As the summer approaches, Berkshire Opera Festival looks ahead with great excitement to our grand return to the stage with three exciting performances that are sure to thrill audiences!  Tickets will go on sale in the late spring and we anticipate they will go fast!  Subscribe to our mailing list to receive our e-newsletter. This is your best way to receive the latest BOF news and announcements, including when and how to purchase tickets.

Glory Denied is a gripping tale of an American family during one of our nation’s most turbulent times.  It tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, from his suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia to his personal torment following his liberation as he returns to a country he no longer recognizes and a family that barely recognizes him.


Music and libretto by Tom Cipullo

Based on the book by Tom Philpott

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 7:30pm

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 1:00pm

Our free concert this summer pays tribute to William Shakespeare.

Berkshire Opera Festival presents an evening of music featuring texts by the great William Shakespeare, sung by members of our internationally-renowned cast of Falstaff.  

When the merry wives of Windsor discover Falstaff’s plan to seduce them, they concoct a scheme to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget.  Add a jealous husband, an array of disguises, and a pair of young lovers into the mix, and you get an exhilarating comedy of Shakespearean scope.  Verdi’s final opera is a true celebration of life and laughter.


by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday, August 21, 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 24, 7:30pm

Friday, August 27, 7:30pm

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