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NEW: Video of “Raw Milk Trial by Jury” from Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt’s “Symphony in the Barn”

Thanks to Marianne Else for filming and posting these videos. The main event starts at about 1:03 in this video:

See this page for all 12 videos in the series.

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Raw milk farmer celebrates acquittal with operetta — “Milk Trial by Jury” opens tonite at Symphony in the Barn

From a post yesterday on Toronto Life.com:

A celebratory moment from a dress rehearsal of "Milk Trial by Jury", which opens tonight.

“Remember Michael Schmidt, the dairy farmer that went through a long court battle after being charged with distributing raw milk? Well, looks like Schmidt is extending his fame with a comedic operetta, Milk Trial By Jury, about his saga. (We’re curious how he’ll pull off the police raid with musical pizzazz.) Its three-day run begins tomorrow (quick, get on the ticket-purchasing!) at Schmidt’s own arts venue Symphony in the Barn in Durham and stars Donna Ellen Trifunovich from the Vienna State Opera as well as tenor Mitch Smolkin….” Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s new operetta “Milk Trial by Jury” debuts July 30th, 8pm at Symphony in the Barn, in Durham Ont.


Rehearsals in the Barn are already underway for operetta "Milk Trial by Jury"

Not many defendants mark their acquittal by staging a comic operetta.  But Michael Schmidt, dairy farmer, food activist, and artistic director of Symphony in the Barn, is far from ordinary. Continue reading


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Milk Trial By Jury opera July 30 – Aug 1

Here’s the latest from Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt:

Just-released promotional poster for the upcoming raw milk themed musical and dramatic production

This original operetta adaptation from the Gilbert and Sullivan version will be performed four times, Friday July 30th at 8pm, Saturday July 31 at 2pm and 8 pm, and Sunday August 1 at 2 pm, according to the information currently available. For details of the full Symphony in the Barn programme, see the website at www.symphonyinthebarn.com

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