A Conversation with Jessica Jahn

Jessica Jahn is the costume designer of the The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. She has designed costumes for three other productions at the Festival including last year’s The Crucible and Carousel in 2014. The Siege … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Emily Pogorelc

Soprano Emily Pogorelc returns to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer to sing the role of Romilda in our production of Handel’s Xerxes. Last summer Emily joined us in her Glimmerglass debut as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Berenice in Lost … Continue reading

Youth Opera: Robin Hood

Kelley Rourke joins composer Ben Moore to write a brand-new opera for the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus. Below is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Glimmerglass Festival’s newsletter, Fanfare, which is published twice annually as a benefit for … Continue reading

2017 Gala: Handel to Hip Hop

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2017 Gala: Handel to Hip Hop! The Wednesday night event took place at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan and raised funds for our Young Artist and Summer Internship programs. All photos … Continue reading

Remembering Hugh Hardy

The Board and staff of The Glimmerglass Festival fondly remember architect and trustee Hugh Hardy, designer of our theater and Festival friend and advisor for more than 35 years. His unique opera theater design capitalized on the company’s rural surroundings … Continue reading

Hip-Hopera: Validation for a Hip-Hop Junkie

We are delighted to introduce our guest blogger Michelle Osterhoudt. Michelle is a mom, teacher, Oneonta City Council Member and social justice advocate. She also serves as Educational Chair of her local NAACP and listens to hip-hop music almost every day. … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Crucible

Rachael Powles, a first-year member of the Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus, 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.  Arthur Miller’s Tony … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Thieving Magpie

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 Although Rossini’s … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Wilde Tales

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. From The … Continue reading

“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