Anne Ford-Coates has been principal designer of hair and makeup for Glimmerglass since 2007. She’s also Associate Director for Elsen Associates, resident hair and make-up designers to leading theaters and opera companies throughout North America. Recently, Anne designed Washington National Opera’s … Continue reading
Category Archives: Backstage
Walking around campus the last few days has been like walking out of a time machine, into the fervent buzz of late May. The sound of power tools fills the air, bringing a cacophony of whirs, clangs, thuds and metallic … Continue reading
Glimmerglass Opera has a history of bringing people together. Many couples still together today met while at Glimmerglass. I don’t believe Electrics staffer Hans and Electrics intern Lauren actually met at Glimmerglass, but we are thrilled to have had this wonderful … Continue reading
Saturdays in August can be particularly challenging and exciting for the Glimmerglass staff and crew. We run in rep, or rotation, which means Saturdays in August feature two different productions. For example, this Saturday we have The Tender Land at … Continue reading
The Brookwood School summer camp joined us this morning for a backstage tour. Pictures of the children exploring the theater are below.
Yesterday, we had close to 80 second graders from Cooperstown Central School join us on campus for a backstage tour, as part of a two-tier educational program offered to area schools. June and I worked with the students in … Continue reading
DeLisle Merrill, who will join Glimmerglass this summer as the Intern Costume Shopper, was recently announced as a national winner at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Merrill, who hails from Washington State, was awarded The Barbizon Award … Continue reading
Glimmerglass is known for many things: New and innovative productions. Performing little-known works. Picturesque campus. Unique theater. Top-notch safety program…?
Glimmerglass Opera is regarded as having one of the best safety-training programs in the industry. Continue reading
We’ve been throwing the term “strike” around in some of our recent online exchanges, and I’d like to apologize. Some concerned readers thought the use of “strike” meant we had a protest in effect! The word “strike,” in the theater world, refers to when … Continue reading
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!