Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini's Armida, as a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this "buried treasure." Broadcast live from the Met on May 1 at 1 pm at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury.
Theatrical history is highlighted by triumphant returns to the stage by legendary performers. It is less frequent, however, for the stage itself to make a triumphant return. The restoration and reopening of Middlebury's Town Hall Theater is one of those rare, even miraculous, occasions.
Tickets, $22, are available through the THT Box Office by calling 802-382-9222, online at www.townhalltheater.org, or in person on Merchants Row, Middlebury (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm).