The Spiegeltent Is Back!

The Spiegeltent Is Back!
July 6 – August 19

The opening of the 2012 Bard SummerScape festival on Friday, July 6, signals the return of the authentic, one-of-a-kind Belgian Spiegeltent, the luxurious “tent of mirrors” that has proved a sensation since 2006, when its introduction to Bard marked the first time one of these fabled old-world structures appeared in America; the New York Times pronounced it “agreeably funky,” while the Village Voice praised its “wooden floors, mirrored walls, stained-glass panels, and red velvet ceiling.” Conveniently situated near the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, the Spiegeltent affords a sumptuous and magical environment in which to enjoy cutting-edge cabaret and world-class musical performances-almost all of which have sold out in recent years-plus family fare, late-night dancing, and tasty refreshments throughout the seven-week festival (July 6 – August 19). And, back by popular demand, sparkling Irish émigré Nik Quaife returns as SpiegelMaestro.

Before and after performances, the Spiegeltent provides the ideal setting to enjoy light fare, meals, and drinks chosen from the best offerings of the Hudson Valley’s rich array of farms, orchards, dairies, wineries, and breweries.
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