Previous Seasons

2021

FALSTAFF

by Giuseppe Verdi

August 21, 24, and 27

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

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Sir John Falstaff

Mrs. Alice Ford

Ford

Mrs. Quickly

Nannetta

Fenton

Mrs. Meg Page

Bardolfo

Pistola

Dr. Caius

Host

Conductor

Stage Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

Designer

Assistant Conductor

and Chorus Master

Principal Pianist

Musical Preparation

Chorus Rehearsal

Pianist

Stage Manager

SEBASTIAN CATANA

TAMARA WILSON

THOMAS GLASS

ALISSA ANDERSON

JASMINE HABERSHAM

JONAS HACKER

JOANNE EVANS

MAX JACOB ZANDER

JEREMY HARR

LUCAS LEVY

BRIAN HAILES

BRIAN GARMAN

JOSHUA MAJOR

STEPHEN DOBAY

CHARLES CAINE

ALEX JAINCHILL

BECKIE KRAVETZ

GEOFFREY LARSON

NATE RASKIN

CHRISTOPHER KOELZER

NOAH PALMER

CINDY KNIGHT

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GLORY DENIED

by Tom Cipullo

July 22 and 24
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Daniel Arts Center, McConnell Theater

Great Barrington

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Older Jim

Older Alyce

Younger Jim

Younger Alyce

Conductor

Stage Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

Designer

Principal Pianist

English Diction

Coach

Stage Manager

DANIEL BELCHER

CAROLINE WORRA

JOHN RIESEN

MARIA VALDES

GEOFFREY LARSON

SARAH MEYERS

CAMERON ANDERSON

CHARLES CAINE

TLÁLOC LÓPEZ-

   WATERMANN

BECKIE KRAVETZ

NOAH PALMER

LYNN BAKER

CINDY KNIGHT

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MUCH ADO ABOUT

SHAKESPEARE

August 11, The Mount, Lenox

JASMINE HABERSHAM, soprano

ALISSA ANDERSON, contralto

JONAS HACKER, tenor

THOMAS GLASS, baritone

CHRISTOPHER KOELZER, piano

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2020

 

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE SHOW MUST GO ON(LINE)

A Virtual Concert Premiering on Vimeo

August 28

LAURA WILDE​, soprano

JOANNA LATINI, soprano

NATALIA SANTALIZ, soprano

JOSHUA BLUE, tenor

BRIAN JAMES MYER, baritone

ANDRÉ COURVILLE, bass-baritone

JOHN CHEEK, bass-baritone

ERIK ANSTINE, bass

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THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY

A Seven Movement Song Cycle

October 26 - World Premiere on YouTube

ADRIANA ZABALA, mezzo-soprano
MYRA HUANG, piano
STEVEN MARK KOHN, composer & librettist

Co-Produced with ADA Artist Management, Opera Austin,

Opera Minnesota, Colorado Opera, and Opera San Diego


Live talkback followed the YouTube premiere, featuring

the artists and special guests Deborah Hughes, Sharon Nelson,

Elaine Weiss, and moderated by tenor Lawrence Brownlee

                             

                             Supported in part by a Projects Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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2019

 
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DON PASQUALE

by Gaetano Donizetti

August 24, 27, and 30

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

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SAVOR THE SOUND

An Evening of Bel Canto

August 14, Saint James Place, Great Barrington

DEANNA BREIWICK and PAULINA

    SWIERCZEK, sopranos

MATTHEW GRILLS, tenor

EMMETT O'HANLON and SIDDHARTH

    DUBEY, baritones

CRAIG COLCLOUGH, bass-baritone

ANDREW SUN, piano

AIN'T IT A PRETTY NIGHT

Excerpts from American Opera

August 8, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield

CAROLINE WORRA, soprano

JOHN RIESEN, tenor

LYNN BAKER, piano

2018

RIGOLETTO

by Giuseppe Verdi

August 25, 28, and 31, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

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MEET JOE GREEN

A Concert of Music by Giuseppe Verdi

August 15, Saint James Place, Great Barrington

MARIA VALDES and VIRA SLYWOTZKY, sopranos

MAYA LAHYANI, mezzo-soprano

JONATHAN TETELMAN and JOSHUA SANDERS, tenors

SEBASTIAN CATANA and NICHOLAS MARTORANO, baritones

JOSEPH BARRON and JOHN CHEEK, bass-baritones

DJORDJE NESIC and NICHOLAS ROEHLER, piano

2017

 

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

by Richard Strauss

August 26, 29, and September 1, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

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GODS & MONSTERS

A Concert by Cast Members of Ariadne auf Naxos and the Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus, featuring the World Premiere Performance of Evan Jay Williams's From the Latin

August 8, Saint James Place, Great Barrington

MARCY STONIKAS, CHRISTINE LYONS, and JENI HOUSER, sopranos

ADRIANA ZABALA and REBECCA RINGLE, mezzo-sopranos

KEVIN RAY and SPENCER VIATOR, tenors

KYLE PFORTMILLER, baritone

MATTHEW SCOLLIN, bass-baritone

BRIAN GARMAN, conductor

KEITH CHAMBERS, piano

RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY

A Recital of Songs by Richard Strauss

August 16, Ventfort Hall, Lenox

NICOLE HASLETT and VIRA SLYWOTZKY, sopranos

CHRIS CARR, tenor

SAMUEL SCHULTZ, baritone

BRIAN GARMAN, piano

2016

 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

by Giacomo Puccini

August 27, 30, and September 2, Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

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THE "UNKNOWN" PUCCINI

A Recital of Songs by Giacomo Puccini

August 16, First Congregational Church, Stockbridge

SARAH LARSEN, mezzo-soprano

THEO LEBOW, tenor

BENJAMIN TAYLOR, baritone

BRIAN GARMAN, piano and organ

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

A Recital of Songs by Female Composers of Puccini's Time

Songs by Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, and Dame Ethel Smyth

August 10, Ventfort Hall, Lenox

VIRA SLYWOTZKY, soprano

KATHERINE MAYSEK, mezzo-soprano

WESTON HURT, baritone

JOHN CHEEK, bass

DAVID SYTKOWSKI, piano