Three Decembers

JAKE HEGGIE

Conducted by Nicholas Fox
Directed by Alan Paul

THE PORTLAND OPERA PREMIERE OF COMPOSER JAKE HEGGIE.

A heartwarming and bittersweet family portrait comes into focus over the course of three Decembers in 1986, 1996, and 2006. Madeline (a Broadway actress) and her adult children face the challenges of secrets, resentment, and reconciliation in this illuminating story about the very real complexities of being a family.

Three Decembers is a profound story about time, family, and art. I love stories that span decades, and this opera explores the wounds, secrets, and dreams of a family over three Decembers in three different decades. It’s a juicy opera to direct, and I can’t wait to come back to Portland and bring it to life.” – Alan Paul, Stage Director


ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION

Performed in English with English captions.
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minute with no intermission.

Susannah Mars returns to Portland Opera in this new production directed by Alan Paul, Associate Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C.

Listen for a strong libretto and score that has been described as luminous, tuneful, delicate, and tender.


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Tickets available from $35. View a seating map of the Newmark Theatre.


ACCESSIBILITY

The performance of Three Decembers on July 19, 2020 at 2 PM will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our Patron Services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.

Cast

Beatrice
Caitlin Lynch

Maddie
Susannah Mars

Charlie
Geoffrey Schellenberg

Conductor
Nicholas Fox

Director
Alan Paul