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Quick Q&A: Young Artist Isaac Selya

With the 2015 season springing into action, this year’s Young Artists are preparing to take on their roles in The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Cato in Utica  and Candide. Young Artist Isaac Selya will not be up on stage, but rather in the orchestra pit … Continue reading

Faith and the Flute

When we gather in the theater, we enact a ritual, we share stories, and we build community. The Glimmerglass production of The Magic Flute, which offers a Native perspective on a classic tale of enlightenment, offers a rich platform for us … Continue reading

Your Glimmerglass Visit

With the season opening in less than two months, now is the time to plump up your travel itinerary for your visit to The Glimmerglass Festival. Besides this summer’s mainstage productions of The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Candide, and Cato in Utica—and countless events—the … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Allegra De Vita

When Cato in Utica premieres on the Alice Busch Opera Theater stage July 18, Young Artist Allegra De Vita will take on the role of Fulvio. De Vita is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, and holds a Master of Music degree from … Continue reading

From the Archives: Glimmerglass for All Ages

“I was worried that I would look at people and be scared. But, really, the whole scene was just so big, and with everything going on, I really felt more like I was in church than on the stage.” -Allan … Continue reading

The 2015 Glimmerglass Festival Gala

The Glimmerglass Festival turns 40 this year, and the renowned summer opera company kicked off its anniversary celebrations with GL!MMERATA, its 2015 Spring Gala, April 8 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Hosted by Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello, … Continue reading

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.  … 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