The Glimmerglass Blog

Hip-Hopera: Validation for a Hip-Hop Junkie

We are delighted to introduce our guest blogger Michelle Osterhoudt. Michelle is a mom, teacher, Oneonta City Council Member and social justice advocate. She also serves as Educational Chair of her local NAACP and listens to hip-hop music almost every day. … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Crucible

Rachael Powles, a first-year member of the Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus, is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club.  Arthur Miller’s Tony … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Thieving Magpie

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival Although Rossini’s … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Wilde Tales

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. From The … Continue reading

“The difference between speaking and singing is like the difference between walking and dancing.”

English diction coach Kathryn LaBouff has been helping singers communicate more clearly—and more beautifully—for more than three decades. She has prepared more than 300 opera productions, including a number of U.S. and world premieres, and she currently serves on the … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Opening Night

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. We had … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Entertainment That Makes You Think

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. Imagine a … Continue reading

A Bird’s Eye View

This season the Glimmerglass audience will be greeted by an unusual guest as they make their way to the Alice Busch Opera Theater. A 15-foot-tall, 25-foot-long and 16-foot-wide bird made of rebar, cold pressed steel and wire stands tall at … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: La bohème Rehearsal

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. When I … Continue reading

The Crucible: Time Travel

It’s impossible to put on an operatic version of The Crucible and not directly compare it to Arthur Miller’s timeless play. Directing this opera for the first time raises many questions for me. I love everything Arthur Miller ever wrote … Continue reading