The Glimmerglass Blog

Blood and Bubbles

Sweeney Todd is known for its award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim as well as its dark – and gruesome – themes. When Benjamin Barker is cruelly banished from London by the corrupt Judge Turpin, he returns as “Sweeney Todd,” and takes … Continue reading

“More Pies! More Hot Pies!”

When Sweeney Todd is falsely convicted of a crime, he is shipped to a distant penal colony in Australia. (If you have never read The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes I strongly suggest it; but I digress.) I remember eating … Continue reading

2016 Red Hot Gala

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2016 Red Hot Gala! The Wednesday night event took place at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan and raised funds for our Young Artist and Summer Internship programs. See more photos here. … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Raquel González

Former Young Artist Raquel González returns to Glimmerglass this summer to sing the role of Mimì in our new production of La bohème, after performing the role of First Lady in last summer’s The Magic Flute. She is currently a … Continue reading

Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr. (1933-2016)

We join the many friends, family and organizations that mourn the death of Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., who served as a member of the Glimmerglass Board of Trustees.  He was a great champion of artistic expression and environmental causes. He … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist Nicholas Nestorak

Nicholas Nestorak is no stranger to traveling for the sake of opera. The tenor, who makes his Glimmerglass debut this summer as Monostatos in The Magic Flute, just wrapped up a season with Palm Beach Opera as Parpigonol in La … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Young Artist So Young Park

Soprano So Young Park joins The Glimmerglass Festival for her debut at the Alice Busch Opera Theater as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. A native of Pusan, South Korea, Park graduated first in her class from Seoul National … Continue reading

Enchanted Spaces: The Wisdom Tree

The Glimmerglass Festival features an art installment on its campus every season which personifies elements and themes from one of the concurrent Festival productions. For our 40th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that set designer Troy Hourie has crafted … Continue reading

Literary Voices of Candide

Some of the great writers of the 20th century contributed to Leonard Bernstein’s musical version of Voltaire’s Candide, including Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur, John LaTouche, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim and Bernstein himself. This Saturday, join us at 4:30 in the Pavilion for a … Continue reading

Looking Back with Paul Kellogg #40to40

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Kellogg, who led Glimmerglass for nearly three decades. Paul moved to Cooperstown in 1975, the year the company staged its first performances in a local high school, and volunteered to … Continue reading