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Three Decembers
St. Lawrence Arts
Portland, ME
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Three Decembers
Timothy Steele, Music Director

Richard Gammon, Director

This 90-minute opera composed in 2008 by Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, is based on Terrence McNallys play, Some Christmas Letters.

The opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie. Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, Jake Heggie's opera explores the relationship between mother, son, and daughter and asks the question: What, and more important, who is family?"

Opera Maines prestigious Studio Artist program, inaugurated in 1996, has evolved from an educational activity for local music students to a full-fledged program for young professionals to produce and perform complete operas, as well as perform in our mainstage production. Many of our alumni have gone on to successful careers in opera.


St. Lawrence Arts (View)
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States


Arts > Opera

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!