2025 Festival | June 8–15, 2025

Save the dates for our 23rd biennial Festival—June 8–15, 2025.

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!

2025 Festival opera tickets go on sale in the summer of 2024 with the full schedule of concerts available in fall 2024.



The Centerpiece Opera of the 2025 Festival will be Octavia by Reinhard Keiser, June 8–15, 2025 at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, MA. This fully staged production will feature Emőke Baráth as Octavia, Douglas Williams as Nero, and Christian Immler as Seneca.

The Chamber Opera at the 2025 Festival will be a double bill featuring Telemann's Pimpinone and Ino, an encore presentation of the BEMF Chamber Opera Series' 2021 production.



7 Days of Festival Concerts: The 2025 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-Festival and dozens of Fringe Concerts!



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. June 11-14, 2025.

Concurrent Events: Festival Week in Boston features a vast array of Concurrent Events, including Family Day, lectures, Dance Workshops, Performances Masterclasses, and more.