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.


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

  President, David Richie          
  Vice President, Cynthia Balchunas
  Secretary,   Jonathan K. Del Collo
  Treasurer, Alison Whalen
  Ted Bassano

  Sherry Cameron
  Rosemary Fraley
  Matthew Robb
Advisory Board
  Emily Branch
  Jeraldine Kozloff

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

Founders, Tamara Black & Francine Black
Educational Outreach, David Richie