Opera in the Pines seeking local artists for Bar Crawl Bohème

  • April 11, 2023

To our local artists:

Opera in the Pines is presenting our production of Bar Crawl Bohème, an immersive, community-focused adaptation of the operatic classic La bohème, at Maine Beer Company, Three of Strong Spirits and Oyster River Winegrowers next month! La bohème is an opera that features various scenes in the lives of struggling artists. In our version, that’s a poet, a painter, a musician, a philosopher, a photographer and a seamstress. 

Marcello, our resident painter of the Bohemians, is a rugged house painter in his 30s, living in Portland, Maine. He enters the opera carrying a paint bucket and brushes, a cloth stained with paint over his shoulder. His day job is painting houses, any random painting gig he can get, but his true passion is a little more artistic. There’s an easel set up in the apartment where he immediately goes after work. And what is on that easel, you ask? That’s where we’d like you to come in! 

We’d love to feature your painting on the easel that will be the focal point of our set in Act I and IV. In addition, you’ll be included in our digital program, on our website and social media, in our email newsletter, receive two complimentary tickets to the performance of your choice, and there may be an opportunity for you to sell your art at our venue on the night of the performance. Our easel will be adjustable for canvas sizes 16x20 and 18x24. All content welcomed, but we love a good Maine theme… it’s kind of our thing. 

For consideration, submit your ideas and photos of your work to operainthepines@gmail.com!

Founded by three Maine-raised artists, Opera in the Pines is an alternative opera company committed to reinventing the opera experience. We strive to provide other Maine based artists with the opportunity to showcase their talents, utilize unconventional spaces, and create intimate performance experiences for both seasoned opera lovers and new audiences alike. Opera in the Pines introduced their inaugural season in 2022 with two sold-out performances of The Diary of Anne Frank, now a current Semi-Finalist for The American Prize in Opera Performance.

To learn more visit operainthepines.com and follow us @operainthepines.



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P.O. Box 163
Scarborough  ME  04070