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Intern Insights: Crown Molding, Yet Again

I left you hanging, anticipation gripping your body, fingers poised to type the URL for the next blog post as soon as this one came up. Wait no longer, dear readers. Hold on one second so I can refresh my … Continue reading

B.F. and Billy: Bad Boys Redeemed

Madame Butterfly and Carousel both feature a Prince Less-than-Charming. For the creators, the male leads in the source material presented significant problems. Would Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton remain a one-dimensional representation of American imperialism? Would Billy Bigelow retain his cold shell, … Continue reading

CAA Presents Collaboration with Glimmerglass

The Cooperstown Art Association (CAA) is presenting an exhibit which celebrates the work of Henriette Simon “H.S.” Picker, the mother to An American Tragedy composer Tobias Picker.  Inspired by The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of An American Tragedy, “An American Artist: … Continue reading

“Carousel” Designer Crafts Attire for the Ages

The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel takes audiences back more than a century to 1873. A large part of this theatrical time travel is dependent on not only the set characterizations, but in large part what is … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Celebrates Independence Day at Springfield Parade

The annual Springfield 4th of July Parade celebrated its 100th year on Friday, and Glimmerglass was there to take part in the festivities. Part of the parade lineup, the Festival’s float held members of the Glimmerglass orchestra, who played patriotic … Continue reading

Lights, Action, Ariadne!

In a barn in Naxos, New York, a prima donna sings the title role in a new opera seria, Ariadne. Rising from the bales of hay, Ariadne steps to the lip of the stage. With her arms flung wide in … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Kerriann Otaño

Kerriann Otaño comes to Glimmerglass from just a few hours downriver—Wading River, New York, that is—as a cover for the role of Roberta Alden in An American Tragedy. The soprano holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Mannes College The … Continue reading

A New York Tragedy: Part I

On July 11, 1906, the body of 20-year-old Grace Brown was dragged from the bottom of Big Moose Lake in Herkimer County, 100 miles and 100 years from the debut of the revised version of Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer’s … Continue reading

Avery Schneider: Goat Master

Chopin, a young but promising performer, will scamper into the limelight next month with the July 19 opening of Ariadne in Naxos. Just weeks old, the Oberhasli goat will share the stage with performers several years older than him, even … Continue reading

Concert to Benefit Town of Springfield

The Glimmerglass Festival will host a Town of Springfield Appreciation Concert on Saturday, July 5, at 5 p.m. in the company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Springfield 4th of July Committee, which celebrates its 100th annual parade … Continue reading