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

Notes From Francesca

Much of our season is based in literature and/or visual art – Carmen is based upon Prosper Mérimée’s novella and our world premiere A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck is based upon an episode in playwright Eugene O’Neill’s life. I am … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

The Signature Theatre recently officially opened the revival of Angels in America, the award-winning play by Tony Kushner. Tony is the librettist for our one-act, A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck, which will premiere at Glimmerglass this summer. The production at … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

I am currently in Washington DC rehearsing Salome with a wonderful cast. In addition to Deborah Voigt we have Daniel Sumegi, who last appeared at Glimmerglass in The Barber of Seville as Don Basilio in 2006. Here he plays John … 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

Notes From Francesca

This photo was taken at the library at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on July 23. This wonderful artists’ colony has welcomed the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Thornton Wilder. The four of us spent time … Continue reading

Notes from Francesca

Dear GG Friends: I am starting a blog to keep you updated on things that I am up to in Cooperstown as well as activities elsewhere. My official position as Artistic and General Director begins September 1, 2010, however, I … Continue reading