Romance & Betrayal At 2018 Berkshire Opera Festival

The hills are alive with the music of Verdi during the Berkshire Opera Festival, August 25-31, 2018, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Festival poster showing the face of a jester who is troubled.Now in its third year, the 2018 fest brings one of opera’s favorite stories to the stage—Verdi’s Rigoletto. A timeless story—made even more relevant in our current atmosphere–the opera follows a young Gilda as she struggles with the self-entitled and abusive men in her life. The heart-wrenching tale of love, betrayal, and vengeance features some of opera’s most beloved arias. Performed by an outstanding international cast, this is a wonderful summertime treat.

Adding to the pleasure will be a special free concert titled “Meet Joe Green”on August 15, 2018 in nearby Great Barrington, featuring the music of Giuseppe Verdi, “Joe Green,” the brilliant composer who wrote nearly 30 operas.

Berkshire Opera Festival
Rigoletto
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m.
The Colonial Theater
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
413-997-4444
Tickets: $20 – $99

“Meet Joe Green”
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
St. James Place
352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
Attendance is free

Come for the opera; stay (at Staveleigh House, of course!) for all the other wonderful things the Berkshires have to offer.

Images courtesy of Berkshire Opera Festival.

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