Berkshire Opera Festival Announces 2018 Festival

The Berkshire Opera Festival has announced its 2018 festival.

After a successful second season, the company is kicking off with Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The new production will star Sebastian Catana in the title role, Maria Valdes in the role of Gilda and Jonathan Tetelman as the Duke. Joseph Barron is Sparafucile and Maya Lahyani is Maddalena.

Jonathon Loy will once again direct with Brian Garman at the podium.

The festival will also include recitals featuring cast members from “Rigoletto,” along with some special guests. Recital and opera dates have yet to be announced.

The Berkshire Opera Festival is a fully-producing summer festival that opened in 2016 and was founded by Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman. Since its inception, the festival has showcased “Madama Butterfly” and “Ariadne Auf Naxos” to critical acclaim. It has also featured recitals themed after its yearly opera.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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