Flickr Photostream

Papageno Toast
Costume Crafting
Glimmerglass Pride
Hall of Fame Concert
Inside the Alice Busch Opera Theater
Glimmerglass Festival Aerial Shot
Meet Me at the Pavilion
Preshow
Throwback Thursday

Literary Voices of Candide

Some of the great writers of the 20th century contributed to Leonard Bernstein’s musical version of Voltaire’s Candide, including Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur, John LaTouche, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim and Bernstein himself. This Saturday, join us at 4:30 in the Pavilion for a … Continue reading

From the Archives: Glimmerglass for All Ages

“I was worried that I would look at people and be scared. But, really, the whole scene was just so big, and with everything going on, I really felt more like I was in church than on the stage.” -Allan … Continue reading

2015 Festival Reading

  THE STORIES Four of the operas presented by Glimmerglass this summer are based on works in the public domain. Readers can choose from a variety of editions and translations, both print and online, for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Voltaire’s Candide, and Homer’s The Odyssey.  … Continue reading

From the Archives: Farm to Stage

“I kid around saying it’s ‘America’s only opera house on a turkey farm.’ Because it was, of course… And the whole business of moving the doors and the whole romance of the site to see through the building and see … Continue reading

Operatic Impressions

This is our fourth year joining area second grade classes with a program we call OPERA-tion Arts — and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it. We offer a multimedia presentation on opera and theater, and discuss all the … Continue reading

…”constantly engaged with the vibrant life of an arts organization at work”

This blog is part of a series of posts from patrons, volunteers, former interns, artists and staff discussing how Glimmerglass has enriched their lives. Please consider posting your own stories about how Glimmerglass has impacted you, or make a gift … Continue reading

I think of y’all more often than you know

  This blog is part of a series of posts from patrons, volunteers, former interns, artists and staff discussing how Glimmerglass has enriched their lives. Please consider posting your own stories about how Glimmerglass has impacted you, and make a … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

Much of our season is based in literature and/or visual art – Carmen is based upon Prosper Mérimée’s novella and our world premiere A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck is based upon an episode in playwright Eugene O’Neill’s life. I am … Continue reading

There Couldn’t Possibly Be a Better Place to Start Out

This blog is the first in a series of posts from patrons, volunteers, former interns, artists and staff discussing how Glimmerglass has enriched their lives. Please consider posting your own stories about how Glimmerglass has impacted you, and make a … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Connections in Connecticut

The family of Glimmerglass Board member Jim Barton has generously underwritten the new exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. A Child’s View: 19th-Century Paper Theaters features 32 examples from England, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Austria and the United … Continue reading