Modern Opera Fest Continues at PS21 in September with “Ipsa Dixit” and “Savage Winter”

Modern Opera Fest at PS21 resumes in early September with Ipsa Dixit and Savage Winter. Composer and vocalist Kate Soper’s Ipsa Dixit, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in music, is a theatrical chamber opera for soprano, flute, violin, and percussion that Alex Ross (The New Yorker) has called “a twenty-first century masterpiece.” Exploring the…

REVIEW: “Falstaff” at the Berkshire Opera Festival

by Barbara Waldinger Who would have believed that here in the Berkshires we would have our own opera festival showcasing talent from all over the world, including the MET and Italy’s La Scala?  Thanks to co-founders Brian Garman (Artistic Director) and Jonathon Loy (Director of Production), Berkshire Opera Festival presented…

PS21 Presents a Community Participation Performance of “Pan”

“THE CULT OF THE GODLIKE ARTIST GIVES WAY TO A COLLECTIVE CEREMONY – ART AS GRASSROOTS ACTION.” – Alex Ross on “Pan” in The New Yorker On Friday, July 16, 7 pm PS21, PERFORMANCE SPACES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY is presenting a community participation performance for solo and live electronics with…

Modern Opera Fest Brings “Pan” to PS21

Pan, seven tableaux exploring the life of the demigod, marshals myth to explore the tensions of today’s world. July 16 at 7 pm Pan is an evening-length piece for flute, live electronics, and an ensemble of community performers directed by Doug Fitch. It tells the story of the mythological goat-god Pan,…

Berkshire Opera Festival Mounts Inaugural Second Stage Production “Glory Denied”

Clockwise from top left:Daniel Belcher, Caroline Worra, Maria Valdes, John Riesen Berkshire Opera Festival mounts its inaugural second stage production: GLORY DENIED by 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Tom Cipullo. A two-act opera scored for four singers and sung in English, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, and is based on the…

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Verdi’s “Falstaff” as 2021 Mainstage Show

Top (L to R): Sebastian Catana, Tamara Wilson, Thomas GlassMiddle: Alissa Anderson, Jasmine Habersham, Jonas HackerBottom: Joanne Evans, Jeremy Harr, Lucas Levy Berkshire Opera Festival‘s mainstage show will be Giuseppe Verdi‘s brilliant comic opera FALSTAFF, which was adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV. One of only two comedies written…

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces Most Ambitious Season to Date

Brian Garman & Jonathon Loy, Co-Founders • Abigail Rollins, Executive Directorannounces an indoor FULL CAPACITY 2021 summer season,its largest and most robust to date Updates include:Joshua Major stage directs FalstaffTamara Wilson, renowned Verdi soprano, sings Alice Ford in Falstaff FALSTAFFA new production of Verdi’s comic masterpiece stars Sebastian Catana in title roleAugust 21, 24, 27 at the…

PS21 Expands Seating Capacity Based on the Most Recent NYS & CDC Regulations

We are delighted to inform you that, beginning in July, we will be able to expand our seating capacity based on the most recent New York State and Centers for Disease Control regulations. To assure that this capacity adjustment will offer our PS21 audiences the same, high level of confidence that…

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