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…

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 Schedules “Rigoletto” for 2018

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 Director Brian Garman and directed by General Director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seasons, there will also be…

Berkshire Opera Festival Launches Second Season with “Ariadne auf Naxos”

Maestro Brian Garman, Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Berkshire Opera Festival, and Jonathon Loy, General Director and Co-Founder, started off slowly in 2014 and spent the first two years of their collaboration on the infrastructure – paperwork, fundraising, and logistics – for their new company before staging their first production last summer. And Madama Butterfly…