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“Carousel” Designer Crafts Attire for the Ages

The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2014 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel takes audiences back more than a century to 1873. A large part of this theatrical time travel is dependent on not only the set characterizations, but in large part what is … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Celebrates Independence Day at Springfield Parade

The annual Springfield 4th of July Parade celebrated its 100th year on Friday, and Glimmerglass was there to take part in the festivities. Part of the parade lineup, the Festival’s float held members of the Glimmerglass orchestra, who played patriotic … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Portico Crown Molding

Have you ever had that project at work where everything seems to go against you? The plan isn’t helping, your brain is playing tricks on you, it’s taking more time than it should, and basically, the odds aren’t in your … Continue reading

Lights, Action, Ariadne!

In a barn in Naxos, New York, a prima donna sings the title role in a new opera seria, Ariadne. Rising from the bales of hay, Ariadne steps to the lip of the stage. With her arms flung wide in … Continue reading

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

A New York Tragedy: Part I

On July 11, 1906, the body of 20-year-old Grace Brown was dragged from the bottom of Big Moose Lake in Herkimer County, 100 miles and 100 years from the debut of the revised version of Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer’s … Continue reading

Avery Schneider: Goat Master

Chopin, a young but promising performer, will scamper into the limelight next month with the July 19 opening of Ariadne in Naxos. Just weeks old, the Oberhasli goat will share the stage with performers several years older than him, even … 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

Fenimore Art Museum Exhibits

The artistic influence of the 2014 Glimmerglass Festival has melded with history at the Fenimore Art Museum for a series of collaborations. The museum features three complementary exhibits based on Madame Butterfly and An American Tragedy—operas that will appear on … Continue reading