Previous Seasons

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

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

2019

 

DON PASQUALE

by Gaetano Donizetti

August 24, 27, and 30

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

Act 1
Act 1
Act 2
Act 2
Act 3
Act 3
Act 3
Act 3
Act 3
Act 3
Act 3

© Ken Howard

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

 

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

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

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