Berks Opera Company recently received a grant from the Arthur Judson Foundation for the Spring 2022 production " These Valleys and Mountains: Berks Legends".
Since 2008, Berks Opera Company has been connecting the Berks County region with the power of opera and the positive impact of the arts on our local community by advancing the development of young singers and by cultivating astute, appreciative, and adventurous audiences.
Berks Opera Company will hold auditions for L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Gianni Schicchi on November 26, 2022.
Lauretta, Rinuccio, and Gianni Schicchi are cast; all other roles are available. Both works will be performed in English.
To be considered for an audition, send a recording of one piece in English to firstname.lastname@example.org with AUDITION in the subject line.
An accompanist will be provided for a live audition.
Please note: we are seeking local singers only for this production. All singers must be over 18 by May 15, 2023.
• Berks Opera’s Jamie Caporizo offers a one on one opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike to regain breath support and function through singing techniques with our ARIA Program. No knowledge or experience in music or singing needed. Learn more here!
Berks Opera Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Berks Opera brings arts and entertainment out to the community with engaging and creative concerts and performances! Learn more.
Berks Opera Company receives funding support through a grant from the Reading Musical Foundation.
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Production photography by John Robert Pankratz
Education & Outreach
We host educational opportunities for local youth through partnerships with Olivet Boys and Girls Club Pal Center for the Arts and our exclusive BOAST and BOOT programs. Learn more.
"Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan"
Does your inner opera fan long for a fun way to learn more? In partnership with local colleges, private homes, and other spaces, this series introduces the Met Live in HD Broadcasts and is presented by Education and Outreach Director, David Richie.
"Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan" returns Thursday, December 1, opening its 2022-2023 season. The Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan series consists of multimedia presentations with live Berks Opera Artists, about 60-80 minutes long. The presentations begin at 7pm.
Admission is $20 for adults and seniors, $15 for students and young people under 30. Payment at the door by cash or check.
VISA/MC/PayPal payments can be made by using the "Donate" button on the BerksOpera.org website.
Featured Opera: Kevin Puts's The Hours
Featuring Mary McCormick, soprano and James Damore, piano
Presentation Title: "Who's Afraid of Modern Opera"
Presentation Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7PM
Location: Residence of Stephanie Rawden and Mark Ratcliffe (address will be given when reservations are made)
Call Berks Opera at 484-752-2462 or email email@example.com to make reservations or with questions. Thank you to our Unleashing sponsor Fox Theatres for continuing to support these programs!
Metropolitan Opera in HD in Cinemas Learn more: metopera.org
Kevin Puts's The Hours Met in HD broadcast Saturday, December 10th, 12:55pm
Metropolitan Opera | In Cinemas (metopera.org)
Fox Theatres | Location (foxshowtimes.com)
Berks Opera Company is a fictitious name owned by Berks Opera Workshop, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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