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Quick Q&A: Young Artist Kerriann Otaño

Kerriann Otaño comes to Glimmerglass from just a few hours downriver—Wading River, New York, that is—as a cover for the role of Roberta Alden in An American Tragedy. The soprano holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Mannes College The … Continue reading

Concert to Benefit Town of Springfield

The Glimmerglass Festival will host a Town of Springfield Appreciation Concert on Saturday, July 5, at 5 p.m. in the company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Springfield 4th of July Committee, which celebrates its 100th annual parade … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Chris Carr

Though he calls Iowa home, Chris Carr will find a new one on the Glimmerglass stage this summer as he understudies the lead role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel.  Carr will perform the role in performances on August 12 and … Continue reading

New Collaboration for Glimmerglass Festival and Kurt Weill Foundation

The Glimmerglass Festival and the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music have announced a new collaboration. The Foundation is undertaking an annual sponsorship of a Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Glimmerglass Young Artist, a talented emerging singer who has previously made the finals of … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Beth Lytwynec

You may remember Ilion native Beth Lytwynec from her time with us last summer as a 2013 Young Artist, covering the role of Mary in The Flying Dutchman and performing in concert with Eric Owens, as well as a special event … 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

OPERA-tion Arts Gallery Show

OPERA-tion Arts, our opera-inspired art show by area second graders, will be on display in Gallery A at the Cooperstown Art Association September 27 through October 25. There will be a complimentary opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on … Continue reading

Verdi’s Contemporaries at the Keyboard

Giuseppe Verdi enjoyed one of the longest careers of any composer of the nineteenth century, lasting from the premiere of his Oberto in 1839 to his death in 1901. The length of his career made him a contemporary of nearly … Continue reading

Mezzo and Mentor

The rural hush of Cherry Valley has been displaced, not by summer storms, but by the thundering and formidable voice of mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick. An internationally renowned opera star and a dedicated pedagogue, Zajick is teaching a series of master … Continue reading

Young Artists Perform Carmen

On August 5, members of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program (YAP) will perform their very own matinee performance of Carmen.  J’nai Bridges is covering the title role for the season, but this Friday, she will have her own moment in … Continue reading