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Goin’ West: Education and Recreation

During the summer, many Glimmerglass staffers are asked – “do you ever take vacation?” The Glimmerglass season is a labor of love. We work many, many hours during the summer, but we love what we do. That being said, yes, … Continue reading

A Conversation with 2010 Volunteer of the Year

The Glimmerglass Guild is an instrumental part of the company. The Guild has around 200 members, and the group contributes around 3,000 hours of volunteer time each year.  The Guild hosts company events, contributes to the campus landscaping, assists in … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

One of the most beautiful things about The Glimmerglass Festival’s location is its proximity to the lake. The Alice Busch Opera Theater is located on the northern end of Otesgo Lake, which James Fenimore Cooper referred to as “Glimmerglass” in his Leatherstocking Tales. … Continue reading

The Essential Piece

On Sunday, August 22, Glimmerglass honored its volunteers with a reception themed, “You Are An Essential Piece.” We have more than 200 volunteers who join us as ushers or on the Glimmerglass Guild. Our volunteers provide essential support to the … Continue reading

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