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Glimmerglass Orchestra at the Pierstown Grange

On August 15 at 7:30 p.m., members of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra will present the 10th annual Florence High Memorial Concert at the Pierstown Grange. The National Grange, formed in the years following the American Civil War, is the nation’s … Continue reading

Glimmerglass musicians in Cherry Valley

Many Glimmerglass artists get involved in other community events during their summer residency in Otsego County. This summer, members of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, along with a few special guests, will kick off a new concert series sponsored by Cherry … Continue reading

A Bullet Straight to the Heart: The Real Story of Frank Butler and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was a self-made woman who overcame a horrible childhood, made a name for herself in man’s world – the world of shooting—and became one of America’s greatest cultural icons. Irving Berlin immortalized her story with his musical Annie … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Sarah Larsen

2011 Young Artist Sarah Larsen is an alumna of the program, returning this summer to perform the role of Neris in Glimmerglass’s new production of Medea as well as in the July 17 Arias and Asides concert on the mainstage. … Continue reading

En garde!

In Anne Bogart’s version of Carmen, the tension of the bullfight comes through in more than just the Toreador Aria. The dynamics of bullfighting is present in much of the interplay between people. Dancers and singers alike circle one another—gauging … Continue reading

Electrics Load-in

Last week was electrics load-in week. The electrics crew spent several days loading the repertory light plot into the theater. This is actually a complicated process of unloading over 400 lights, hanging those lights throughout the theater, and then running thousands of … Continue reading

The Argonauts: To Colchis and Beyond!

Early in Cherubini’s opera, Jason and his Argonauts present Glauce, princess of Corinth, with the Golden Fleece. Although the libretto doesn’t differentiate between members of the male chorus, director Michael Barker-Caven assigned  each of the chorus men an Argonaut persona … Continue reading

Off and running with the double bill!

Today we begin rehearsing for the fourth show of the season – actually, the fourth AND fifth. We will be presenting the professional stage premiere of John Musto and Mark Campbell’s Later the Same Evening, along with the world premiere … Continue reading

Young Artists in the Community

Young Artist J’nai Bridges is in her second summer as a Glimmerglass Young Artist. She was with us last year when she covered the role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and was seen as a soloist in the … Continue reading

2012 Season Announced

THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL 2012 SEASON ANNOUNCED Co-Productions with Opera Atelier and Cape Town Opera Festival Artists to Include Nader Abbassi, Dwayne Croft, John DeMain, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Elizabeth Futral, Michelle Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Eric Owens, Sean Panikkar, Marshall Pynkoski, Tazewell … Continue reading