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Carpentry: Last Call

So this is the last time I’ll talk about this project, I promise. The final part of the construction I want to mention is the trouble we ran into with those newel posts I described in my last entry. Here’s … Continue reading

We’re Excited about The Flying Dutchman – Are You?

The buzzword around the Glimmerglass production of The Flying Dutchman is “exciting.” From costume designer Erik Teague to lighting designer Mark McCullough to the stage operations interns who load scenery in and out of the theater, everyone is talking about … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Carpentry Pt. 2

I’m going to pick up where I left off last time, so if you missed the last entry I’ll let you go back and read it to catch up. In fact, I need to refresh my own memory … hold … Continue reading

Passion-ate about David Lang

More than 50 members of the Glimmerglass Festival family came out to the Cherry Valley Artworks Star Theater on a rainy Monday evening to see the final installment of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild’s annual Talking Opera series. Currently in the … Continue reading

Talking Wagner

Every seat in the Fenimore Art Museum’s auditorium was filled last Monday night for the Glimmerglass Opera Guild’s third installment of “Talking Opera,” the annual free seminar series. Previous speakers this year have included Joseph Colaneri speaking on Verdi and … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Carpentry Pt. 1

Well, now that I’ve told you about some of the wonderful world of rigging, let’s look at the other half of my job title: Carpentry. Oh, wait…still more rigging this week? Awesome. You know, I dreamed a dream in time … Continue reading

Intern Insights: Safety First

Hello and welcome back! It’s been a while, how’ve you been? Really? That’s good. So now that you have a feel for me and what I’m going to be doing here and writing about, let’s light this candle. But we’ll … Continue reading

Intern Insights

I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good family….wait…no that’s the wrong start. Sorry. Hello there. My name is Emmet, and I am one of the Carpentry/Rigging Interns for The Glimmerglass Festival in … Continue reading

Shipbuilding on stage

We got our first glimpses of the set for our original production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, directed by Francesca Zambello. Here, crew members are working on assembling the floor for the production on stage. It’s starting to resemble the … Continue reading

Tra la! It’s May!

It’s always fun arriving on our campus at about 1 p.m. in the spring. Everyone has left their respective buildings — costume shop, scene shop or administration building — to enjoy the sunshine during lunchtime. It really can be like … Continue reading