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Donor Levels and Benefits

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Kyle Pfortmiller and Caroline Worra in "An Evening with BOF" (2015).
 Joshua Blue in "High on the Ramparts" (2022). Photo: Max Vadakin

The success and sustainability of Berkshire Opera Festival is a direct reflection of the generosity and loyalty of donors like you. Unrestricted gifts made to BOF’s Annual Fund support year-round operating expenses and the 80% of performance and production costs not covered by ticket sales. In appreciation of your support, BOF offers many exclusive donor benefits during the summer season. Please see these benefits listed under the Annual Fund donor levels below.


We thank you warmly for your support!



Donors who support BOF's Annual Fund at one of the levels outlined below ($1 - $4,999), are our largest group of supporters and are representative of our growing community of opera enthusiasts. Collectively, their annual support provides the base for underwriting BOF’s year-round operations and programs.


  FRIEND  ($1-249)

  • Our gratitude and appreciation  

  • Subscription to the BOF email newsletter

  • Listing in the printed festival program

    SUPPORTER  ($250-499)

  • Opportunity to order tickets before the general public

  • All benefits listed at the Friend level

    CONTRIBUTOR  ($500-999)

  • Admission to Sitzprobe (seated rehearsal with orchestra and singers)

  • All benefits listed at lower levels

    AMBASSADOR  ($1,000-2,499)

  • 2 dress rehearsal passes for one of the season’s productions

  • All benefits listed at lower levels

     BENEFACTOR  ($2,500-4,999)

  • Invitation for two to the mainstage’s opening performance champagne toast

  • All benefits listed at lower levels




Donors who support BOF at one of the Producers Circles levels outlined below help underwrite a substantial portion of the Festival’s annual artist salaries and production expenses. Producers Circles donors gain exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to BOF artists and production team members, and are given the opportunity to forge a deeper relationship with our company through sponsorship of a principal member of the cast or orchestra.


Artist Sponsorship benefits include

  • Crediting as a sponsor on the BOF website and in the printed festival program

  • Meet-and-Greet opportunity with your sponsored artist and BOF Leadership 

  • Invitation to select working rehearsals 

     BRONZE CIRCLE  ($5,000-9,999)

  • Invitation for two to the mainstage production’s cast party

  • Opportunity to sponsor an Orchestra Chair

  • All benefits listed at lower levels


    SILVER CIRCLE  ($10,000-24,999)

  • Opportunity to sponsor an Orchestra Chair or Principal Artist

  • Dinner with Principal Artists

  • All benefits listed at lower levels

   GOLD CIRCLE  ($25,000-49,999)

  • Listing on supertitles screen before performances

  • All benefits listed at lower levels


     DIAMOND CIRCLE  ($50,000+)

  • 4 complimentary tickets in prime seating to a performance of your choice

  • Credit as Season Presenting Sponsor

  • Framed, signed season poster

  • All benefits listed at lower levels

"Supper in Seville" (2022). Photo: Lisa Green
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"Falstaff's Feast" (2021).



In addition to general artistic and operational support provided by our Annual Fund, BOF also has opportunities for donors to directly underwrite the expenses of a specific program or initiative. Examples of donor-sponsored initiatives include artist receptions and cast parties, student internships, musical instrument and equipment purchases, or sponsoring a recital. The donation requirement to sponsor one of these initiatives ranges from $1,000 - $10,000+. In recognition of your generosity, BOF will work with you to create a customized acknowledgment and benefits package. Please contact BOF’s Development Office to learn about our current opportunities.


Contact the BOF office at (413) 213 - 6622 or email

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