On Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet many of our Syracuse friends when I attended The Met: Live in HD broadcast at Carousel Center. The Glimmerglass Festival is now a proud partner with the Met’s Live in HD series, so in addition to traveling to Syracuse to tell everyone about our upcoming summer season we watched the Met’s production of La Fanciulla del West, which featured many singers you will see at Glimmerglass this summer. Debbie, for one, sang the title role – did you hear her mention her upcoming appearances as Annie Oakley at Glimmerglass? The mezzo-soprano who sang the role of Wowkle is Ginger Costa-Jackson, who joins us this summer as Carmen. Keith Miller, who sang the role Ashby, will sing the role of Escamillo in Carmen this summer. Dwayne Croft, who sang Sonora, also made a mention of his upstate New York upbringing during an interview.
All in all, we saw a lot of familiar faces during the Fanciulla broadcast. Expect to see many of these wonderful performers at Glimmerglass this summer.