Opera Company of Middlebury and Middlebury Bach Festival collaborate!

October 16, 17 and 18 the Opera Company of Middlebury produced Henry Purcell's DIDO AND AENEAS. Middlebury Bach Festival music director Jeffrey Buettner conducted, and the Middlebury College Choir performed its third opera with the Opera Company.


The Middlebury Bach Festival collaborated with the Opera Company for one of the essential parts of the opera production, the basso continuo instruments, this year including lutenist Anthony Harvey playing theorbo. Mr. Harvey is scheduled to return to Middlebury for the April festival, to perform chamber works and Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna.

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Jeffrey Buettner, Music Director

Friday, April 29

8:00 PM Opening Concert

Robison Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

This concert will feature vocal of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna, and music of other master madrigalists, performed by the Middlebury Collegium.

Tickets available at the Box Office and at the door, $12/10/students free with ID

Saturday, April 30

Details to be announced!

3:00 PM Carillon Recital

Mead Chapel Lawn

George Matthew, Jr., carillonneur

Enjoy the performance on the lawn around the Chapel.


6:00 PM Bach at 51 Main

Eric Despard, guitarist

51 Main at the Bridge, Downtown Middlebury


8:00 PM Festival Concert

CANTATA 34 (complete program available in early 2016)

Bach Festival Orchestra and Soloists

Middlebury College Choir

Jeffrey Buettner, conductor

Robison Concert Hall, Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

Tickets available at the Box Office and at the door, $12/10/students free with ID

Sunday, May 1

Bach in Area Congregations 

3:00 PM Performing Arts Series Concert


Mead Memorial Chapel

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753