This will be the first time Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) will present a second production in the same year.
Over the last nine years OCM has developed a reputation for taking a fresh look at operas and with the intimacy of its historic 232-seat theater, has earned a fanatical following among area music lovers.
"We're currently the Glyndebourne of Vermont," said Douglas Anderson, artistic director.
OCM's semi-staged presentation of Madama Butterfly will star Mihoko Kinoshita as Cio-Cio-San, Daniel Snyder as Pinkerton, Hyo Na Kim as Suzuki, Ricardo Rivera as Sharpless, Scott Ingham as Goro, and Erik Kroncke as the Bonze and Prince Yamadori.
Music Director Emmanuel Plasson will conduct the OCM orchestra. The ensemble will be the combined choirs of Middlebury College, under the direction of Jeff Buettner.
Performances will be Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury opposite the Town Green.
Anderson will talk about the performance one hour prior to curtain both days at Memorial Baptist Church on South Pleasant Street opposite the Town Hall Theater.
Tickets are $40 and $45 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 382-9222 or www.ocmvermont.org.