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Billy Budd, Sailor Gala

Sep 20 Fri @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Ryan Winkles

Join BCHS and collaborators Berkshire Opera Festival and Tanglewood Learning Institute at the Linde Center for Music and Learning for an evening of selections from the opera Billy Budd, Sailor paired with readings by Ryan Winkles from the classic novella.  This 1951 opera is scored by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by authors E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier. Desserts and cocktails by Gourmet Caterers following performance. 

Open seating, $100; use the BOOK NOW button to reserve tickets.


Berkshire Opera Festival
BOF is a fully-producing summer festival founded by Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman which presented its first season in 2016. The mission of Berkshire Opera Festival is to entertain and enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the Berkshire region by providing accessible and affordable performances of a broad range of operas with the highest artistic standards. Each summer, BOF presents musically and dramatically compelling operatic productions, in addition to recitals and other related musical events. Recent productions include Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Puccini’s La Bohème.

Tanglewood Learning Institute
Performances by unconventional artists. Open rehearsals and master classes led by world-renowned musicians. Weekends dedicated to film, masterpieces old and new, and more. Eye-opening discussions with noted biographers, civic leaders, and playwrights. Only at TLI will you find such a diverse and daring mosaic of voices and visions, because at TLI, everything—every idea, every story, every perspective—is in play.



This program is made possible with financial support from 


Thank you to our event collaborators



Sep 20 Fri
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Tanglewood Learning Institute, Linde Center
3 W. Hawthorne Streeet
Lenox, MA United States


Berkshire Historical Society
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