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Safety First

Seasonal staff has begun to arrive, which means the summer is almost upon us. This past Monday, we had about 20 people arrive, including our Costume Director, Technical Director, Props Artisans and Carpenters. Each Monday, we have orientation for the … Continue reading

Glimmerglass: Producing Opera and Saving Lives

Glimmerglass is known for many things: New and innovative productions. Performing little-known works. Picturesque campus. Unique theater. Top-notch safety program…?

Glimmerglass Opera is regarded as having one of the best safety-training programs in the industry. Continue reading

Where Should I Be Now?

Don’t you sometimes wish you had your own personal assistant to tell you where to be and when? Well, we kind of have that during the summer at Glimmerglass Opera. We have a lot going on, and for all of it … Continue reading

Plotting 2010

When preparing for a production, the scenery designs go through many drafts. The design isn’t necessarily changing, but it is put into new formats appropriate for different parties. For example, Director of Production Abby recently received drawing designs from 2010 … Continue reading

Wheat or Rye? Research for The Tender Land Scenery

Abby Rodd, Glimmerglass’s Director of Production, and Joel Morain (A/V Coordinator) traveled to The Farmers’ Museum, where Abby did some research on materials for the scenery of our 2010 production of The Tender Land. The Farmers’ Museum is one of the oldest rural … Continue reading

Gluck Goes to Atlanta

As referenced in previous posts, our production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice is on the move. The scenery and costumes from the production were loaded into a large truck on Saturday for transport to Atlanta, where they will be seen during The … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Opera Productions Live On

Glimmerglass Opera presents new productions every summer, but that doesn’t mean scenery and costumes don’t have a life after our original performances. We have a fairly extensive production rental program, which provides other opera and theater companies the opportunity to … Continue reading

Strike!

The 2009 Festival concluded today with La Traviata, but there is no rest for the weary. The company has already begun to strike scenery, costumes, lights, etc., preparing everything for storage or the next destination. This process will probably take the … Continue reading

Calling the Shots

Last week, E. Reed Fisher spoke with a group from Oneonta’s Center for Continued Adult Learning about his role as stage manager for La Traviata. He began by sharing the essential tools of the trade: a pen, clock and calendar, … Continue reading

Creating a World Onstage: Details, Details

Whether this season’s singers are performing their roles for the first time or the fifteenth, they’ve spent a lot of time studying them—before even arriving in Cooperstown. The same goes for the directors and designers, who have been planning the … Continue reading