‘O’Carolan’s Farewell’ brings duo back to the stage

Even if you haven’t a drop of Irish blood in your veins, you have Irish music in your mind, perhaps far more than you realize.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Dickens!

From the magical moment just before Christmas of 1843 when Charles Dickens released his novella “A Christmas Carol,” it was an instant bestseller.

Glory Denied: New American opera about the history of now

Great opera doesn’t need to be about anything — sometimes all we crave is unforgettable music and fabulous voices. But Opera Company of Middlebury’s “Glory Denied,” opening Sept. 27 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, offers more and should not be missed.

Local poet makes good at Town Hall Theater

Literary historian Kim Roberts recently told the Washington Post that Vermont is the American state with the highest proportion of writers.

MACo presents Heidi Schreck’s ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’

Ratified in 1788, permanently inked in cursive script on broad sheets of parchment, the U.S. Constitution might look like settled history, a totally done deal.

Rescued by love: Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ takes the stage

The Opera Company of Middlebury’s production opens on June 2 and should not be missed. Not only is the music as powerful as you’d expect, but the 19th century politics are also hauntingly current to us today. 

A very different kind of audition: Meet the singers of ‘Fidelio’

Landing a singing role on the professional opera stage is never easy. The audition process is rougher than the NFL Combine, and more selective than getting into Middlebury College.

What does inner silence look like? See it on stage

Six adults arrive at a secluded retreat center in the woods for five days of guided meditation. Each one is a troubled soul who has tried other healing paths without lasting success. Will this time be somehow different? 

Getting into college: The drama and the fury

Throughout 2022, Middlebury Acting Company has staged plays about the hottest topics in American political life.

New play tells the story of a reproductive rights pioneer

A few hours at the theater can help us escape momentarily from the wrenching problems of the real world. But sometimes a play does an even more important job by revealing and dramatizing the kind of person who might help bring us back from the brink, and … (read more)

‘Orphee aux Enfers’ opens June 3 at Town Hall Theater

Is “Orphee aux Enfers” the funniest opera of all time? Opera Company of Middlebury Artistic Director Doug Anderson thinks it is.

Opinion: Ilsley workshop spurs creativity of poets

A library — the best kind of library — can give something back. The library can make books.

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before

MIDDLEBURY — Since Shakespeare’s perky rom-com “Much Ado About Nothing” opened in London 400 years ago, you might think that by now it had been staged in every conceivable way, and the good news is, you’d be wrong. Next week Middlebury Actors Workshop off … (read more)