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Throwback Thursday

Looking back to 1995 #40to40

  Once in a while the odd thing happens. Once in a while the dream comes true and the whole pattern of life is altered. Once in a while the moon turns blue.  ….and once in a while the sky … Continue reading

Spooky Shakespeare

“…bear in mind that there are three roles in [Macbeth] and three is all there can be: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the chorus of witches.”   (Giuseppe Verdi) The “weird sisters” who manipulate Macbeth to perform unspeakable deeds are but … 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

From the Archives

“It was very important for us in the beginning to sing in English to make the operas more approachable. I remember we felt we had really accomplished something when the janitor from the high school brought his family to see … Continue reading

Learn About Verdi’s Macbeth

Members of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, Tom Simpson and Abby Kreh Gibson, will discuss Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth one hour prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD screening of Verdi’s Macbeth at the Foothills Performing Arts Center on October 11, … Continue reading

Throwback Sunday: Young Artists Sing Bel Canto

This Sunday, August 17, the 2014 Glimmerglass Young Artists, having spent the summer performing music from the last 100 years, will go back in time to the nineteenth century to perform music of the bel canto masters, Rossini, Donizetti and … 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

Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

The artistic influence of the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival has melded with history at the Fenimore Art Museum for a series of collaborations. The museum features three complementary exhibits based on Madame Butterfly and An American Tragedy—operas that will appear on … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Christian Bowers

Meet baritone Christian Bowers, who will sing the role of Clyde Griffiths in Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy this summer. Clyde Griffiths is a small-town boy in pursuit of his idealized dreams. He makes a series of unfortunate choices, leading … Continue reading

Scout Day

The new Glimmerglass scout badges have arrived! In 2013, the company initiated Scout Day, inviting local scouting groups to attend a performance at a special rate. We encouraged members to represent their troop by wearing their uniform. Scout Day returns … Continue reading