*** Please note that the BOF Artist Relief & Recovery Campaign ended on September 30, 2020. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped support BOF and our artists during our time of need. ***
In July 2020, Berkshire Opera Festival announced the cancellation of our production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite losing our entire season of live, in-person performances to this crisis, BOF did not forget about the singers, instrumentalists, designers, staff, and other artisans who were going to be working on Don Giovanni with us, and subsequently launched the BOF Artist Relief & Recovery Campaign.
The BOF Artist Relief & Recovery Campaign had two simple goals:
Provide meaningful honorariums to our Don Giovanni artists and staff so they don’t suffer another financial hardship due to this ongoing crisis
Help BOF recover from COVID-related financial losses and ensure that we will be back in Summer 2021 with a full season of high-quality operatic performances