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The Met seems to be attracting its share of controversy these days, first for opening with a non-traditional Tosca and more recently for the version in which it presented The Tales of Hoffmann. I didn’t see either production, so I’m … Continue reading

Copland on my mind

Our 2010 Festival will include performances of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, and I’ve spent much of the fall happily immersed in all things Copland. The Brooklyn-born composer was born in 1900 and lived until 1990. His life spanned nearly … Continue reading

The State of Stage Photography

Kelley Rourke, Glimmerglass Opera’s dramaturg, recently directed me to the theater blog of The Guardian, where Andrew Haydon discusses the state of stage photography.  His post is a fascinating read, and the contributed comments are insightful.   Glimmerglass has worked with several great photographers and photography … Continue reading

Headshots: Tips to make life easier for everyone

During my time in the public relations department at Glimmerglass Opera, I have had the opportunity to look at the headshots of many opera singers. Perhaps I haven’t seen quite as many as Don Marrazzo, our Director of Casting and … Continue reading

Name that Production

  Starting Monday, November 23, Glimmerglass Opera will offer a fun contest via Facebook: Name that Production. On Mondays throughout the holiday season , we will post a photo of a past production on Glimmerglass Opera’s Facebook wall. You will … Continue reading

OPERA-tion Quilt

National Opera Week, organized by OPERA America and the NEA, continues through November 22. In honor of this inaugural event, Glimmerglass Opera worked with second graders in the area to create opera quilts that are hanging in nearby grocery stores. … Continue reading

Chatting with Volunteer of the Year Tom Simpson

The Glimmerglass Opera Guild averages almost 3,000 hours of volunteer service each year, supplementing the work of the full-time and seasonal staff when extra work is required. The Guild provides essential support through its service, fundraising and education programs. This … Continue reading

Wheat or Rye? Research for The Tender Land Scenery

Abby Rodd, Glimmerglass’s Director of Production, and Joel Morain (A/V Coordinator) traveled to The Farmers’ Museum, where Abby did some research on materials for the scenery of our 2010 production of The Tender Land. The Farmers’ Museum is one of the oldest rural … Continue reading

Face-Lift for Alice Busch Opera Theater Seats

Lizzy Mott, Operations Assistant, is working diligently in our Alice Busch Opera Theater to make the seat cushions prettier for our audience members’ cushions.  Lizzy is going through the theater and re-stretching the fabric on each theater seat to improve its appearance. So far she’s done about 40. … Continue reading

Reporting Back from OPERA America Workshop

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop presented by OPERA America at Ithaca College. Don Marrazzo, Director of Casting & Artistic Operations, was invited by OPERA America to join the panel of opera industry representatives … Continue reading