The Glimmerglass Blog

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

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

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