In the Jackson Gallery

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KLARA CALITRI: Paintings, Monotypes, Ceramics

On exhibit July 9 – August 6.

Klara Calitri is a prolific artist whose work in multiple media has included painting, monotype prints, ceramics, sculpture, and more. As a nonagenarian she has objects and paintings on display that represent many decades of production and experimentation with techniques. Informed by her Austrian heritage and inspired by nature, her artwork is filled with flowers, birds, and living things of all types.



Calendar of Events

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Alice’s Wonderband

Saturday, July 30

Funky rock jazz fusion with Ryan Carney, Tim Duch, Joe Plotts  and Josh Cote, with special guests Those Guys.  Featuring a cash bar, dance floor, and possibly some shenanigans.



“Das Serail” presented by Middlebury College’s German School


The German School’s “German for Singers” presents “Das Serail”—a medley of popular “Seraglio-operas” from the 18th century, featuring music by Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, and Weber. Though modern audiences around the globe might only be familiar with Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” the setting of the oriental seraglio and stories of abducted Europeans at the mercy of middle-eastern despots abounded in the 17th and 18th centuries and inspired composers to experiment with imagined Middle Eastern sound impressions and effects. This opera project will closely follow Mozart’s famous plot line but also explore the spectrum of musical exoticism, created through the lens of 18th-century European aesthetics, that C.W. Gluck and J. Haydn pioneered prominently before Mozart entered the stage.In German, with a brief pre-performance lecture in English.

A limited number of $15 tickets will be available for guests who are not College ID holders. College ID holders will need to present their ID cards for free entrance.

Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m.
Pre-performance talk (English) at 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:30 p.m.
Pre-performance talk (English) at 7:45 p.m.*

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Alice in Wonderland

presented by THT’s Young Company
directed by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton

August 23 and 24 at 7pm

An inventive and hilarious retelling of the timeless tale of a girl, a rabbit and a world gone mad. 

$10/ $5 people 12 and under

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2016

August 25-28, 2016

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 25-28 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF2 promises to be a terrific event. The word is getting out in the filmmaker community about the Fest and its true dedication to first and second time directors. MNFF is receiving a bevy of high-quality work this season. And that’s great news for the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences who want to be entertained and challenged at MNFF. 

To learn more, follow the Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available at

Opening Night Film and Party $50 BUY NOW
Opening Night Film Only $25 BUY NOW
Festival Pass $75/ $50 students BUY NOW
Day Pass $28/ $20 students BUY NOW
Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue, beginning Friday, August 26; not available online.


MET Live in HD: Tristan und Isolde

Saturday, October 8

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill ofIolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik.

12 noon
$24/ $10 for students.

Don Giovanni

MET Live in HD: Don Giovanni

Saturday, October 22

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison.

Run time 3hrs 22mins

$24/ $10 students




Great Art Wednesdays

Returning in Fall 2016

Select Wednesdays at 11am, Town Hall Theater will present some of the world’s best art exhibits on screen in stunning high definition. 

September 7 Rembrandt from the National Gallery
                   Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with the behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

October 5 Leonardo DaVinci
                   A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.’
Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven are an insightful biography and reflections on Leonardo’s influence since his death 500 years ago – a unique film about a unique man.

November 16 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
                  Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

December 7 Renoir: Revered and Reviled
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today. Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse. The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

From the film’s director, Phil Grabsky:

“One of the questions asked, perhaps most frequently, is ‘why would I go to the cinema to see an art exhibition?’ I find that easy to answer. What we offer is an opportunity to see the exhibition if you can’t get a ticket or you don’t live in the country of the exhibition. Secondly we offer expert analysis, biography of the artist, behind-the-scenes, all those hidden nooks and crannies that you and I can’t normally get to… what I’ve seen and have been so delighted to recognize is that there is a different and much stronger emotional connection with a cinema screen than with a television screen. And if you can’t get to stand in front of that particular painting, on your own, this is the next best thing, I’m absolutely sure about that.”

Wednesday at 11am
$10/ $5 students

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MET Live in HD: L’Amour de Loin

Sunday, Dec. 11  

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 6:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Greg Vitercik

7:00pm  This is a re-broadcast.

$24/ $10 for students.




A scene from Verdi's "Nabucco" with Zeljko Lucic in the title role. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Taken at the Metropolitan Opera during the rehearsal on September 23, 2011.

MET Live in HD: Nabucco

Saturday, Jan 7

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh. Run time is 2.45hrs.

$24/ $10 students


Met Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, Jan. 21

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by David Clark. Run time 3hrs. 

$24/ $10 students


MET Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb. 25

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh.

$24/ $10 students


MET Live in HD: La Traviata

Saturday, Mar 11

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time approx. 2.30.

$24/ $10 students

The final scene from Act II of MozartÕs ÒIdomeneo.Ó   Photo:  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

MET Live in HD: Idomeneo

Saturday, Mar. 25

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Tentative run time 4hrs.  

$24/ $10 students


MET Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

Saturday, Apr. 22

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Douglas Anderson. Tentative run time 3.40

$24/ $10 students