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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

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

Food for Thought

The Glimmerglass Opera Guild is made up of 200 members who provide essential volunteer support to the Festival throughout the year, filling a variety of company needs through hospitality, fundraising  and education programs. This commitment of time, expertise and energy … Continue reading

Children’s Chorus Master Tracy Allen

Children’s Chorus Master Tracy Allen is as much a part of Glimmerglass’ past as she is a driving force of its future. Tracy’s relationship with the Festival began in 1986, a year before the opening of the Alice Busch Opera … Continue reading

Shop ’til You Drop…Locally

I’m a magazine reader, maybe because with my busy mom schedule I cannot seem to sit down and read more than five pages of a book…the same five pages I read last time, because it’s been so long since I … Continue reading

Voigt Lessons in Boston

When Deborah Voigt joined us as our inaugural Artist in Residence in 2011, she performed as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, mentored our Young Artists, and premiered a one-woman show – Voigt Lessons. Now, she will premiere Voigt Lessons … Continue reading