Berkshire Opera Festival Launches Fundraiser

The Berkshire Opera Festival is hosting a dollar for dollar fundraising campaign.

According to a press statement, BOF board member Barbara McCullough made a match gift challenge of $100,000 with a deadline of July 31, 2017.

As a result, the company is launching a campaign where every dollar donated will be matched and hopes to raise the total of $100,000.

The funds donated will help for the 2017 season which is set to open later this summer. The company, which opens its second season, is set to perform Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” in a new production directed by Jonathan Loy. The program will also feature recitals based on the opera being presented.

The festival is the only one of its kind in the Berkshire area that dedicates itself to opera and it launched last year with a highly acclaimed production of “Madama Butterfly.” The festival’s goal is to present compelling opera in interesting productions with the hopes of keeping opera alive and breathe new life into the artform.

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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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