Winners of the 2021 “Berkie” Awards Announced

PITTSFIELD, MA (November 15, 2021) – The fifth “Berkie” Awards for outstanding achievements in theatre arts for productions in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021, were presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) on the evening of Monday, November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsfield,…

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…

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 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…

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association Announces “Berkie” Awards Will Resume for 2021 Season

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association, after a year of expectation, will resume its exploration of all things theatrical in the Berkshire Region which the group identifies as all of Berkshire County, Southern Vermont including Dorset and Weston, Eastern New York State from Schenectady and Catskill to the Mass border, Northern…

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces 2021 Season

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…

REVIEW: “Don Pasquale” at the Berkshire Opera Festival

by Fred Baumgarten Comedy, arguably one of the two greatest human gifts – the other being music – is a timeless art. Picture an arrow pointed on two sides, flying through spacetime, picking up a Greek comedy here, a courtly farce there, a Gilbert and Sullivan here, a Seinfeld there,…

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