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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

Stabat Mater: Countertenor Passions

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi never heard his masterpiece. It lived in his head, ideas germinating into complex dissonances, stories in rhythm, passages of coiled passion released into intense, personal reflection. At 26 years old, the composer died of tuberculosis, having just … Continue reading

Rules Made to be Broken

There is an old show business adage that says: “Never work with children or animals.” These performers are apt to behave unpredictably on the stage, and even if they perform to the “T,” they always steal the scene. For these … Continue reading

Who’s that Lady?

She bounds on stage, an untamable exuberance radiating from her eyes and into the audiences, gently demanding attention. Her fiancé proposes, and she leaps into his arms before running offstage to tell her girlfriends. In less than thirty seconds, soprano … Continue reading

The Phantom in the Titles Booth

I am often mistaken for a computer. During nearly every performance at the Glimmerglass Festival, I sit high above the theater in the lighting booth, my eyes zooming between computer screen, music score, conductor’s hands and singers’ mouths, giving the … Continue reading

The King Laughs

The operas of Giuseppe Verdi aren’t exactly known for high scores on the laugh-o-meter. Nearly everyone of his operas ends in at least one death, and the characters that do survive are left with more than a few emotional scars. … Continue reading

from UN GIORNO DI REGNO to KING FOR A DAY

You’re about two-thirds of the way through the Sunday crossword, feeling pretty good about yourself, when you realize that an 11-letter-word, already anchoring seven other words, which in turn attach to other “solutions,” is a mistake. Time to get out … Continue reading

Tra la! It’s May!

It’s always fun arriving on our campus at about 1 p.m. in the spring. Everyone has left their respective buildings — costume shop, scene shop or administration building — to enjoy the sunshine during lunchtime. It really can be like … Continue reading

Well Spent Wednesdays

On every Wednesday of each month, Alex and Ika Restaurant in Cooperstown donates 50 percent of its proceeds from all sales of house wine, draft beer and fountain beverages to a local non-profit. This May, Well Spent Wednesdays will support … Continue reading

Whimsical Winter Reading

So, you’ve already read every Verdi and Wagner biography on the market in preparation for next summer – and a few out-of-print ones, too? Here are a few suggestions to set the mood for the fanciful and legendary side of … Continue reading