Q & A: Yongzhao Yu & Véronique Filloux on Performing Rodolfo & Musetta for the Berkshire Opera Festival’s First-Ever ‘La Bohème’

For the Berkshire Opera Festival’s first “La Bohème,” OperaWire interviewed two of the leads, Yongzhao Yu (Rodolfo)  and Véronique Filloux (Musetta). The festival, not far from the historic site of Tanglewood, has over the years gained a reputation for exciting and powerful productions. It is also known for spotting rising talent poised to reach an ever wider audience around the globe. {…}

Q & A: Berkshire Opera Festival’s Co-Founders Jonathon Loy, Brian Garman & Executive Director Abigail Rollins On the Festival Making Waves in New England

Fresh off a successful run of Heggie and Scheer’s “Three Decembers,” the Berkshire Opera Fest is set to open the main stage production of “Don Giovanni” at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA, on August 20th. 2022. The show will have additional performances on August 23 and 26. In this round table-style interview, OperaWire spoke with Co-founders Jonathon Loy and Brian {…}

Berkshire Opera Festival Announces ‘Falstaff,’ ‘Glory Denied’ Productions for 2021 Season

The Berkshire Opera Festival in Massachusetts has announced its 2021 season, which will include two major productions. The season’s main stage production will feature Verdi and Boito’s “Falstaff” starring Sebastian Catana in the title role. He will be joined by Mathilda Edge as Alice Ford, Thomas Glass as Ford, Catherine Martin as Mrs. Quickly, Jasmine Habersham as Nannetta, Jonas Hacker {…}