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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

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

American Jukebox

Irving Berlin, composer of Annie Get Your Gun, wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, many of which have become part of our popular culture: “God, Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas” — the list goes on. Earlier … Continue reading

Opera & Baseball: More in Common than Cooperstown?

How often do fond memories of great performances past get in the way of present enjoyment? Like baseball fans, opera fans are often passionately knowledgeable about yesterday’s greats.  This piece from the New York Times claims that baseball fans have … Continue reading

David Pittsinger on acting

In an article in the Washington Post, David Pittsinger, who returns to Glimmerglass this summer to play Eugene O’Neill in A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, talks about how a Broadway gig made him a better actor.

the results are in!

Baritone Mark Diamond, a Glimmerglass Young Artist in 2010, took the top prize in the twenty-third annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers at Houston Grand Opera. Guest judge Frederica von Stade joined HGO General Director Anthony Freud and HGO Music Director Patrick Summers in selecting the winners. This … Continue reading

Where has this opera been all my life?

“So, how’s the piece?” It’s a question I get a lot, often accompanied by a skeptical look, since I tend to work on plenty of oddball repertoire. Some people are more blunt: “Why are they doing that?” Conventional wisdom holds … Continue reading

Irving Berlin: A Daughter’s Memoir

Irving Berlin got his songwriting start as a lyricist, not a tunesmith. (He quickly realized, however, that he wouldn’t have to share royalties if he also wrote his own melodies.) His extraordinary verbal facility was legendary–he solved  ”impossible” rhymes for … Continue reading

Behind the scenes with Anne Ford-Coates and Deborah Voigt

Anne Ford-Coates has been principal designer of hair and makeup for Glimmerglass since 2007. She’s also Associate Director for Elsen Associates, resident hair and make-up designers  to leading theaters and opera companies throughout North America. Recently, Anne designed Washington National Opera’s … Continue reading

Something in the water?

During the Glimmerglass “off-season,” I work on a wide variety of projects with a wide variety of collaborators. Inevitably, my most interesting projects seem to have some connection to this place, which annually brings a collection of amazing artists together … Continue reading