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Bolshoi Ballet’s Ivan The Terrible

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

  NEW DATE: Broadcast of Bolshoi Ballet's Ivan the Terrible Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 12:55pm broadcast from The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Music Sergei Prokofiev Libretto Yuri Grigorovich Choreography Yuri Grigorovich As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to […]


Charlie Daniels Band

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 77, Charlie has parlayed his passion […]


The Odd Couple

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

June 11, 12, 13 at 7:00pm June 14 at 2:00pm Compulsive neatnik Felix Unger is thrown out of his house by his divorce-bound wife. Worried that Felix will try something desperate, his best friend Oscar Madison, himself in the process of being divorced by his wife, invites Felix to move in with him. Within a […]


The Robert Cray Band

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Back by popular demand! With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. By the age of 20, Cray had decided to form his […]

$40 – $50

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) […]

$15 – $20

Latcho Drom (1993)

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

“This majestic, French-made film wishes viewers a ‘latcho drom’ — a safe journey — as it follows the roots of the Rom, traveling people better known as Gypsies. Stunning and evocative, it transcends language and culture, bringing together the best elements of National Geographic-style documentary and music video in a kind of anthropological MTV. Using […]

The Vagina Monologues

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone.  The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.  In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. Tickets: $20 Orchestra, $18 1st Balcony, […]

Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for […]

Swan Lake

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried's birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness […]

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves […]

Kitchen Witches

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years. When circumstances put them together on a TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food! Performance Dates and Times: January 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm; January 25 at 2:00pm Tickets: $20, $18 Seniors and […]

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

In many ways, this is not only Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, but also the high water mark of the wonder years of American cinema, the ‘70s. Has there ever been a film as beautiful, ambitious, uncompromising — and commercially successful! — as Coppola’s legendary, Oscar-sweeping (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Robert De […]

The Merry Widow

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey […]

La Bayadere

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Presented by:Bolshoi Ballet Music: Ludwig Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov Original choreography: Marius Petipa New version: Yuri Grigorovich When the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret, they swear eternal mutual fidelity. However, the High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, overhears them. He rushes to reveal their […]

The Nutcracker

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The holidays would not be complete without a visit to the magical world of The Nutcracker. Each magical performance brings toy soldiers, dancing mice, and the Land of Sweets! Children of all ages will delight in Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite produced by the Bossov Ballet Theatre from Pittsfield, Maine. Join us for this event and start […]

The Pharoah’s Daughter

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Young Englishman Lord Wilson is traveling through Egypt when a powerful storm breaks out. He is forced to take shelter in the nearest pyramid, where the daughter of one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs lies entombed. Lord Wilson falls asleep and begins to dream that the princess has come to life. The plot of this […]

Barber of Seville

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score. Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, […]

Ani DiFranco

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

After 20 years in the music biz, self-described "Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. She still proudly identifies as a folksinger, too, but her understanding of that term has always been far more expansive than a bin […]

Bob Marley

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Maine's own "wicked funny" comedian makes his annual appearance at the Waterville Opera House! Two performances: 7:00 and 9:00 PM.



Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and […]

National Theatre’s Frankenstein

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Back by popular demand! National Theatre Live's 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny […]

Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow: The Legend of Love

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning — her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen's […]

Fall Pops Concert

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

The Portland Symphony Orchestra with Robert Moody, Music Director, and Suzanne Nance, Guest Soprano will be back to entertain central Maine. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of fetal monitoring equipment in the Inland Birthing Center. The program will include: CoplandFanfare for the Common Man SchubertAve Maria w/Suzanne Nance Elgar"Nimrod" from the […]

Bound for Glory

Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street, Waterville

Adapted from celebrated folk singer and social activist Woody Guthrie's autobiography, Bound for Glory centers on a few pivotal years during the Great Depression. Midwesterner Guthrie plays music locally but can't earn enough as a sign painter to support his wife and children. With only his paintbrushes and guitar, Guthrie joins the migration westward from […]

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