Help us bring these loom puppets back to the stage!



It all started when…

It all started when two of Montpelier’s creative minds got together and thought, how can we bring an opera to life in a way that will engage audience members of all ages?  Music Director, Anne Decker, and artist, Janice Walrafen, set off on an adventure that led to a full chorus, soloists, and an orchestra, with puppeteers and dancers, in a production for the community in Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater in 2017.

Now, with the support of MontpelierALIVE to make this a bi-annual event through the Downtown Events Grant, MCO is poised to bring back the opera. We follow the story of a little shepherd boy who is disabled, likes to daydream and has a habit of telling tales. The composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, grew up in Italy where Christmas gifts were delivered by the Three Kings. What gifts will each king carry? How will they react to the mother stealing?

A story is ready to unfold in January 2020 here in downtown Montpelier.  Will you be a part of this story?  Want to join us in making a difference?  Your contributions will enable us to keep ticket prices affordable for the whole community.  Please donate today to ensure we can bring this production back.