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OPERA-tion Arts Gallery Show

OPERA-tion Arts, our opera-inspired art show by area second graders, will be on display in Gallery A at the Cooperstown Art Association September 27 through October 25. There will be a complimentary opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on … Continue reading

Junk Set Wars!

You may have been wondering to what sort of “shenanigans,” I was referring in my last post. Well, wonder no more. I give you: Junk Set Wars! (In an announcer’s voice) At last the time has come, the annual showdown … Continue reading

A Quick Q&A with Ryan McKinny

Though the Dutchman of Wagner’s opera is doomed to roam the seas, Ryan McKinny, our guest artist performing in the role, has made a home for himself here at The Glimmerglass Festival, where he has made his company debut this … Continue reading

Stabat Mater: Countertenor Passions

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi never heard his masterpiece. It lived in his head, ideas germinating into complex dissonances, stories in rhythm, passages of coiled passion released into intense, personal reflection. At 26 years old, the composer died of tuberculosis, having just … Continue reading

Rules Made to be Broken

There is an old show business adage that says: “Never work with children or animals.” These performers are apt to behave unpredictably on the stage, and even if they perform to the “T,” they always steal the scene. For these … Continue reading

Free Time

Me: Hmm. What should I discuss in today’s blog post? I know! (calling off) Brother Maynard! Consult the book of armaments! (A man dressed in monk’s garb enters, carrying a sacred text.) B.M: (chanting) Pie iesu domine, dona eis requiem. … Continue reading

Who’s that Lady?

She bounds on stage, an untamable exuberance radiating from her eyes and into the audiences, gently demanding attention. Her fiancé proposes, and she leaps into his arms before running offstage to tell her girlfriends. In less than thirty seconds, soprano … Continue reading

From Van Halen to Verdi…and back again!

After The Flying Dutchman sailed forth to open our season last week, I heard more than one person remark “one down, three to go.” Hardly. Although the four mainstage shows are at the heart of the Glimmerglass Festival, there will also be … Continue reading

something to play with, for and against

With every new production, we create an entire world from scratch. The big picture–floors and ceiling, grass and sky–is often the first thing to grab an audience member’s attention when the curtain goes up, but without attention to detail, the … Continue reading

The Phantom in the Titles Booth

I am often mistaken for a computer. During nearly every performance at the Glimmerglass Festival, I sit high above the theater in the lighting booth, my eyes zooming between computer screen, music score, conductor’s hands and singers’ mouths, giving the … Continue reading