The Siege of Calais – And Home

Below is an excerpt of an article written by Francesca Zambello that appeared in The Glimmerglass Festival’s newsletter, Fanfare, which is published twice annually as a benefit for National Council members, Camerata members and members of the Glimmerglass Festival Guild. … Continue reading

Building a homeland

We have begun building the set for our 2017 production of Oklahoma! It is designed by Eugene Lee of Saturday Night Live fame — he’s their production designer; he has also won three Tony Awards (for Candide, Sweeney Todd and … Continue reading

DETOUR…For a good cause

GREETINGS FROM “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD” I often think of Glimmerglass as the little engine in the classic children’s book, in our case, driven by a dream and powered by dedication, passion and generosity to achieve the unexpected. Like … Continue reading

Glimmerglass in NYC

The 2014 Festival starts in just three short months, but if you can’t wait a moment longer, join us in New York City for one of these exciting April events. Guggenheim Museum | Works & Process April 28 at 7:30 … Continue reading

What’s Your Favorite Route to Glimmerglass?

Audience members, staff, interns, and the artists themselves­­ – everyone has a favorite route to The Glimmerglass Festival.  Some travelers search out shortcuts, while others prefer to slow down and enjoy the scenery. The company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater is … Continue reading

Zambello’s Staging of Carmen to Premiere in 3D

Francesca Zambello’s 2006 Royal Opera House staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen will premiere in 3-D as the closing selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 6 and is scheduled to open in movie theaters around the world on … Continue reading

OPERA America in Conversation with Francesca Zambello

Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director, will speak at OPERA America  on Wednesday, November 10, as part of the service organization’s Making Connections series, a professional development series for opera artists.  Francesca will discuss her career and creative process with … 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

Behind the scenes with Anne Ford-Coates and Deborah Voigt

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

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