Ocean Institute Evening Features Musical Maritime Melodrama Enoch Arden

Press Release

DANA POINT, CA – The Ocean Institute is pleased to welcome pianist Sonya Lee and narrator/actress Melina Kalomas for a musical presentation of Enoch Arden, a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson about a fisherman turned merchant sailor who sailed into misfortune, on Thursday, June 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Composer Richard Strauss wrote the melodrama in 1897, using the words of the 1864 poem.  The performance will take place in the Institute’s Samueli Hall, beneath GraySea, a juvenile gray whale skeleton.

Cost is $75 per person (become an Ocean Institute member to receive a discounted member price of $45 or buy your ticket online by May 25th and receive $20 off the ticket price.); includes hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine before the performance and at intermission.  Catering by 24 carrots. 

Buy tickets online at http://www.ocean-institute.org/event/enoch-arden-musical-performance or call (949) 496-2274 for additional information. 


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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