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A Year of Snow, A Year of Plenty

With Nemo approaching Cooperstown, we’re reminded of the last blizzard we had here:

Quick Q&A: Conductor Kristen Blodgette

American conductor Kristen Blodgette makes her Glimmerglass debut this summer with the production of Annie Get Your Gun. She has conducted The Woman in White and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. Recently Blodgette worked on Mary Poppins and her upcoming project, conducting Evita, will mark … Continue reading

Making the Audio Sound Bad

It’s not often that the Audio/Video team is asked to make audio sound worse, but that was the case in Later the Same Evening and A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck. In Later the Same Evening there is a scene which … 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

Young Artists Perform Carmen

On August 5, members of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program (YAP) will perform their very own matinee performance of Carmen.  J’nai Bridges is covering the title role for the season, but this Friday, she will have her own moment in … 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

A Bullet Straight to the Heart: The Real Story of Frank Butler and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was a self-made woman who overcame a horrible childhood, made a name for herself in man’s world – the world of shooting—and became one of America’s greatest cultural icons. Irving Berlin immortalized her story with his musical Annie … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Sarah Larsen

2011 Young Artist Sarah Larsen is an alumna of the program, returning this summer to perform the role of Neris in Glimmerglass’s new production of Medea as well as in the July 17 Arias and Asides concert on the mainstage. … Continue reading

En garde!

In Anne Bogart’s version of Carmen, the tension of the bullfight comes through in more than just the Toreador Aria. The dynamics of bullfighting is present in much of the interplay between people. Dancers and singers alike circle one another—gauging … Continue reading

Electrics Load-in

Last week was electrics load-in week. The electrics crew spent several days loading the repertory light plot into the theater. This is actually a complicated process of unloading over 400 lights, hanging those lights throughout the theater, and then running thousands of … Continue reading