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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

Throwback Sunday: Young Artists Sing Bel Canto

This Sunday, August 17, the 2014 Glimmerglass Young Artists, having spent the summer performing music from the last 100 years, will go back in time to the nineteenth century to perform music of the bel canto masters, Rossini, Donizetti and … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Daniel T. Curran

Glimmerglass’ 2014 production of An American Tragedy has been anything but a tragedy for the eight Young Artists who sing the starring roles of Tobias Picker’s opera.  One of these talented Young Artists is tenor Daniel T. Curran. Originally from Blackfoot, … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Crown Molding, Yet Again

I left you hanging, anticipation gripping your body, fingers poised to type the URL for the next blog post as soon as this one came up. Wait no longer, dear readers. Hold on one second so I can refresh my … Continue reading

B.F. and Billy: Bad Boys Redeemed

Madame Butterfly and Carousel both feature a Prince Less-than-Charming. For the creators, the male leads in the source material presented significant problems. Would Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton remain a one-dimensional representation of American imperialism? Would Billy Bigelow retain his cold shell, … Continue reading

CAA Presents Collaboration with Glimmerglass

The Cooperstown Art Association (CAA) is presenting an exhibit which celebrates the work of Henriette Simon “H.S.” Picker, the mother to An American Tragedy composer Tobias Picker.  Inspired by The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of An American Tragedy, “An American Artist: … Continue reading

“Carousel” Designer Crafts Attire for the Ages

The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel takes audiences back more than a century to 1873. A large part of this theatrical time travel is dependent on not only the set characterizations, but in large part what is … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Celebrates Independence Day at Springfield Parade

The annual Springfield 4th of July Parade celebrated its 100th year on Friday, and Glimmerglass was there to take part in the festivities. Part of the parade lineup, the Festival’s float held members of the Glimmerglass orchestra, who played patriotic … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Portico Crown Molding

Have you ever had that project at work where everything seems to go against you? The plan isn’t helping, your brain is playing tricks on you, it’s taking more time than it should, and basically, the odds aren’t in your … Continue reading