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June – August 2024

See you next year for the 21st Bard SummerScape!

“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure.”—New York Times

Described as “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit” (New York Times) and a “highbrow hotbed of culture” (Huffington Post), Bard SummerScape is an annual summer arts festival.

Since its inaugural season in 2003, the festival has been held in tandem with the Bard Music Festival and features performances of opera, dance, theater, music, film, and cabaret.

SummerScape Opera

Le prophète

“Botstein, and his annual opera production at Bard, seem more invaluable by the year.”—New York Times


Bard SummerScape’s history of presenting noteworthy operatic rarities continues in 2024 with Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Le prophète.

The 34th Bard Music Festival

Berlioz and His World


The Bard Music Festival returns for its 34th season with an exploration of the life and work of Hector Berlioz (1803–1869), one of the defining Romantic composers of the 19th century.

The Spiegeltent

Live Music | Performance | Dancing


We look forward to welcoming you back next year for sumptuous summer weekends of dazzling performances, drinks, and dancing.

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