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Young Artist Awarded Richard F. Gold Career Grant

Young Artist Mark Diamond is a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant.  Diamond performed this summer as Top in The Tender Land and covered the role of Araspe in Tolomeo. Some of his past engagements include … Continue reading

Strike Week

Walking around campus the last few days has been like walking out of a time machine, into the fervent buzz of late May. The sound of power tools fills the air, bringing a cacophony of whirs, clangs, thuds and metallic … Continue reading

Final Curtain

The 2010 Festival came to a close August 24 with a final production of Puccini’s Tosca. The four productions met with much acclaim – both from audience members and members of the press.   This summer, we sold more tickets … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

This photo was taken at the library at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on July 23. This wonderful artists’ colony has welcomed the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Thornton Wilder. The four of us spent time … Continue reading

Summer Reading Series: Handel and His Singers

To commemorate this season’s production of Tolomeo, we suggest you pick up C. Steven LaRue’s Handel and His Singers: The Creation of the Royal Academy Operas, 1720–1728 (Clarendon Press, 1995). In this book, LaRue takes an in-depth look at the … Continue reading

A Conversation with Young Artist Mark Diamond

“Mark Diamond was boisterous and entertaining.” -Steve Smith, The New York Times   “Baritone Mark Diamond, as the swaggering Top, is a singer with a bright future. Although the character of Top is hardly a sympathetic one, Mr. Diamond’s beautiful … Continue reading

Light of my Life

Glimmerglass Opera has a history of bringing people together. Many couples still together today met while at Glimmerglass. I don’t believe Electrics staffer Hans and Electrics intern Lauren actually met at Glimmerglass, but we are thrilled to have had this wonderful … Continue reading

A Conversation with 2010 Young American Artist Jamilyn Manning-White

  Jamilyn Manning-White is a member of Glimmerglass Opera’s 2010 Young American Artists Program, returning from her Glimmerglass debut last year as Clorinda in La Cenerentola. This season, she has performed the role of Mrs. Jenks and covered the role of Laurie in … Continue reading

The Beats of the “Killer B’s”

Today kicked off of Glimmerglass Opera’s Seminar Weekend with a packed house at Steven Blier’s free concert, Killer B’s: American Song from Amy Beach to the Beach Boys. Blier, the artistic director and co-founder of the New York Festival of … Continue reading

Trunk Show to Benefit Glimmerglass

Women’s clothing designer Nina McLemore and jewelry designer Fiona Dejardin (you may remember her from this previous blog post) will showcase their collections at The Otesaga Resort Hotel during our Summer Seminar Weekend for a Benefit Trunk Show. Twenty percent of … Continue reading