Fisher Center at Bard College
June 27 – August 17
Bard SummerScape 2014 presents eight inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The centerpiece of these offerings is the 25th annual Bard Music Festival, this year examining the life, work, and cultural milieu of the 19th-century Austrian composer Franz Schubert.
SummerScape Box Office Opens on February 18 for E-members
Book your tickets one week before tickets go on sale to the general public. An exclusive e-member Box Office link will be sent to you on Tuesday, February 18.
Tickets Start at $25
Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber
July 25 and August 1 at 7 pm
July 27, 30, and August 3 at 2 pm
Based on a medieval romance and filled with gloriously beautiful music, Euryanthe depicts a story of chivalry, betrayal, innocence, and love, with a touch of the supernatural. Kevin Newbury, whose acclaimed production of Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae was a highlight of SummerScape 2011, will direct.
25th Anniversary Season
Bard Music Festival
Schubert and His World
Weekend One | August 8–10
The Making of a Romantic Legend
Weekend Two | August 15–17
A New Aesthetics of Music
The Bard Music Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an exploration of the world of Franz Schubert (1797–1828), one of the preeminent composers in the Western tradition and yet a figure who in many ways remains elusive.
Trisha Brown Dance Company
Proscenium Works: 1979– 2011
June 27 at 7:30 pm
June 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm
The legendary Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to SummerScape as part of its farewell tour, presenting some of the final performances of Brown’s largest-scale works. This program include her final dance as well as revivals of her collaborations with Laurie Anderson and Robert Rauschenberg.
Love in the Wars (world premiere)
July 10–12 and 17–19 at 7:30 pm
July 13, 16, and 19–20 at 2 pm
Heinrich von Kleist’s romantic drama, based on the mythical encounter of Achilles with the Queen of the Amazons, is given new life in this funny, explosive, and surprising adaptation by Man Booker Prize–winning novelist John Banville.
Cabaret & More
Hosted by Justin Vivian Bond
This summer the Spiegeltent is hosted by cabaret artist and Tony-nominated performer Justin Vivian Bond (Mx America, Weimar New York), who will welcome you every weekend to a world of sophistication, glamor, and spectacle. Join Justin for balmy summer nights of world-class performance, local food and drink, and dancing, in the company of SummerScape artists. Lineup to be announced February 18.
Schubert and the Long 19th Century
The 2014 SummerScape Film Series will explore the many ways in which Schubert’s music and early Romanticism have influenced international cinema. To commemorate the centenary of the July Crisis in 1914, it will include a series of films reflecting on the origins and repercussions of the First World War.