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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

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

Intern Insights, Part Deux

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to the world of The Glimmerglass Festival. For those of you who remember me from last year, I congratulate you on being one of the four people who read my blog last year! For the vast majority … Continue reading

Marathon Water Station

The Clark Sports Center held its first annual Race the Lake marathon on Saturday, June 14, and members of The Glimmerglass Festival were there to support the runners with a water station and chalk messages written across Highway 80. Though … 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

Ariadne in Naxos: Unplugged

As the backbone of a show’s visual aesthetic, design is a crucial part of an opera production. On Thursday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m., Glimmerglass Festival designers Troy Hourie and Erik Teague will discuss their roles in the company’s summer … Continue reading