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Busy Month for Box Office

If you subscribed to Glimmerglass in 2012 and haven’t yet renewed, you may receive a phone call from our Box Office team – Merritt and Wesley – with a friendly reminder about the upcoming renewal deadline of Friday, November 16. … Continue reading

Election Day

This is a photo from our 1998 production of Virgil Thomson’s “The Mother of Us All,” which is based upon Susan B. Anthony’s life.  Reminiscing about this production always makes us feel patriotic. The production was conducted by Stewart Robertson, … Continue reading

Family Photo

About 25 people make up our year-round staff — that’s including Blue, sitting in the front row. In the summer, our family grows to more than 300, and still we are a close-knit group. I gathered everyone for a quick … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Brings “The Music Man” to Oman

Come October, The Glimmerglass Festival brings its acclaimed production of The Music Man to Oman, a country located on the Arab peninsula between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.  The recently-established Royal Opera House in Muscat, the capital city, will … Continue reading

Saturday ShowTalk: Egyptian Tombs and a Radio Play

At this point, I’m not spilling any secrets when I write that our 2012 AIDA production has neither pachyderms nor pyramids. I don’t much mind that these expected elements don’t appear onstage: I know I can enjoy Elizabeth Schoonmaker’s spectacular … Continue reading

From Lucia to Marian Paroo

Not-so-gently informed by my chorus teacher that Josh Groban is NOT an opera singer (how I would school my 14-year-old self now!), I’m on a mission to discover what real opera is. Despite my family’s proximity to New York City … Continue reading

Eckstine by Owens

  On Friday, July 27, the majesty and grandeur of the Alice Busch Opera Theater was transformed by the intimacy and casual elegance of the music of Billy Eckstine, sung by 2012 Artist in Residence Eric Owens. Just hours before … Continue reading

Stars, Gold, and Tin: Unearthing Kurt Weill

For this summer’s production of Lost in the Stars at The Glimmerglass Festival, director Tazewell Thompson and conductor John DeMain are including two songs that were written and orchestrated by Kurt Weill but were cut before the piece opened on … Continue reading

Lost in the Stars: From Darkness to Light

Following his success with Street Scene, a work that challenges the traditional views that divide opera from musical theater, Kurt Weill wanted to write something to reflect the tragedy of racism in post-World War II America. It was Mrs. Dorothy … Continue reading

A Triumphal March—the Glimmerglass Way

Verdi’s Aida is often thought of as a grand spectacle, and in the past few months, fans have repeatedly asked one thing about this summer’s production: will there be elephants? Well, the elephants have arrived. There won’t be any live … Continue reading