Berkshire Opera Festival Announces 2022 Season

“In the best of times, opera companies struggle for survival. In the worst of times,they perish. Which is why it seems miraculous that Berkshire Opera Festival is still with us. Their return to live performance has made it clear that BOF is going to be a major presence in the…

UMass Opera to Present Strauss’ Die Fledermaus

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra to provide live accompaniment AMHERST (Mass.) – The UMass Opera program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance is pleased to present Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus on Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The performances will be sung in English; all…

A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
WITH BROADWAY AND OPERA STAR ZACHARY JAMES 

A FREE CONCERT FOR THE COMMUNITY OPERA SARATOGA WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING AT THIS FESTIVE CONCERT!  (Saratoga Springs, New York): Opera Saratoga and Proctors Collaborative announce today a free New Year’s Eve concert at Universal Preservation Hall (UPH), featuring Broadway and Opera Star Zachary James with pianist Laurie Rogers. The festive concert,…

Saratoga Voices Presents HEROIC HANDEL! at Universal Preservation Hall

HEROIC HANDEL! Handel’s Judas MaccabaeusSaratoga VoicesNovember 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.Universal Preservation Hall25 Washington StreetSaratoga Springs, NY 12866 On Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Voices isperforming a semi-staged version of Handel’s oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus.This oratorio, composed in 1746, has become Handel’s most popular oratorio,second only to The…

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,…

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