Opera Night at The Whit Presents Top Ten Operatic Arias of All Time

On Saturday, February 17th at 8pm, as part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Cultural Pittsfield, the Whitney Center for the Arts presents the return of its popular monthly music series, “Opera Notte” or “Opera Night”, concerts for opera lovers and opera newbies alike. February 17th’s concert is called “The Top Ten Operatic Arias of All Time” featuring 10 opera…

Berkshire Opera Festival Schedules “Rigoletto” for 2018

Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece, Rigoletto for its third season, with performances August 25, 28, and 31 at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The production is conducted by Artistic Director Brian Garman and directed by General Director Jonathon Loy. As with the first and second seasons, there will also be…

Mahaiwe December Events

 
Highlights include concerts by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Pizzarelli Quartet, and more Great Barrington, Mass.— The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present an array of festive events in December, including concerts by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns, John Pizzarelli…

Powerful Emotions, a Gripping Plot and Two Islamic Heroines

HUDSON – Author Khaled Hosseini did not think that his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was opera material – until composer Sheila Silver convinced him otherwise.  “I had written him several letters,” the Spencertown resident said.  “But it wasn’t until I sent him a very, very heartfelt letter, explaining why this is an opera, that he…

Auditions for Chamber Opera at Siena College

Aleda or The Flight of the Suff Birdwomen A one-act chamber opera in three scenes Music and libretto by Max Caplan; commissioned and produced by Musicians of Ma’alwyck, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Director Auditions will be held in 107 Foy Hall at Siena College on September 11th and 18th from 7 PM to 9 PM. Music Direction…