“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

The LOUNGE kicks off with BLACKLIST on Saturday, June 11

The Glimmerglass “Lounge” series offers a variety of informal, intimate performances throughout the season, ranging from late-night cabarets to curated combinations of art song and readings. Arthur Miller was inspired to write The Crucible as he and many other artists came under … Continue reading

Spotless Sets

As we build our scenery for this season’s performances of Sweeney Todd, special accommodations must be made for the amount of prop blood being used during the show. For easy cleanup, the set designer Andrew Holland has decided that laminate be applied to … Continue reading

Looking back to 1995 #40to40

  Once in a while the odd thing happens. Once in a while the dream comes true and the whole pattern of life is altered. Once in a while the moon turns blue.  ….and once in a while the sky … Continue reading

Spooky Shakespeare

“…bear in mind that there are three roles in [Macbeth] and three is all there can be: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the chorus of witches.”   (Giuseppe Verdi) The “weird sisters” who manipulate Macbeth to perform unspeakable deeds are but … Continue reading

From the Archives: Farm to Stage

“I kid around saying it’s ‘America’s only opera house on a turkey farm.’ Because it was, of course… And the whole business of moving the doors and the whole romance of the site to see through the building and see … Continue reading

From the Archives

“It was very important for us in the beginning to sing in English to make the operas more approachable. I remember we felt we had really accomplished something when the janitor from the high school brought his family to see … Continue reading

Learn About Verdi’s Macbeth

Members of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, Tom Simpson and Abby Kreh Gibson, will discuss Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth one hour prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD screening of Verdi’s Macbeth at the Foothills Performing Arts Center on October 11, … Continue reading