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Glimmerglass in NYC

The 2014 Festival starts in just three short months, but if you can’t wait a moment longer, join us in New York City for one of these exciting April events. Guggenheim Museum | Works & Process April 28 at 7:30 … Continue reading

What’s Your Favorite Route to Glimmerglass?

Audience members, staff, interns, and the artists themselves­­ – everyone has a favorite route to The Glimmerglass Festival.  Some travelers search out shortcuts, while others prefer to slow down and enjoy the scenery. The company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater is … Continue reading

Zambello’s Staging of Carmen to Premiere in 3D

Francesca Zambello’s 2006 Royal Opera House staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen will premiere in 3-D as the closing selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 6 and is scheduled to open in movie theaters around the world on … Continue reading

OPERA America in Conversation with Francesca Zambello

Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director, will speak at OPERA America  on Wednesday, November 10, as part of the service organization’s Making Connections series, a professional development series for opera artists.  Francesca will discuss her career and creative process with … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

The Signature Theatre recently officially opened the revival of Angels in America, the award-winning play by Tony Kushner. Tony is the librettist for our one-act, A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck, which will premiere at Glimmerglass this summer. The production at … Continue reading

Behind the scenes with Anne Ford-Coates and Deborah Voigt

Anne Ford-Coates has been principal designer of hair and makeup for Glimmerglass since 2007. She’s also Associate Director for Elsen Associates, resident hair and make-up designers  to leading theaters and opera companies throughout North America. Recently, Anne designed Washington National Opera’s … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

I am currently in Washington DC rehearsing Salome with a wonderful cast. In addition to Deborah Voigt we have Daniel Sumegi, who last appeared at Glimmerglass in The Barber of Seville as Don Basilio in 2006. Here he plays John … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

One of the most beautiful things about The Glimmerglass Festival’s location is its proximity to the lake. The Alice Busch Opera Theater is located on the northern end of Otesgo Lake, which James Fenimore Cooper referred to as “Glimmerglass” in his Leatherstocking Tales. … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

This photo was taken at the library at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on July 23. This wonderful artists’ colony has welcomed the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Thornton Wilder. The four of us spent time … Continue reading

Notes from Francesca

Dear GG Friends: I am starting a blog to keep you updated on things that I am up to in Cooperstown as well as activities elsewhere. My official position as Artistic and General Director begins September 1, 2010, however, I … Continue reading