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Notes From Francesca

The Signature Theatre recently officially opened the revival of Angels in America, the award-winning play by Tony Kushner. Tony is the librettist for our one-act, A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck, which will premiere at Glimmerglass this summer. The production at … Continue reading

Kick off National Opera Week

Tonight we open the OPERA-tion Arts Gallery at The Smithy with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The artwork of second grade students from Cooperstown, Cherry Valley-Springfield, Milford and Richfield Springs central schools hangs in The Smithy at … Continue reading

Irving Berlin: A Daughter’s Memoir

Irving Berlin got his songwriting start as a lyricist, not a tunesmith. (He quickly realized, however, that he wouldn’t have to share royalties if he also wrote his own melodies.) His extraordinary verbal facility was legendary–he solved  ”impossible” rhymes for … Continue reading

Behind the scenes with Anne Ford-Coates and Deborah Voigt

Anne Ford-Coates has been principal designer of hair and makeup for Glimmerglass since 2007. She’s also Associate Director for Elsen Associates, resident hair and make-up designers  to leading theaters and opera companies throughout North America. Recently, Anne designed Washington National Opera’s … Continue reading

OPERA-tion Arts

We kicked off OPERA-tion Arts this week with our first visit to an area school. The Glimmerglass Festival, in cooperation with The Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, is celebrating National Opera Week, October 29 through November 7, with OPERA-tion Arts, a free education … Continue reading

Something in the water?

During the Glimmerglass “off-season,” I work on a wide variety of projects with a wide variety of collaborators. Inevitably, my most interesting projects seem to have some connection to this place, which annually brings a collection of amazing artists together … Continue reading

What I’m Reading: American Popular Song

Not too many people know the name Alec Wilder today. Even in his own time, the eccentric, itinerant, self-educated scholar of American song (among other subjects) never quite caught on in the popular imagination. Perhaps he was too difficult to … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

I am currently in Washington DC rehearsing Salome with a wonderful cast. In addition to Deborah Voigt we have Daniel Sumegi, who last appeared at Glimmerglass in The Barber of Seville as Don Basilio in 2006. Here he plays John … Continue reading

Voigt: Brünnhilde to Annie Oakley

Deborah Voigt makes several notable debuts this year, including her performances as Annie in next summer’s new production of  Annie Get Your Gun. Prior to that in April, Voigt takes on the role of Brünnhilde for the first time in Robert … Continue reading

Usher of the Year

Glimmerglass Usher of the Year Ernest Adams – known to friends as Ernie – is constantly at the Alice Busch Opera Theater in the summer. He can often be seen taking tickets at the door and helping to count tickets during the show. … Continue reading