While making plans, be sure to check out the 2016 program, Bard Summerscape
SummerScape 2016 presents seven weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The prime focus of these offerings is the 27th annual Bard Music Festival, exploring the life and times of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, one of the most frequently performed operatic composers of all time. The rich arts and culture of turn-of-the century Italy inspire a revival of Pietro Mascagni’s art nouveau opera, Iris, directed by James Darrah; Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, four futurist puppet plays by Fortunato Depero, directed by Dan Hurlin; Fantasque, a new ballet created by choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter, to music by Ottorino Respighi; a film series, Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema; and the return of the magical Spiegeltent, hosted by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond.
“SEVEN WEEKS OF CULTURAL DELIGHT”
–International Herald Tribune