The Glimmerglass Blog

Glimmerglass Gets Involved: Race the Lake

On Saturday, the Glimmerglass team volunteered with a water station for the Race the Lake marathon. To kick off the race, Glimmerglass Young Artist Corrie Stallings sang the national anthem at the marathon’s starting line. The Festival crew offered water, Gatorade and words … 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

Lunch at the Fenners: Looking Back at 1985 #40to40

In 1985—one decade after its conception—Glimmerglass began site plans for a new opera theater to meet the demand of its growing popularity. The concept developed into what we now know as the Alice Busch Opera Theater. We had the privilege … Continue reading

Journey Through Glimmerglass History with #40to40

The Glimmerglass Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary of artistic collaboration, timeless summer performances and operatic innovation. Believe it or not, we are only 40 days from our opening night, and to celebrate our growth through the … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Isaac Selya

With the 2015 season springing into action, this year’s Young Artists are preparing to take on their roles in The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Cato in Utica  and Candide. Young Artist Isaac Selya will not be up on stage, but rather in the orchestra pit … Continue reading

Faith and the Flute

When we gather in the theater, we enact a ritual, we share stories, and we build community. The Glimmerglass production of The Magic Flute, which offers a Native perspective on a classic tale of enlightenment, offers a rich platform for us … Continue reading

Your Glimmerglass Visit

Now is the time to plump up your travel itinerary for your visit to The Glimmerglass Festival. Besides this summer’s mainstage productions of The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Candide, and Cato in Utica—and countless events—the Cooperstown region offers a host of activities … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Allegra De Vita

When Cato in Utica premieres on the Alice Busch Opera Theater stage July 18, Young Artist Allegra De Vita will take on the role of Fulvio. De Vita is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, and holds a Master of Music degree from … Continue reading

From the Archives: Glimmerglass for All Ages

“I was worried that I would look at people and be scared. But, really, the whole scene was just so big, and with everything going on, I really felt more like I was in church than on the stage.” -Allan … Continue reading

The 2015 Glimmerglass Festival Gala

The Glimmerglass Festival turns 40 this year, and the renowned summer opera company kicked off its anniversary celebrations with GL!MMERATA, its 2015 Spring Gala, April 8 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Hosted by Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello, … Continue reading