We were happy to get a reprieve from the seemingly endless parade of political TV spots last weekend when we went to Lyndon Institute on Sunday for an afternoon of music at its best.

We're also happy to have had it reinforced that culture is quite alive and well in our region, thanks to Catamount Arts.

A near capacity and appreciative audience filled the LI auditorium to watch a delightful production of The Marriage of Figaro, performed by the National Opera Company.

Hundreds of people of all ages seemed to thoroughly enjoy Mozart's comic opera with its fine stage settings and period costumes, not to mention the fine voices, despite some last-minute emergencies for the opera company.

The production has been presented recently around the country and around the state by the National Opera.

The event in this region attracted people from neighboring New Hampshire and the Upper Valley, as well as many folks from our immediate area.

It takes time and money to bring these productions to our part of the country, and Catamount Arts, along with all its supporters, should be credited for giving us such a high quality cultural production in our rural section of Northern New England.

Copyright 1998

The Caledonian-Record



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