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The Waves of Reward Would Turn into Tsunamis Over Time

This blog is the second in a series of posts from patrons, volunteers, former interns, artists and staff discussing how Glimmerglass has enriched their lives. Please consider posting your own stories about how Glimmerglass has impacted you, and make a gift (click here) to help ensure the future of our great festival. Any new or increased gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the Glimmerglass Board from now until the end of the year.

Supporting the Young Artists Program by Judy Brick Freedman

Judy Brick Freedman with Young Artist alum Jill Gardner in the Schubert Theatre dressing room after Boston Lyric Opera's Tosca, in which Jill sang the title role. Sunday, November 14, 2010

Judy Brick Freedman with Young Artist alum Jill Gardner in the Schubert Theatre dressing room after Boston Lyric Opera's Tosca, in which Jill sang the title role. Sunday, November 14, 2010

When Allen and I first supported Glimmerglass’s young artists, we never anticipated how the waves of reward would turn into tsunamis over time. Initially, we thought it would be fun to connect with up and coming talents, to engage with the energy and enthusiasm of these dedicated performers, to gain insight into development of singers and their careers, and of course to support the opera company we love.

Jill was one of those young artists. On November 14, I relished my view from the audience while Jill commanded the stage as Tosca, truly singing her heart out and acting with a ferocity I had not known. I basked in her applause.

Jill’s career is one of the many which has brought us backstage from Seattle to New York City, The Met and opera houses in between. We have hosted these artists when they audition, attended their auditions, invited the artists to sing for our friends to spread the joy and promise of the future. Each year brings a new role, a marriage, a birth, a change in repertory as the voice matures. Some have chosen other paths and we are proud of each personal choice and of watching them choose.

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