Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is a fully-producing summer festival that presented its first season in 2016. BOF presents musically and dramatically compelling operatic productions, in addition to recitals and other related musical events. By adhering to the highest standards of artistic excellence, BOF has restored fully-staged opera to a place of prominence in the Berkshire arts community.
Verdi's Rigoletto (2018). Photo: Ken Howard
The mission of Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is to entertain and enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the Berkshire region by providing accessible and affordable performances of a broad range of operas with the highest artistic standards.
We believe opera is a living, breathing, relevant art form, and must be nurtured for it to survive and thrive. There is no substitute for experiencing the power of the live, unamplified human voice in a theater, and opera has the inherent, transformative ability to greatly enhance one’s quality of life. BOF seeks to be an integral and vital part of our community through our mission of producing world-class operatic programming that is accessible and affordable to all Berkshire area residents.
Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos (2017) and Donizetti's Don Pasquale (2019). Photos: Ken Howard
Berkshire Opera Festival is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Copies of BOF's recent financial statements, conflict of interest policy, and other governing documents are available upon request.