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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

The Kaleidoscope of Glimmerglass

The colorful blends and reflections of a kaleidoscope are now tucked into the sprawling lawns of the Glimmerglass campus. In referring to a “kaleidoscope,” however, I’m not suggesting the childhood toy of whimsical shapes and luminosities. A group of butterflies, … Continue reading

Photos: On Campus Now

The Glimmerglass Festival campus has come to life. Weekly orientations for incoming staff and interns are taking place, and our set and costume shops are in full swing. This summer we are building the scenery for all four productions in … Continue reading

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

2014 GL!MMERATA Gala

The Glimmerglass Festival held its annual 2014 Spring Gala, GL!MMERATA, on April 10 at the Metropolitan Club. Hosted by Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello, with Gala Chairs Patricia Chadwick and Nina Lesavoy, the event set a record, netting $600,000 in … Continue reading