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A Bullet Straight to the Heart: The Real Story of Frank Butler and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was a self-made woman who overcame a horrible childhood, made a name for herself in man’s world – the world of shooting—and became one of America’s greatest cultural icons. Irving Berlin immortalized her story with his musical Annie … Continue reading

Deborah Voigt to Discuss Annie Get Your Gun

Soprano Deborah Voigt will be interviewed by radio host Nimet Habachy at the Metropolitan Museum’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at 6 p.m. tomorrow, May 10.    The interview will cover Voigt’s great success in the Met’s new production of Die Walküre and her upcoming … Continue reading

Designing Annie Get Your Gun

Court Watson designs sets and costumes for our upcoming production of Annie Get Your Gun, which will feature leading dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt as Annie. Court’s designs have most recently been seen at Salzburger Landestheater, Ford’s Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre … Continue reading

Gunslingin’ Soprano

Deborah Voigt will have had her fair share of on-stage gun handling leading up to her role as Annie Oakley this summer thanks to her recent appearances as Minnie, Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West. Minnie is a poker-playin’, motherly … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca: Shout Out

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet many of our Syracuse friends when I attended The Met: Live in HD broadcast at Carousel Center. The Glimmerglass Festival is now a proud partner with the Met’s Live in HD series, so in … Continue reading

Where has this opera been all my life?

“So, how’s the piece?” It’s a question I get a lot, often accompanied by a skeptical look, since I tend to work on plenty of oddball repertoire. Some people are more blunt: “Why are they doing that?” Conventional wisdom holds … Continue reading

Irving Berlin: A Daughter’s Memoir

Irving Berlin got his songwriting start as a lyricist, not a tunesmith. (He quickly realized, however, that he wouldn’t have to share royalties if he also wrote his own melodies.) His extraordinary verbal facility was legendary–he solved  ”impossible” rhymes for … Continue reading

Behind the scenes with Anne Ford-Coates and Deborah Voigt

Anne Ford-Coates has been principal designer of hair and makeup for Glimmerglass since 2007. She’s also Associate Director for Elsen Associates, resident hair and make-up designers  to leading theaters and opera companies throughout North America. Recently, Anne designed Washington National Opera’s … Continue reading

What I’m Reading: American Popular Song

Not too many people know the name Alec Wilder today. Even in his own time, the eccentric, itinerant, self-educated scholar of American song (among other subjects) never quite caught on in the popular imagination. Perhaps he was too difficult to … Continue reading

Voigt: Brünnhilde to Annie Oakley

Deborah Voigt makes several notable debuts this year, including her performances as Annie in next summer’s new production of  Annie Get Your Gun. Prior to that in April, Voigt takes on the role of Brünnhilde for the first time in Robert … Continue reading