Alice Busch Opera Theater | Photo: Karli Cadel

Alfred Hubay | Photo: Karli Cadel The Board and staff of The Glimmerglass Festival mourn the loss of our dear friend, Alfred F. Hubay. His love of opera brought him to the Metropolitan Opera, where he rose from usher to box office manager with a knack for projecting how a theater would sell— without a computer. In 1987, Al made a trip to Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and fortuitously heard about the opening of our opera house. It was that visit that welcomed him into the Glimmerglass family, with our former General Director Paul Kellogg enlisting him to the Board of Trustees, where he served for 31 years. In that time, Al provided guidance in all aspects of our work from marketing to programming; with his deep knowledge of repertory and emerging voices, he led the Music Policy Committee and helped establish our Young Artists Program. Behind his dapper bow ties, Al was a constant supporter of the Festival, from his engagement with the Board, to his caring and genuine conversations with our box office whenever he called to reserve his tickets. With his name affixed to our box office kiosk in front of the theater and a position as an Honorary Life Trustee, he will always hold a place in the Glimmerglass family and we will keep his memory alive for years to come.

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