Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Festival?

June 6–13, 2021. The Boston Early Music Festival is held biennially. In addition, we present a Concert Series in Boston and New York City every year.

What opera will be performed at the next Festival?

The centerpiece of our 2021 Festival will be Circé by Henry Desmarest. We will also present an encore performance of our Chamber Opera Series production of Alcina by Francesca Caccini.

Are tickets on sale for the next Festival?

No. Tickets for the 2021 Festival Operas will go on sale in the summer of 2020 with remaining tickets going on sale later that year.

Will Festival passes be sold?

All concerts and opera performances are individually ticketed events. Subscription packages are available with discounts for purchasing 4 or more events.

In addition to these performances, the Festival week will also feature the 4 days of the world-famous BEMF Exhibition and concurrent events such as performance masterclasses, dance workshops, lectures, and symposia. Week and Day Passes will be sold for admittance to all of these events. Festival Week Passes ($40) are available in advance and Festival Day Passes ($10) can be purchased each day at the Festival Welcome Center or at any of the above events.

A series of Fringe Concerts will also take place during Festival week, featuring performances by nearly 100 soloists and ensembles. Fringe Concerts are all presented by the artists themselves and ticketing will be at their discretion. More information about Fringe Concerts will be available in spring, 2021.