Berkshire Opera Festival's 2022 Season

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Moments from the season:

Monica Dewey, Theo Hoffman, and Adriana Zabala in Three Decembers. Photo: Matt Madison-Clark.

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Monica Dewey and Adriana Zabala in Three Decembers. Photo: Matt Madison-Clark.

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Travis Bloom, Joshua Blue, and Kearstin Piper Brown in "High on the Ramparts". Photo: Max Vadakin.

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Monica Dewey, Theo Hoffman, and Adriana Zabala in Three Decembers. Photo: Matt Madison-Clark.

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MAINSTAGE
Mozart's

Don Giovanni

August 20, 23, & 26
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

A predator.  A charming aristocrat.  A murderer.  A womanizer whose sexual conquests number into the thousands.  Don Giovanni is the original antihero and he will stop at nothing to satisfy his lust, but his crimes demand the ultimate punishment.  Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte blend comedy, tragedy, and the supernatural to thrilling effect in this opera, one of the greatest ever composed.

The Cast

ANDRÉ COURVILLE
Don Giovanni
LAURA WILDE
Donna Anna
JOSHUA BLUE
Don Ottavio
 
MEGAN MOORE
Donna Elvira
JOHN CHEEK
Commendatore

The Creative Team

Conductor

Stage Director

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

Designer

Choreographer

Costume Designer

Assistant Conductor and

Chorus Master

Musical Preparation

Supertitles Author

Production Stage Manager

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SECOND STAGE
Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer's

Three Decembers

July 21 & 23
PS21/Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 
Chatham, NY

What if the family narrative that shapes us is a lie?  Three Decembers tells the story of aging Broadway star Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children as they struggle to connect and heal old wounds while family secrets are revealed.  This intimate, compelling drama takes place over two decades during the AIDS crisis, and has been hailed by critics as a modern masterpiece.

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BOF’s production of Three Decembers was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Cast

ADRIANA ZABALA
Madeline Mitchell
MONICA DEWEY
Beatrice
THEO HOFFMAN
Charlie

The Creative Team

Conductor

Stage Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

Designer

Musical Preparation

English Diction Coach

Production Stage Manager

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FREE CONCERT
A Spotlight on Music of Black Composers

High on the Ramparts

August 10
Berkshire Museum,
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Opera Festival presents an evening of arias and art songs by Black composers sung by renowned soprano Kearstin Piper Brown and acclaimed tenor Joshua Blue. Neglected for far too long, these trailblazing women and men wrote outstanding, powerful works that influenced generations of composers to come. BOF is proud to celebrate this rich history of music from two centuries ago to the present day.

 

This free concert will give you an opportunity to hear this magnificent music in person. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this intimate performance in Berkshire Museum’s beautiful Ellen Crane Memorial Room.

Portrait of Margaret Bonds by Carl Van Vechten

Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,

Carl Van Vechten Collection. 

"I do not apologize for living long. High on the ramparts of this blistering hell of life, I sit and see the Truth.
I look it full in the face, and will not lie about it, neither to myself
nor to the world
."
W.E.B. Du Bois, 1958