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Shipbuilding on stage

We got our first glimpses of the set for our original production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, directed by Francesca Zambello. Here, crew members are working on assembling the floor for the production on stage. It’s starting to resemble the … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Has Arrived in Oman!

We arrived earlier this week and are still adjusting to the time change and everything that goes along with travelling this far. However, yesterday was a great first day of rehearsal! Before yesterday’s rehearsal Managing Director Linda Jackson; Company Manager … 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

Safety First!

Glimmerglass team members go through extensive safety training each summer — from fire extinguisher training to a “slips, trips and falls” course to back safety and more. With all the gun-slingin’ in store for this upcoming season, it was also important … 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

Strike Week

Walking around campus the last few days has been like walking out of a time machine, into the fervent buzz of late May. The sound of power tools fills the air, bringing a cacophony of whirs, clangs, thuds and metallic … Continue reading

Light of my Life

Glimmerglass Opera has a history of bringing people together. Many couples still together today met while at Glimmerglass. I don’t believe Electrics staffer Hans and Electrics intern Lauren actually met at Glimmerglass, but we are thrilled to have had this wonderful … Continue reading

And The Clock Starts Now

Saturdays in August can be particularly challenging and exciting for the Glimmerglass staff and crew. We run in rep, or rotation, which means Saturdays in August feature two different productions. For example, this Saturday we have The Tender Land at … Continue reading

The Brookwood School at Glimmerglass

The Brookwood School summer camp joined us this morning for a backstage tour. Pictures of the children exploring the theater are below.        

Second Graders Explore Glimmerglass Opera

Yesterday, we had close to 80 second graders from Cooperstown Central School join us on campus for a backstage tour, as part of a two-tier educational program offered to area schools.   June and I worked with the students in … Continue reading