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Faces of Ariadne in Naxos’ Echo Farms

If you haven’t already heard about it, Glimmerglass’ 2014 production of Ariadne in Naxos is set in the alfalfa-sprouting surroundings of an Upstate New York farm. Echo Farms, the brainchild of Ariadne set designer Troy Hourie and costume designer Erik Teague, gives a … 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

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

Ariadne in Naxos: Unplugged

As the backbone of a show’s visual aesthetic, design is a crucial part of an opera production. On Thursday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m., Glimmerglass Festival designers Troy Hourie and Erik Teague will discuss their roles in the company’s summer … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Beth Lytwynec

You may remember Ilion native Beth Lytwynec from her time with us last summer as a 2013 Young Artist, covering the role of Mary in The Flying Dutchman and performing in concert with Eric Owens, as well as a special event … Continue reading

Where are they now: Young Artist Catherine Martin

Michael Heaston, Head of Music and Director of the Young Artists Program (YAP), talks to former Young Artist Catherine Martin, who returns in 2014 as the Composer in Ariadne in Naxos. You’ve been quite busy since you were last at … Continue reading

Christine Goerke: Back to Cooperstown

Christine Goerke has become one of the most important and influential singers in opera today.  Her career began as a Glimmerglass Young Artist (1993), and she returned to our festival for the title role in Iphigènie en Tauride in 1997, … Continue reading

Casting Kids in Ariadne

Director Francesca Zambello is working with designer Troy Hourie to set our new production of Strauss’ Ariadne in Naxos in an Upstate New York country home, potentially complete with some farm animals. Goats and chickens are some of the animals that have … Continue reading