Opera Company welcomes Ciabatti as resident music director

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

Opera Company of Middlebury announces merger with youth

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

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.

Metropolitan Opera Strauss performance broadcast live at THT

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)

Letter to the editor: Collier’s opera casting is delightfully inclusive

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.

‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ resumes in Salisbury

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.  

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.

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.

A new production of ‘Wozzeck’ debuts on screen

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)

The Met: Live in HD presents ‘Akhnaten’ at THT

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)

Barn Opera finds perfect post-and-beam venue in Brandon

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)