The Opera Company of Middlebury is introducing Filippo Ciabatti as its resident music director.
Going forward, the program will now be known as the Youth Opera Company of OCM.
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.
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Richard Strauss’ enchanting masterpiece “Ariadne auf Naxos,” which will screen at the Town Hall Theater on Saturday, March 1 … (read more)
Heartened as I was to hear that the production is happening, I was even more pleased to learn about the sensitivity to race and gender demonstrated by director Josh Collier’s casting decisions.
Josh Collier has just what we need to spice up our holiday traditions. He’s bringing “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a 40-minute opera to the Salisbury Congregational Church on Dec. 17 and 18.
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.
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.
MIDDLEBURY — After wowing audiences with his astounding production of “Lulu” in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on on Australian composer Alban Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, which comes to … (read more)
MIDDLEBURY — The Metropolitan Opera presents Philip Glass’s modern masterpiece “Akhnaten” live in HD on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. The screening will take place in Middlebury at the Town Hall Theater. “Akhnaten” explores the life of the avant-garde phar … (read more)
BRANDON — The melodious voices that make up the Barn Opera company will soon be getting a new home. After two years inside the barn of Brandon Music on Route 73, the opera will be moving to the west side of Brandon on Pearl Street. “We have looked at, tre … (read more)