Letter to the editor: Opera company deserves kudos

Virtuosic voices, fantastic acting, outstanding orchestra, flamboyant costumes, beautiful music, and humor!

Tomorrow’s opera stars here today: Young artists take the stage

Gymnasts and ballerinas can go world-class in their teens, but an opera singer is a different kind of athlete. According to Sarah Cullins, Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) director of Young Artist Programs, it’s all about the vocal cords. 

It’s an opera! It’s a rom-com! It’s ‘La Fille Du Regiment!’

It begins the way all rom-coms do: Two single people “meet cute.” Picking flowers on a mountainside in the Tyrolean Alps, Marie topples off a cliff, but has the good luck to fall safely into the arms of Tonio, a local peasant.

Purcell’s iconic opera comes alive with a Youth Company performance

The Opera Company of Middlebury’s Youth Opera Company is at it again, bringing opera directly into schools with the second installment of the “Dido and Aeneas Project.”

Opera Company welcomes Ciabatti as resident music director

The Opera Company of Middlebury is introducing Filippo Ciabatti as its resident music director.

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.

Opera Company of Middlebury announces merger with youth

Going forward, the program will now be known as the Youth Opera Company of OCM.

Letter to the editor: Round of applause for Opera Company of Middlebury’s ‘Fidelio’

This musical event would get rave reviews anywhere in the country.

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.

100+ Women group donates to local organizations

The organization 100+ Women Who Care of Addison County had their first in-person meeting at Holley Hall in Bristol on Tuesday, April 18. More than 70 area women participated in person or on Zoom.

Opera review: Who knew hell could be so much fun?

Standouts among this superflux of gods and action are Jupiter, lustily sung by the redoubtable Joshua Jeremiah, who also brings his assured vocalism and physicality to the role, commanding, as Jupiter should, the stage and attention.

COVID won’t mute this opera production

Jacques Offenbach’s opera “Orphée aux enfers” is full of irreverent chatter and absurd story turns, but the cast and crew who are readying to stage the 19th century work are dealing with a plot twist that didn’t come with the script.

‘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.

Opera previewed at Town Hall Theater

On Sunday, Nov. 7, Town Hall Theater and Opera Company of Middlebury present a preview showcase performance of “Aliceheimer’s,” the new chamber opera by composer Erik Nielsen and artist, writer and anthropologist Dana Walrath.

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