PREVIOUS SEASONS

 

2019

DON PASQUALE

by Gaetano Donizetti

August 24, 27, and 30

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

Don Pasquale

Norina

Ernesto

Doctor Malatesta

A Notary

Conductor

Stage Director
Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

   Designer

Choreographer

Assistant Conductor

   and Chorus Master

Musical Preparation

Associate Pianist

Chorus Rehearsal

   Pianist

Stage Manager

CRAIG COLCLOUGH

DEANNA BREIWICK

MATTHEW GRILLS

EMMETT O'HANLON

SIDDHARTH DUBEY

BRIAN GARMAN

JONATHON LOY

STEPHEN DOBAY

CHARLES CAINE

ALEX JAINCHILL

BECKIE KRAVETZ

STEPHEN AGISILAOU

GEOFFREY LARSON

DJORDJE NESIC

ANDREW SUN

NOAH PALMER

CINDY KNIGHT

© 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

 

Rigoletto

Gilda

The Duke of Mantua

Sparafucile

Maddalena

Count Monterone

Borsa Matteo

Marullo

Count Ceprano

Giovanna

Countess Ceprano

Page

Court Usher

Dancers

Conductor

Stage Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Hair and Make-up

   Designer

Co-Choreographers

Assistant Conductor

   and Chorus Master

Musical Preparation

Associate Pianist

Stage Manager

SEBASTIAN CATANA

MARIA VALDES

JONATHAN TETELMAN

JOSEPH BARRON

MAYA LAHYANI

JOHN CHEEK

JOSHUA SANDERS

NICHOLAS MARTORANO

TYLER PUTNAM

MARY ELLEN VERDI

KALIA KELLOGG

ERIN NAFZIGER

STEVE HASSMER

VINCENT BREWER

ANA LUIZA LUIZI

BRIAN GARMAN

JONATHON LOY

STEPHEN DOBAY

CHARLES CAINE

BECKIE KRAVETZ

ANA LUIZA LUIZI

JUNIO TEIXEIRA

GEOFFREY LARSON

DJORDJE NESIC

NICHOLAS ROEHLER

CINDY KNIGHT

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

Ariadne

Bacchus

Zerbinetta

Composer

Music Teacher

Dancing Master /

     Brighella

Harlekin

Scaramuccio

Truffaldin

Najade

Dryade

Echo

Producer

Usher

Wigmaker 

Officer

Conductor

Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

     Designer

Choreographer

Assistant Conductor

Musical Preparation

Stage Manager

MARCY STONIKAS

KEVIN RAY

NICOLE HASLETT

ADRIANA ZABALA

KYLE PFORTMILLER

SPENCER VIATOR

SAMUEL SCHULTZ

CHRIS CARR

MATTHEW SCOLLIN

JENI HOUSER

REBECCA RINGLE

CHRISTINE LYONS

CHUCK SCHWAGER

JOHN DEMLER

EVAN ODSON

DANIEL KRINGER

BRIAN GARMAN

JONATHON LOY

STEPHEN DOBAY

CHARLES CAINE

JOHN FROELICH

BECKIE KRAVETZ

SARA ERDE

GEOFFREY LARSON

KEITH CHAMBERS

CINDY KNIGHT

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

 

Cio-Cio-San

B.F. Pinkerton

Sharpless

Suzuki

Goro

The Bonze

Yamadori

Kate Pinkerton

Imperial Commissioner

Official Registrar

Sorrow

Conductor

Director

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Hair and Make-up

     Designer

Choreographer

Chorus Master and

     Assistant Conductor

Musical Preparation

Stage Manager

INNA LOS

JASON SLAYDEN

WESTON HURT

SARAH LARSEN

EDUARDO VALDES

JOHN CHEEK

BENJAMIN TAYLOR

KATHERINE MAYSEK

JOHN DEMLER

GRANT HODGKINS

LILY SHEPARDSON

BRIAN GARMAN

JONATHON LOY

STEPHEN DOBAY

CHARLES CAINE

JOHN FROELICH

BECKIE KRAVETZ

SARA ERDE

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ

DAVID SYTKOWSKI

CINDY KNIGHT

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