2021 Festival | June 6–13, 2021
OPERA • CONCERTS • EXHIBITION
Save the dates for our next biennial Festival—June 6–13, 2021—as we honor THE POWER OF WOMEN.
Immerse yourself in North America’s premier celebration of Early Music, with eight days of GRAMMY-winning opera, thrilling concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and more! BEMF will celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2021 with another unforgettable week of opera, concerts, and more!
2021 Festival opera tickets go on sale this summer with the full schedule of concerts available this fall.
2021 Centerpiece Opera: Circé
Music by Henry Desmarest (1661–1741)
Libretto by Louise-Geneviève Gillot de Saintonge (1650–1718)
2021 Chamber Opera: Alcina
Music by Francesca Caccini (1587–ca. 1641)
Libretto by Ferdinando Saracinelli (d. 1640)
7 Days of Festival Concerts
The 2021 Festival will feature lively and engaging concerts Early Music's most exciting artists and ensembles—from legendary superstars to emerging talents. Plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals!
One of the most important features of every Festival is the remarkable array of Fringe Concerts by dozens of artists and ensembles from around the world. Applications will open in late 2020.
EXHIBITION AND MORE!
The World-Famous Exhibition
The heart of the Festival, our Exhibition is the largest Early Music trade show in North America, with makers of period instruments, music publishers, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, representatives from the finest conservatories, and more Early Music professionals.
Festival Week in Boston features a vast array of Concurrent Events, including lectures, Family Day, Dance Workshops, Performances Masterclasses, and more.