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Inside the Passions

This summer, Glimmerglass presents a unique double-bill of old and new passions that call on the audience to take possession of and responsibility for the suffering of both big and small in the world. This poignant evening begins with Pergolesi’s … Continue reading

Food for Thought: Visual Art and Opera in Cooperstown

Come out to the Fenimore Art Museum on State Highway 80 Wednesday, August 7, from 12:30–2:30 p.m. to hear a moderated discussion between Francesca Zambello, Artistic and General Director of the Glimmerglass Festival, and Paul D’Ambrosio, President and CEO of the … Continue reading

Learning to Weld

Hello again, world. Guess who’s back with a brand new rap? Well, not me, I don’t rap. Ever. If you’ve been reading diligently, you’ll remember from a previous post, I said I did not know how to weld. Well, that … Continue reading

The King Laughs

The operas of Giuseppe Verdi aren’t exactly known for high scores on the laugh-o-meter. Nearly everyone of his operas ends in at least one death, and the characters that do survive are left with more than a few emotional scars. … Continue reading

from UN GIORNO DI REGNO to KING FOR A DAY

You’re about two-thirds of the way through the Sunday crossword, feeling pretty good about yourself, when you realize that an 11-letter-word, already anchoring seven other words, which in turn attach to other “solutions,” is a mistake. Time to get out … Continue reading

Carpentry: Last Call

So this is the last time I’ll talk about this project, I promise. The final part of the construction I want to mention is the trouble we ran into with those newel posts I described in my last entry. Here’s … Continue reading

We’re Excited about The Flying Dutchman – Are You?

The buzzword around the Glimmerglass production of The Flying Dutchman is “exciting.” From costume designer Erik Teague to lighting designer Mark McCullough to the stage operations interns who load scenery in and out of the theater, everyone is talking about … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Carpentry Pt. 2

I’m going to pick up where I left off last time, so if you missed the last entry I’ll let you go back and read it to catch up. In fact, I need to refresh my own memory … hold … Continue reading

Passion-ate about David Lang

More than 50 members of the Glimmerglass Festival family came out to the Cherry Valley Artworks Star Theater on a rainy Monday evening to see the final installment of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild’s annual Talking Opera series. Currently in the … Continue reading

Talking Wagner

Every seat in the Fenimore Art Museum’s auditorium was filled last Monday night for the Glimmerglass Opera Guild’s third installment of “Talking Opera,” the annual free seminar series. Previous speakers this year have included Joseph Colaneri speaking on Verdi and … Continue reading