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MARCH 2023
BOF's Spring Concert: "To Paris with Love: Opera in the City of Light"


Brian Garman & Jonathon Loy, Co-Founders • Abigail Rollins, Executive Director

To Paris with Love: Opera in the City of Light

Great Barrington, Mass. — Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is pleased to announce its spring concert, "To Paris with Love: Opera in the City of Light," on April 16 at 2:00pm at Saint James Place. Paris has inspired more artists to loftier heights of creativity than perhaps any other city. From Puccini to Massenet to Strauss, several of the world's greatest composers set their most memorable operas in the City of Light. Join BOF Artistic Director and Co-Founder Brian Garman on a tour through this wonderful repertoire with some of opera's up-and-coming stars.

The afternoon concert will feature soprano Amanda Batista, who Opera News has said "is destined for big theaters"; tenor Ryan Capozzo, who Opera News says is “generating genuine drama” on the stage; baritone Yazid Gray, who Seen and Heard International described as "a vocal chameleon"; and pianist Francesco Barfoed, a rising Danish star who frequently collaborates with singers.

Approximate running time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Tickets from $20-$100, on sale through the BOF website

$20 concert-only tickets are available to full-time students, teachers, and patrons under 30 w/ ID

General admission tickets are $50

Premium tickets are $100 and include an invitation to a post-show reception with the artists, where hors d'oeuvres and open bar will be provided



Soprano Teresa Perrotta is a recent grand finals winner at the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. Ms. Perrotta, according to Classical Voice North America, has a “sweet, rich voice,” and who Opera Magazine UK said “showed total command musically and dramatically . . . a lovely, pliant voice one would seek out again.” Ms. Perrotta joined the Washington National Opera as a Cafritz Young Artist for the 2022-23 season, where she will perform Musetta in La Bohème at the Kennedy Center.

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