 28th, PORTopera will hold the President’s Dinner, a pre-performance dinner and cocktail hour beginning at 5 pm and concluding in time for guests to attend PORTopera’s mainstage production, The Daughter of the Regiment. The President’s Dinner will take place at Harbour’s Edge, overlooking picturesque Casco Bay and within walking distance of Merrill Auditorium. Artistic and Stage Director Dona D. Vaughn and Conductor Stephen Lord from The Daughter of the Regiment will be in attendance, providing an opportunity for guests to meet the people behind the opera.

Dona D. Vaughn, who has had a direct role in PORTopera since the beginning seventeen years ago, is responsible for the audition and selection process along with the stage production of each performance. Stephen Lord, the conductor of The Daughter of the Regiment, is an influential member in the world of opera and was named one of the “25 most powerful names in Opera” by Opera News.

Tickets for the pre-performance Surf ‘n’ Turf dinner are limited; call 207-879-7678 to order. Tickets are $100 each.

Tickets for The Daughter of the Regiment are available through and start at $41 including the PortTix handling fee.

PORTopera is Maine’s only opera company performing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. For more information about PORTopera, its Young Artists Program and mainstage performance, visit

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