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A Conversation with Young Artist Mark Diamond

“Mark Diamond was boisterous and entertaining.” -Steve Smith, The New York Times   “Baritone Mark Diamond, as the swaggering Top, is a singer with a bright future. Although the character of Top is hardly a sympathetic one, Mr. Diamond’s beautiful … Continue reading

A Conversation with 2010 Young American Artist Jamilyn Manning-White

  Jamilyn Manning-White is a member of Glimmerglass Opera’s 2010 Young American Artists Program, returning from her Glimmerglass debut last year as Clorinda in La Cenerentola. This season, she has performed the role of Mrs. Jenks and covered the role of Laurie in … Continue reading

The Beats of the “Killer B’s”

Today kicked off of Glimmerglass Opera’s Seminar Weekend with a packed house at Steven Blier’s free concert, Killer B’s: American Song from Amy Beach to the Beach Boys. Blier, the artistic director and co-founder of the New York Festival of … Continue reading

Tolomeo Opens this Sunday

Tonight is the final dress rehearsal for Handel’s Tolomeo before the production opens this Sunday. Here is some insight into the piece  from our company dramaturg, Kelley Rourke. The operas of George Frideric Handel have enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in recent … Continue reading

Come on Baby, Light my Fire

  Yesterday was the last day to put out the fire. Though it was another gloomy day, all of the Glimmerglass staff who hadn’t already done their fire extinguisher training met in the intern parking lot to face the fire. … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Remembers Jack Beeson

On Sunday, June 6, American composer Jack Beeson died of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Beeson was known for composing several well-known operas, including Jonah, The Sweet Bye and Bye, Captain Jinks and The Horse Marines and … Continue reading