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Be Merry! Recommended Listening for the Holiday Season

In the spirit of the holiday season Glimmerglass staffers have offered up some of their favorite listening during this time of year. I sent out a call for favorites, which resulted in a staff-wide e-mail conversation about holiday music. The … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

While I am continuously working on the upcoming Glimmerglass season, I am simultaneously traveling and directing other works. If you are nearby, I hope you will stop to see one of the shows listed below. Better yet, leave me a … Continue reading

Cooking with Aida

Michelle Johnson, who joins Glimmerglass this summer in the title role of Aida, shared one of her favorite recipes with us, Black-Eyed Pea Casserole – just in time for Thanksgiving! Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 … Continue reading

ShowTalk: Spotlight on Medea

The artists on the stage of the Alice Busch Opera Theater get the lion’s share of attention each summer, but some of the most distinguished guests of our 2011 festival appear in more intimate venues. Our “ShowTalk” series gives a … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Daniele Rustioni

Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni will make his U.S. debut with The Glimmerglass Festival’s summer production of Medea. His recent engagements include Aida at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, L’occasione fa il ladro at La Scala, as well as La bohème … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

One of the most beautiful things about The Glimmerglass Festival’s location is its proximity to the lake. The Alice Busch Opera Theater is located on the northern end of Otesgo Lake, which James Fenimore Cooper referred to as “Glimmerglass” in his Leatherstocking Tales. … Continue reading

Now what? Housing & Transportation Keeps Truckin Along

 All Glimmerglass Opera employees, with the exception of orchestra members, are provided housing during their summer stay. Solidifying living spaces for close to 250 people is no small task. Glimmerglass has a Housing & Transportation Department (Director of Housing & … Continue reading