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


The 2009 Festival concluded today with La Traviata, but there is no rest for the weary. The company has already begun to strike scenery, costumes, lights, etc., preparing everything for storage or the next destination. This process will probably take the … Continue reading

Backstage at The Consul

R.B. Schlather, The Consul Assistant Director, took a camera backstage during one of the performances, capturing singers before and during the performance. Check it out!

Get to Know…Alison Bates

Young American Artist Alison Bates is in her first year with Glimmerglass Opera. She is covering (or understuding) Violetta in La Traviata and Anna Gomez in The Consul.   GGO: What are you looking forward to most about your time at Glimmerglass … Continue reading

La Cenerentola Cover Run

Last night was the La Cenerentola cover run-thru. During this rehearsal, Young American Artists who are covering (or understudying) principal roles have the opportunity to perform the entire opera onstage with the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. Assistant conductor Jonathan Kelly conducted.  Photography Intern Peyton … Continue reading

Intern Picnic

Each summer, Glimmerglass hires some seventy interns to assist in various aspects of production, administration and artistic administration. This year, the Glimmerglass Opera National Council, which often underwrites a specific production, voted to support the internship program. Monday night, the … Continue reading

Thoughts from David Angus

Last Tuesday, Oneonta’s Center for Continued Adult Learning listened while David Angus spoke about his responsibilities as Music Director. Although some conductors will be absent during the staging of an opera, Angus described his fascination with the progression of an … Continue reading

La Traviata in One Minute

Not sure if you can sit through an almost three hour opera? Check out this one minute preview:

A La Cenerentola Sneak Peek

La Cenerentola opens today at 2 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek from the dress rehearsal.

Mary Dunleavy Masterclass

On Friday afternoon, four Young American Artists, accompanied by pianist Jonathan Kelly, sang at a master class with Mary Dunleavy, the festival’s Violetta in La Traviata. Open to the public, the class was held at the Fenimore Art Museum in … Continue reading