Opera to Pops

June 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Byrdcliffe Barn
485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road
$150 per person, $500 Benefactor (incl. 2 tickets), $1000 Patron (incl. 4 tickets)


Please join us for this annual celebration of music across the ages. Enjoy a locally-sourced dinner followed by music, champagne, and dessert. And prepare to participate in our raffle of amazing items. Proceeds for the events support Byrdcliffe’s arts programming.

Tickets: $150 each ($75 is tax deductible); Benefactor $500 for two tickets ($350 is tax deductible); Patron $1,000 for four tickets ($700 is tax deductible) – buy your tickets online!

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is pleased to announce its annual evening of music across the ages; with songs from famous operas to popular music on Saturday, June 15, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Barn on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY. There will be musical delights for everyone, all in celebration of the voice and the creative spirit which both the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice share.

Come and attend a special evening in the Catskills at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. The evening will include a delicious locally sourced sit-down dinner, champagne, wines, and pastries, along with an enticing selection of raffle items, all in support of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Artists-in-Residence programs, exhibitions, performances, and classes in weaving, ceramics, writing, and metal work.

“It is a pleasure to present many of the musical stars of the upcoming Festival of the Voice 2019 season at the June event at the Byrdcliffe Barn. By joining forces, we create one special intimate evening, bringing the arts and music together in celebration of the community we share. A wonderful way to start the summer season together, united in continuing to grow the creative culture of the region.”
– Maria Todaro, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

“The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild continues to appreciate the collaborative partnership of Maria Todaro and Louis Otey, Founders of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. For the last few years, they have brought the best musical talent to the intimate setting of our Barn and presented a memorable evening of music and fine dining to our guests – a night not to be missed.”
– Jeremy Adams, Executive Director, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild provides a vibrant center for excellence in the arts and crafts in the beautiful and unique rural community of Woodstock, New York, while preserving the historic and natural environment of one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America. It offers an inspiring combination of residency, educational, exhibition, and performance programs that encourage creative collaboration among artists, students, arts professionals, and the public.

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice
The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice’s mission is to elevate the human spirit and enhance community through the power of the voice in music. Through performances across a range of musical genres, we seek to expand the audience for the vocal arts and to discover and develop new vocal talent from around the corner and around the world. We also seek to be an economic engine for our region, adding to the recreational activities, the fine cuisine, and the alluring shops, the possibility to perform and experience vocal music in the pure mountain air and exceptional natural beauty of the Catskills.

10 Year Gala, Decade of Opera Favorites
The Festival of the Voice celebrates its 10 year Anniversary by bringing some of your favorite stars and operas from past years. You will want to be there for our 2019 opening night when the retrospective of previous years could include favorite arias from Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Barber of Seville, La Boheme and more.

The Opera to Pops event is proudly sponsored by $1000 Patron Sponsors: Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Benjamin Prosky & Family, Sapirstein & Sapirstein, Abigail Sturges and G. Daniel Perry, Paul Washington and Stan Sagner; and $500 BENEFACTOR SPONSORS: Henry T. Ford and Michael G. Knauth, Karen K. Peters, and Robert and Monique Schweich.