Directors and cast members of Berkshire Opera Festival's "Madama Butterfly" will participate in a Tea and Talk at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St., at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The program is in advance of the performances at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield for the premiere production on Aug. 27, 30 and Sept. 2.

General Director and Stage Director Jonathon Loy and Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Garman will discuss all aspects of the opera and where it falls in the operatic repertoire in order to give the work a perspective.

Tickets cost $24 for advance reservations and members, and $29 the day of the event. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

For information or reservations, call 413-637-3206 or visit