Woman crouches down in front of scenery in the 2019 production of The Ghosts of Versailles.

And now…for the movie! Unless you are brand new to Glimmerglass, you will know that we performed our stunning production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at the Royal Opera in Versailles in December, as part of that theater’s 250th anniversary celebration. We were very fortunate that a group of devoted benefactors got together to underwrite a video recording of it, which we are delighted to connect you with here. Because this was made for French television, you will see that the subtitles for this English language opera are in French. We thank Paul Sekhri and Mark Gude, Carll Tucker and Jane Quinn, Ann Ziff and anonymous (2) for making this recording possible. Our stellar cast — comprised entirely of Glimmerglass Young Artists — is magnificent. The video is beautifully made, and we hope you will enjoy it.

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You may be wondering… 
What exactly is Francesca’s Traveling iPad? If you’re new to our e-newsletters, welcome; if you’re not new and have wondered about these monthly emails from The Glimmerglass Festival, let us explain. The Traveling iPad series is a travelogue from Francesca Zambello, Glimmerglass’ Artistic & General Director. Francesca takes us on her adventures directing operas around the world and writes on topics ranging from the arts to the history of places she travels and other anecdotes, closing each e-mail with a delicious recipe for you to try at home. We hope you enjoy these e-mails, and that they offer a glimpse into the artist at the helm of our organization.

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