by Richard Strauss


Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:30pm

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:30pm


The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Approximate running time:  2 hours, 25 minutes with one intermission

Sung in German with projected English translations

Find out what happens when high art and lowbrow comedy collide!  A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for the evening...but with one major catch.  Richard Strauss was inspired to compose his most exquisitely lush music for this comedic masterpiece, which has continued to enchant audiences around the globe since its premiere over a hundred years ago.  Berkshire Opera Festival is delighted to take you into this hilarious "behind-the-scenes" world with an outstanding cast of international renown.

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