Auditions for Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus

BOF announces auditions for the Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus for BOF’s summer 2020 production of W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni and BOF’s Gala Fifth Anniversary Concert.  Auditions will be held for the following chorus sections: ​ SOPRANOS ALTOS TENORS BARITONES/BASSES ​ Successful applicants will be added to the Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus roster. ​ Auditions will be held Saturday,…

Berkshire Opera Festival to Present Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration Fundraiser

Hosted by Legendary Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special one-night-only Gala Concert and Post-Show Celebration & Fundraiser on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. The Gala Concert serves as the official kick-off to BOF’s 2020 season and will…

Fourth Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Presented

Mac-Haydn Theatre and Shakespeare & Company Take Top Honors PITTSFIELD, MA (November 12, 2019) – At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards…

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Fourth Season, Moves to the Mahaiwe

Berkshire Opera Festival announces its fourth season, featuring Donizetti’s Don Pasquale Following its widely-acclaimed third season, BOF will present three fully-staged performances August 24, 27, and 30 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. The crusty old bachelor Don Pasquale decides to marry a much younger wife and produce an heir to spite his nephew,…

REVIEW: “Rigoletto” at the Berkshire Opera Festival

by Fred Baumgarten For nearly three hours last Saturday afternoon, you could hear a pin drop inside the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Opera Festival’s presentation of Verdi’s classic tragedy, Rigoletto. That, and the sounds of splendid music, which the audience drank in with rapt attention. So good was this performance that a five-minute…

Berkshire Opera Festival Presents Verdi’s “Rigoletto”

Great Barrington, MA –Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece, Rigoletto for its third season, with performances August 25, 28, and 31 at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The production is conducted by Artistic DirectorBrian Garman and directed by General Director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seasons, there will also be accompanying…