“More Pies! More Hot Pies!”

When Sweeney Todd is falsely convicted of a crime, he is shipped to a distant penal colony in Australia. (If you have never read The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes I strongly suggest it; but I digress.) I remember eating … Continue reading

2015 Festival Reading

  THE STORIES Four of the operas presented by Glimmerglass this summer are based on works in the public domain. Readers can choose from a variety of editions and translations, both print and online, for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Voltaire’s Candide, and Homer’s The Odyssey.  … Continue reading

DETOUR…For a good cause

GREETINGS FROM “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD” I often think of Glimmerglass as the little engine in the classic children’s book, in our case, driven by a dream and powered by dedication, passion and generosity to achieve the unexpected. Like … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

Glimmerglass is on the road again…but…not me In my last Traveling iPad (if you haven’t been receiving them, sign up here), I told you about my life on the “Acela/Amtrak Express Lane” — dashing to and fro between DC, NYC … 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

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

Notes From Francesca: Around the Globe

This winter has been a busy season for me – with planning for the 2012 Glimmerglass Festival, and my new productions at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera Australia. My production of Show Boat runs through March 17, but I … 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

Notes From Francesca

I’m currently in Switzerland, directing a new production of Rebecca (which you can see on Broadway this coming spring), but as always I have Glimmerglass on the mind. So below is my list of recommended reading for the year leading … 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