The mission of Berkshire Opera Festival 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 are Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF), a fully-producing summer festival founded by Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman that opened in 2016. Adhering to the highest standards of artistic excellence, we are committed to restoring fully-staged opera to a place of prominence in the Berkshire community. Each summer, we present musically and dramatically compelling operatic productions, in addition to recitals and other related musical events.
We believe that opera is a living, breathing, relevant art form, and must be nurtured as such in order 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. Our intent is for BOF to be an integral and vital part of the community, and it is central to our mission to present performances that are accessible and affordable to all Berkshire residents.