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Saturday ShowTalk: Egyptian Tombs and a Radio Play

At this point, I’m not spilling any secrets when I write that our 2012 AIDA production has neither pachyderms nor pyramids. I don’t much mind that these expected elements don’t appear onstage: I know I can enjoy Elizabeth Schoonmaker’s spectacular … Continue reading

From Lucia to Marian Paroo

Not-so-gently informed by my chorus teacher that Josh Groban is NOT an opera singer (how I would school my 14-year-old self now!), I’m on a mission to discover what real opera is. Despite my family’s proximity to New York City … Continue reading

Mezzo and Mentor

The rural hush of Cherry Valley has been displaced, not by summer storms, but by the thundering and formidable voice of mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick. An internationally renowned opera star and a dedicated pedagogue, Zajick is teaching a series of master … Continue reading

Eckstine by Owens

  On Friday, July 27, the majesty and grandeur of the Alice Busch Opera Theater was transformed by the intimacy and casual elegance of the music of Billy Eckstine, sung by 2012 Artist in Residence Eric Owens. Just hours before … Continue reading

another op’nin’, another show

Eight hours until the curtain goes up on The Music Man. In the still-dark theater, you can just make out the outlines of Jim Noone’s beautiful, painterly set. Marian and Harold and the rest of the cast are resting quietly … Continue reading

Stars, Gold, and Tin: Unearthing Kurt Weill

For this summer’s production of Lost in the Stars at The Glimmerglass Festival, director Tazewell Thompson and conductor John DeMain are including two songs that were written and orchestrated by Kurt Weill but were cut before the piece opened on … Continue reading

Lost in the Stars: From Darkness to Light

Following his success with Street Scene, a work that challenges the traditional views that divide opera from musical theater, Kurt Weill wanted to write something to reflect the tragedy of racism in post-World War II America. It was Mrs. Dorothy … Continue reading

A Triumphal March—the Glimmerglass Way

Verdi’s Aida is often thought of as a grand spectacle, and in the past few months, fans have repeatedly asked one thing about this summer’s production: will there be elephants? Well, the elephants have arrived. There won’t be any live … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: The Music Man

Festival employees, interns, and Guild members received a special behind-the-scenes look at The Music Man on Monday.  A production seminar with the musical’s creative team included a panel discussion with the director, conductor, and designers behind this summer’s production.  Most … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Daveda Karanas

Our 2012 summer season begins on Saturday, July 7 with the opening night performance of Verdi’s Aida in a daring new production by Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello. In this Quick Q&A, Greek-American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas gives us a … Continue reading