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Quick Q&A: James Lowe

A native of Batavia, New York, who calls New York City home, James Lowe is a leading conductor of opera and musical theater. Lowe is currently conducting Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma!, and he recently served as the … Continue reading

Festival of the American Romantics kicks off May 19!

Sunday, May 19, marks the opening of The Festival of American Romantics, a collaboration between historic Hyde Hall, the Fenimore Art Museum, and The Glimmerglass Festival, a shared exhibition of period art, literature and music that explores the ideals of … Continue reading

Well Spent Wednesdays

On every Wednesday of each month, Alex and Ika Restaurant in Cooperstown donates 50 percent of its proceeds from all sales of house wine, draft beer and fountain beverages to a local non-profit. This May, Well Spent Wednesdays will support … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Andrew Wilkowske

Andrew Wilkowske, who sings the role of La Rocca in this summer’s King for a Day, is no stranger to Glimmerglass. He spent two summers (2005, 2006) as a Glimmerglass Young Artist. In recent years he  performed in the premieres … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

Upstate we are having our (hopefully) last snow of the season, and there is still ice on the lake. Our geese were perhaps a little optimistic! But even with snow, we are still celebrating spring. It is one week until … Continue reading

A Year of Snow, A Year of Plenty

With Nemo approaching Cooperstown, we’re reminded of the last blizzard we had here:

Dutchman Docks…

The Flying Dutchman will dock at The Glimmerglass Festival this summer, opening July 6. With Ryan McKinny at the helm as the Dutchman, the production is directed by Glimmerglass Festival Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello. “The production is inspired … Continue reading

It’s Good to be King!

We are preparing for the day single tickets go on sale (JANUARY 28!) with a series of posts focused on each of our mainstage productions. Here we focus on Verdi’s comic opera, King for a Day (Un giorno di regno), … Continue reading

Discover our Passions

Love and loss echo through two one-act operas this summer, with David Lang’s the little match girl passion and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Single tickets go on sale January 28 — just around the corner. Check out these preview videos about … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

First and foremost — THANK YOU! I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make 2012 a success. During our end-of-year fund drive I spoke to many of you while I was in rehearsals in Houston and … Continue reading