Join Doug Anderson, artistic director of the Opera Company of Middlebury, for a behind-the-scenes look at building an opera company, hiring singers, and putting together world class productions. As the smallest town in the country with a professional opera company, Anderson will share stories from their first nine years and plans for their upcoming 10th anniversary celebration. A few scores from this season and past seasons will also be played. Thursday, Aug. 8 in The Lodge at Shelburne Bay Great Room located at 145 Pine Haven Shores Road, Shelburne. Open to the public.