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Final Curtain

The 2010 Festival came to a close August 24 with a final production of Puccini’s Tosca. The four productions met with much acclaim – both from audience members and members of the press.   This summer, we sold more tickets … Continue reading

Summer Reading Series: Handel and His Singers

To commemorate this season’s production of Tolomeo, we suggest you pick up C. Steven LaRue’s Handel and His Singers: The Creation of the Royal Academy Operas, 1720–1728 (Clarendon Press, 1995). In this book, LaRue takes an in-depth look at the … Continue reading

Glimmerglass on WSKG

WSKG’s Bill Snyder and Greg Keeler joined us in mid-June to record several interviews with cast and creative team members of the 2010 productions. They met and spoke with Tosca‘s Lise Lindstrom and Adam Diegel and director Ned Canty. You … Continue reading

Tolomeo Opens this Sunday

Tonight is the final dress rehearsal for Handel’s Tolomeo before the production opens this Sunday. Here is some insight into the piece  from our company dramaturg, Kelley Rourke. The operas of George Frideric Handel have enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in recent … Continue reading

Glimmerglass Lighting Designer Nominated for Tony Award

Robert Wierzel, lighting designer for this summer’s The Tender Land and Tolomeo, has been nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for his lighting design for Fela! on Broadway. “I saw Fela! a couple of months ago, and the lighting totally … Continue reading

Plotting 2010

When preparing for a production, the scenery designs go through many drafts. The design isn’t necessarily changing, but it is put into new formats appropriate for different parties. For example, Director of Production Abby recently received drawing designs from 2010 … Continue reading

Anthony Roth Costanzo Soothes Our Cabin Fever

Every year since 2005, Glimmerglass Opera has collaborated with the Fenimore Art Museum and the Baseball Hall of Fame to sponsor the Cabin Fever Film Series. The film screenings are free and open to the public and run on Fridays in January … Continue reading