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In conjunction with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, we are delighted to announce that the Mahaiwe is BOF’s new long-term performance home, through a multi-year residency. Artistic Director and Co-Founder Brian Garman had this to say about the news: “I’m truly excited to enter into this partnership with our friends at the Mahaiwe, and particularly eager to explore the possibilities this presents to expand our programming — staged productions, recitals, educational offerings, and more — which has long been a goal of ours. It allows us to broaden our presence in the community, provide greater opportunities for our singers and orchestral musicians, and most of all, to present more of the high-quality performances our audiences have come to expect.” 

Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson added: "There is a dedicated opera audience in the Berkshires, thanks in part to the vitality and excellence of the BOF, which came on the scene with a splash in 2016 and has been growing ever since. I am delighted that Mahaiwe patrons can now count on finding world-class Berkshire Opera Festival performances here every year.”

The Mahaiwe previously has been the venue for three of BOF's mainstage productions -- Donizetti's Don Pasquale in 2019, Verdi's Falstaff in 2021, and Mozart's Don Giovanni in 2022. In the coming years, the Mahaiwe will present BOF's mainstage production and other programming, beginning with Gounod's Faust this August 24, 27, and 30. The theater will also host a free preview of Faust with BOF's Co-Founders Brian Garman and Jonathon Loy on July 24.


Image Credit: Soprano Deanna Breiwick and baritone Emmett O’Hanlon in Don Pasquale (2019); Photo: Ken Howard.


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