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Shop ’til You Drop…Locally

I’m a magazine reader, maybe because with my busy mom schedule I cannot seem to sit down and read more than five pages of a book…the same five pages I read last time, because it’s been so long since I … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

Glimmerglass is on the road again…but…not me In my last Traveling iPad (if you haven’t been receiving them, sign up here), I told you about my life on the “Acela/Amtrak Express Lane” — dashing to and fro between DC, NYC … Continue reading

Voigt Lessons in Boston

When Deborah Voigt joined us as our inaugural Artist in Residence in 2011, she performed as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, mentored our Young Artists, and premiered a one-woman show – Voigt Lessons. Now, she will premiere Voigt Lessons … Continue reading

Team Building

New productions originating from Glimmerglass have appeared on stages around the world. Through our production rentals program, opera and theater companies have access to innovative sets, costumes and projected titles by world-renowned designers. Our production department is currently preparing the … 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

Junk Set Wars!

You may have been wondering to what sort of “shenanigans,” I was referring in my last post. Well, wonder no more. I give you: Junk Set Wars! (In an announcer’s voice) At last the time has come, the annual showdown … Continue reading

A Quick Q&A with Ryan McKinny

Though the Dutchman of Wagner’s opera is doomed to roam the seas, Ryan McKinny, our guest artist performing in the role, has made a home for himself here at The Glimmerglass Festival, where he has made his company debut this … Continue reading

Stabat Mater: Countertenor Passions

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi never heard his masterpiece. It lived in his head, ideas germinating into complex dissonances, stories in rhythm, passages of coiled passion released into intense, personal reflection. At 26 years old, the composer died of tuberculosis, having just … Continue reading

Rules Made to be Broken

There is an old show business adage that says: “Never work with children or animals.” These performers are apt to behave unpredictably on the stage, and even if they perform to the “T,” they always steal the scene. For these … Continue reading

Free Time

Me: Hmm. What should I discuss in today’s blog post? I know! (calling off) Brother Maynard! Consult the book of armaments! (A man dressed in monk’s garb enters, carrying a sacred text.) B.M: (chanting) Pie iesu domine, dona eis requiem. … Continue reading