Berks Opera Company is a fictitious name owned by Berks Opera Workshop, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

Berks Opera Company  •  P. O. Box 251  •  Reading, PA 19603  •  berksoperacompany@gmail.com  •  484.752.2462

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Executive Director, Tamara Black
Artistic Director, Francine Black
Educational Outreach, David Richie

Mission

Berks Opera Company fosters and promotes the operatic art through
​musical education and performances, creating an innovative experience for students of the arts, professionals and the community, and increasing the diversity of available cultural experiences.

Vision

To educate and promote operatic art to Berks County and the surrounding communities.

Our History

Since its inception in 2007, Berks Opera Company has grown into a regional company committed to finding current cultural relevance in standard opera repertoire.  We presently offer young artist programs for local singers and feature internationally acclaimed artists in main stage productions, presenting opera on a sustainable basis. Additionally, we have an innovative "BOOT Camp" orchestra training program, the Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan multimedia educational series, and regular appearances at smaller venues in Berks County.

Board of Directors

Officers
President, Matthew Robb          Vice President, Ted Bassano
Treasurer, Joyce Farmer             ​Secretary, Cynthia Balchunas

Advisory Board
​Jeraldine Kozloff
Emily Branch

Members
Ambur Bernhard, Sherry Cameron, Carrie Care, Stuart Cohn, Jonathan K. Del Collo, Rosemary Fraley, and Penelope Proserpi