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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Festival?

June 7-14, 2015. The Boston Early Music Festival is held biennially. In addition, we present a Concert Series in Boston and New York City every year.

What opera will be performed at the next Festival?

In 2015, BEMF will present The Monteverdi Trilogy, with staged productions of Monteverdi's three survivng operas, L'Orfeo, Favola in Musica, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and L'incoronazione di Poppea.

When will tickets go on sale for the next Festival?

Tickets for The Monteverdi Trilogy and a concert performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 are on sale now. The full schedule of Festival Concerts as well as all subscription packages will go on sale in late 2014.

Will Festival passes be sold?

All concerts and opera performances are individually ticketed events. Subscription packages will be available with discounts for purchasing 4 or more events.

In addition to these performances, the Festival week will also feature the 4 days of the world-famous BEMF Exhibition and concurrent events such as performance masterclasses, dance workships, lectures, and symposia. Week and Day Passes will be sold for admittance to all of these events. A series of Fring Concerts will also take place during Festival week, featuring performances by nearly 100 soloists and ensembles. Fringe Concerts are all presented by the artists themselves and ticketing will be at their discretion. More information about Fringe Concerts will be available in spring, 2015.

Can tickets purchased now for the Festival operas be added to a subcription package when they go on sale?

Yes. Any purchase of Festival tickets before subscription packages go on sale can be credited towards a subscription package. Just contact the BEMF Box Office when subscription packages go on sale and we will be happy to make those arrangements.

Will BEMF be returning to the Berkshires following the 2015 Festival?

Yes. BEMF will present a concert performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8pm, followed by BEMF's acclaimed chamber opera production of Monteverdi's Orfeo on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3pm. Both performances take place in the splendid Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, one week after the conclusion of the June 2015 Festival in Boston.