Opera Review: OCM’s ‘Maid of Orleans’

Opera Company of Middlebury mastered the genre in last week’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Maid of Orleans,” with spectacle, soaring melodies and powerhouse voices.

Joan of Arc revives live opera in Middlebury

Opera Company of Middlebury is rehearsing now for the opening of “The Maid of Orleans” on Oct. 1, at Town Hall Theater.

Joan of Arc revives live opera in Middlebury

Tchaikovsky called it “my masterpiece,” and yet his opera about Joan of Arc has virtually disappeared since its debut in 1881.Why?“Epic is the best word for this score,” explained Opera Company of Middlebury’s music director Michael Sakir. “This is balls … (read more)

Local historian to discuss ‘The Real Joan of Arc’

The Opera Company of Middlebury will host a conversation with Middlebury College history professor Louisa Burnham on Friday, Sept. 17, from 4-5 p.m., in Unity Hall, at the Congregational Church, 30 North Pleasant Street in Middlebury.Burnham has explored … (read more)