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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

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

Operatic Potential in South Africa

We are looking forward to bringing LOST IN THE STARS, a collaboration with Cape Town Opera, to Glimmerglass in just a few short months. Meanwhile, enjoy this piece about operatic potential in South Africa!

What are you doing this weekend?

I’ll be attending this cool-sounding workshop on Persian Miniatures & Calligraphy at the West Kortright Centre (Oneonta). Gerard Gauci’s dazzling designs for next summer’s Armide are actually inspired by Persian miniatures, so I’m excited to have a hands-on opportunity to … Continue reading

ShowTalk: Spotlight on Medea

The artists on the stage of the Alice Busch Opera Theater get the lion’s share of attention each summer, but some of the most distinguished guests of our 2011 festival appear in more intimate venues. Our “ShowTalk” series gives a … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Orchestra at the Pierstown Grange

On August 15 at 7:30 p.m., members of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra will present the 10th annual Florence High Memorial Concert at the Pierstown Grange. The National Grange, formed in the years following the American Civil War, is the nation’s … Continue reading

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