SummerScape 2020

June 26 – August 16

The 17th annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, Spiegeltent, film, and music, including the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Boulanger and Her World

“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure.”

—New York Times
Photo by Paul Kolnik


New York City Ballet MOVES

Bartók Ballet by Pam Tanowitz
"One of the most formally brilliant choreographers around.” —New York Times

The Runaway by Kyle Abraham  
"Sensational, intensely chic." —New York Times
June 26–28
Photo by Tina Paul, courtesy of Florent


Most Happy
Songs from Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Daniel Fish

Co-Arrangements and Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci
Orchestrations by Daniel Kluger
Music Direction by Nathan Koci
Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Produced in association with Jenny Gersten

July 9 – August 2
Photo by Maria Baranova


Ernest Chausson's 
King Arthur
(Le roi Arthus)
New Production

The American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein
Directed by Mary Birnbaum

"Bard has become a haven for important operas." —New York Times

July 24 – August 2
31st SeasonBard Music Festival
Photo Courtesy of Centre international Nadia et Lili Boulanger

31st Season
Bard Music Festival

Nadia Boulanger and Her World

"A highlight of the musical year." —Wall Street Journal

Weekend One: August 7–9
Music in Paris

Weekend Two: August 14–16
The 20th-Century Legacy of Nadia Boulanger

Photo by Eric Oloffson


Live Music • Performance • Dinner • Dancing
Sumptuous evenings await with unforgettable performances, food and drink, and dancing under the sparkling lights of the historic tent of mirrors.

June 26 – August 15
Film Series
Catherine Deneuve in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964 France/West Germany); Zeitgeist Films/Photofest

Film Series

Nadia Boulanger’s Cinematic Influence
The 2020 SummerScape Film Series explores the far-reaching influence of Nadia Boulanger on film scoring throughout the twentieth century by concentrating on the truly global work of some of her most gifted students.

July 23 – August 16