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Christine Goerke: Back to Cooperstown

Christine Goerke has become one of the most important and influential singers in opera today.  Her career began as a Glimmerglass Young Artist (1993), and she returned to our festival for the title role in Iphigènie en Tauride in 1997, … Continue reading

Food for Thought

The Glimmerglass Opera Guild is made up of 200 members who provide essential volunteer support to the Festival throughout the year, filling a variety of company needs through hospitality, fundraising  and education programs. This commitment of time, expertise and energy … Continue reading

Children’s Chorus Master Tracy Allen

Children’s Chorus Master Tracy Allen is as much a part of Glimmerglass’ past as she is a driving force of its future. Tracy’s relationship with the Festival began in 1986, a year before the opening of the Alice Busch Opera … Continue reading

Casting Kids in Ariadne

Director Francesca Zambello is working with designer Troy Hourie to set our new production of Strauss’ Ariadne in Naxos in an Upstate New York country home, potentially complete with some farm animals. Goats and chickens are some of the animals that have … Continue reading

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