Announcing Our 2021 Season!
After Summer 2020's pandemic cancellations and virtual programming, BOF looks ahead with cautious optimism to its grand return to the stage in Summer 2021. In addition to its signature mainstage performance, free concert, and impressive casts of rising stars and luminaries, our sixth season is notable for an exciting expansion of our offerings: our very first second-stage production, which kicks off the season on July 22 and 24 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in the McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center, in Great Barrington with Tom Cipullo's powerful Glory Denied. The opera is based on the gripping true story of America's longest-held prisoner of war.
Next, BOF heads to The Mount (Edith Wharton's estate), on August 11 for a free concert, Much Ado About Shakespeare, exploring the world's most famous playwright's influence on the world of opera. Our celebration of the Bard culminates with the season's crown jewel - our mainstage production of Verdi's Falstaff, August 21-27, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. The opera - Verdi's last, and one of the world's greatest comedies - will also feature the Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Click on each link below to learn more about our plans for next summer!
In the spirit of the season, #GivingTuesday reminds us all to share ourselves with others through civic learning, community action, and donations. Visit our Support BOF page for ways that you can help support our non-profit opera company and to preserve opera in the Berkshires, and then use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to share your giving story on social media.