The Berks Opera Workshop

Where Music Lives
6:47 am
Mon August 5, 2013

A Feast Of Summer Opera In Reading

Berks Opera Workshop will perform a concert version of Verdi's AIDA on Friday, August 9th.

Follow the Schuylkill west from Philadelphia - either the river or the expressway will do - and you’ll eventually arrive in Reading. The state’s fifth-largest city, John Philip Sousa spent his last days here, the Rabbit series by John Updike was set here, and, Reading once lent its name to a now-defunct railway company with a still well-known Philadelphia terminal.

Today, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the city is best known for its outlet malls, its pagoda, and a wealth of regional cultural organizations including the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Music Lives in Reading.

Berks Opera Workshop will perform a concert version of Verdi's AIDA on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Community College.


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Where Music Lives
8:17 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Grand Opera Readings in Reading at the Berks Opera Workshop

Follow the Schuylkill westwards from Philadelphia - either the river or the expressway will do - and you’ll eventually arrive in Reading, Pa. The state’s fifth-largest city, John Philip Sousa spent his last days here, the Rabbit series by John Updike was set here, and, Reading once lent its name to a now-defunct railway company with a still well-known Philadelphia terminal. 

Today, it is best known for its outlet malls, its pagoda, and a wealth of regional cultural organizations including the Reading Symphony Orchestra, the Reading Public Museum, and the increasingly influential Berks Opera Workshop (BOW).

Listen to Jim Cotter's interview with BOW co-founders Francine Black and her daughter Tamara Black.

Creatively Speaking
2:32 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Soprano Meagan Miller--Philadelphia's Hedgerow Theatre--The Berks Opera Workshop

David Patrick Stearns profiles Meagan Miller. The West Chester soprano is a rising star in the world opera. Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theatre in Media Pennsylvania, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923. And Jim Cotter speaks with Francine Black and her daughter Tamara Black, founders and directors of Berks Opera Workshop.

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