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ODYSSEY: What a trip!

This summer, the Glimmerglass Festival will premiere a new opera based on Homer’s Odyssey. Our hour-long romp, with music by Ben Moore and libretto by yours truly, features the Glimmerglass Children’s Chorus alongside members of our Young Artists Program. For young … Continue reading

2015 Festival Reading

THE STORIES Four of the operas presented by Glimmerglass this summer are based on works in the public domain. Readers can choose from a variety of editions and translations, both print and online, for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Voltaire’s Candide, and Homer’s The Odyssey.  Plutarch’s The … Continue reading

“Great Latitude of Mind”

Madeline Sayet will direct a new production of The Magic Flute that takes its inspiration from the natural world and the varied ways humans have interacted with it. In a recent conversation, she reflected on how her background and experiences … Continue reading

From the Archives: Farm to Stage

“I kid around saying it’s ‘America’s only opera house on a turkey farm.’ Because it was, of course… And the whole business of moving the doors and the whole romance of the site to see through the building and see … Continue reading

DETOUR…For a good cause

GREETINGS FROM “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD” I often think of Glimmerglass as the little engine in the classic children’s book, in our case, driven by a dream and powered by dedication, passion and generosity to achieve the unexpected. Like … Continue reading

From the Archives

“It was very important for us in the beginning to sing in English to make the operas more approachable. I remember we felt we had really accomplished something when the janitor from the high school brought his family to see … Continue reading

Learn About Verdi’s Macbeth

Members of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, Tom Simpson and Abby Kreh Gibson, will discuss Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth one hour prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD screening of Verdi’s Macbeth at the Foothills Performing Arts Center on October 11, … Continue reading

Just in time for Halloween

COSTUME SALE Clothing, Costumes and Fun Ideas Saturday, September 27 4152 US Highway 20 Warren, NY 13439 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Cash Only Please Everything $50 and under!

Faces of Ariadne in Naxos’ Echo Farms

If you haven’t already heard about it, Glimmerglass’ 2014 production of Ariadne in Naxos is set in the alfalfa-sprouting surroundings of an Upstate New York farm. Echo Farms, the brainchild of Ariadne set designer Troy Hourie and costume designer Erik Teague, gives a … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Tina T.Y. Chang

The Young Artists Program focuses on training performers of all types—not just vocalists. Tina T.Y. Chang, an Assistant Coach / Accompanist at the 2014 Festival, is a prime example of this. She makes her Glimmerglass debut this summer with her … Continue reading