Met Opera ENCORE: Aucoin's EURYDICE

Two Encore presentations!

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Live show date, we will present this opera twice as an Encore.

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. This cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs 45 mins, including one intermission

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In the face of the continuing surge in COVID cases and the appearance of the Omicron variant in Maine, the Strand continues to work to protect the health and safety of our community and ensure the stability of our local healthcare system.

Until further notice, the Strand is requiring proof of vaccination, or the official lab results of a negative COVID test taken within 48hrs of showtime, for all public events including MET Opera broadcasts. Masks are required for the duration of your visit.  Auditorium capacity is capped at 30%


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Show Dates & Times:

12/11/21 - Saturday

1:00 pm,

12/21/21 - Tuesday

1:00 pm,


$23 / Adults
$15 / Strand Members
$5 / Students 18 and under, and college students with ID

Available online at the link below; by calling (207) 594-0070 (leave a message); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before this show time.

100 tickets are available for this show, and will be sold as reserved seats with a buffer of surrounding empty seats; patrons who wish to sit together will need to purchase tickets as one order. Please note that mask use is required.

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