Opera Company Of Middlebury Celebrates 10 Years

Aug 15, 2013

The Opera Company of Middlebury is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a benefit concert Saturday, August 17th.  

The recital will feature Tenor Yonghoon Lee, who sang in the company’s first two productions, and recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut.

The Company also played a significant role in the restoration of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

Executive Director Doug Anderson says that it's been a challenge running an opera company during a recession.

But he also feels that the intimacy of the Town Hall Theater, along with the enthusiasm of local audiences, has contributed to the company's success.

VPR's Neal Charnoff speaks with Anderson about the history of the Opera Company of Middlebury, and the return of Yonghoon Lee, who is now an international star.