Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2021 Festival?

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

What opera will be performed at the next Festival?

For our 2021 Virtual Festival, we presented archival video of two of our past productions. The Centerpiece Opera was our 2017 fully staged performance of Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise while the Chamber Opera was our 2014 performance of Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo.

The originally announced performances of Circé by Henry Desmarest have been rescheduled for the 2023 Festival

Are tickets on sale for the 2021 Festival?

Yes! This is the FINAL WEEK to watch events from our 2021 Virtual Festival! Tickets to individual performances range from $10 to $25. The final day to purchase individual events is July 10. You will have until Sunday, July 11 to view these performances.

How will virtual tickets work?

When you purchase virtual tickets, you will receive a confirmation email from the BEMF Box Office with URL links and access codes to view the performances on our secure, online platform. These performance videos will be available to watch online, on demand—as many times as you like—starting from the listed premiere time until Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (EDT).

We’ve posted an extensive guide to how Virtual Tickets will work, along with a free, sample event you can use to test out your home streaming configuration. Learn more »

You can view the video on one device at a time, but you can watch it on multiple devices at different times. So, you can watch it on your phone and then watch it on your computer, but you can’t watch it on both devices simultaneously.

If you have problem finding your confirmation email, please email our Box Office and Patron Services Manager Corey King.