Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

  or the past five summers, Berkshire Opera Festival has presented world-class performances of operas and recitals to the greater Berkshire community.


Join us as we celebrate our fifth anniversary with a special one-night-only Gala Concert on the main stage of the majestic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.


Hosted by legendary mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, this concert will showcase a wide variety of music from beloved operas such as The Marriage of Figaro, Die Fledermaus, and La Bohème, as well as many other selections that are sure to become new favorites.

The internationally renowned cast of Don Giovanni  (playing at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre, August 22 - 28, 2020) - will be joined by esteemed BOF vocalists from previous seasons, including Matthew Grills, Marcy Stonikas, and Adriana Zabala.  This dynamic cast will thrill audiences with their voices and their passion!


These outstanding artists will be joined as always by the talented musicians of the Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra and Chorus, all under the musical direction of Artistic Director and Co-Founder Brian Garman and BOF’s Chorus Master Geoffrey Larson.

Tickets for this one-night-only event are available for $50, $100, $175 or $250 and can be purchased through the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center websiteGuests of the Gala Concert are also encouraged to join us for the Post-Show Celebration and Fundraiser.

Post-Show Celebration and Fundraiser

The fun doesn't end when the curtain falls!  The evening's festivities continue in the Great Hall at Saint James Place (a brief, 3-minute walk from the Mahaiwe) at our Gala Post-Show Celebration and Fundraiser. 


At this exclusive event, guests will enjoy an intimate evening celebrating our growing success with members of the BOF company, our star-studded cast of Gala performers, and of course, our wonderful family of supporters. Guests will be treated to an open bar, delectable hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music, and merriment. 

By purchasing tickets to the Celebration and Fundraiser, guests will play their part to raise the funds needed for BOF to continue meeting our mission to entertain and enrich the lives of all those in our Berkshire community, as well as set the stage for expanded Festival programming in 2021 and beyond. 

Tickets for the Gala Post-Show Celebration and Fundraiser (reception) are available for $250 (regular reception ticket) or $750 (premium reception ticket). Click on the "Support Options for Individuals" button below for a detailed description of reception ticket types and their benefits.

Reception tickets may be purchased through the Mahaiwe Box Office as an add-on to regular concert tickets. 

Additional Support Opportunities

Stewardship Packages and Corporate Sponsorships

Individuals and Businesses are encouraged to further support BOF’s Fifth Anniversary Concert and Celebration by purchasing a Stewardship Package (for individuals) or becoming a Gala Corporate Sponsor. Benefits included in Stewardship and Sponsorship packages have been tailored to enhance your enjoyment of the evening’s festivities, as well as express our sincere gratitude for your generosity.

Click on the buttons below to learn more. 

* Gala Concert Image Photo Credit: Ken Howard. From Ariadne auf Naxos (2017)