Behind the Scenes: Maurice Sendak’s Design’s for Opera

Top image: Christopher Mattaliano. Photography by Laura Domela. Bottom image: 
Papageno in the Portland Opera Magic Flute production. Photography by Cory Weaver.

Christopher Mattaliano 
General Director of the Portland Opera Christopher Mattaliano talks about his collaboration with Maurice Sendak and opera director Frank Corsaro in staging Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, and Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges. The presentation will be illustrated by images of Sendak’s sketches and production scenes. A live performance of select arias from The Magic Flute will end the evening featuring Patrick McNally, baritone, and Lindsay Ohse, soprano, and Kristen Kemp, piano.

The exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Friday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Tickets: 
$20; $15 for Museum Members.

Christopher Mattaliano. Photography by Laura Domela.

Papageno in the Portland Opera Magic Flute production. Photography by Cory Weaver.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.