The Glimmerglass Blog

Rachael’s Reflections: Oklahoma!

Guest blogger Rachael Powles joined the Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus last season; this year she returns as “Sam the Scribe” in Robin Hood. She is an incoming senior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is editor of her school newspaper as … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Porgy and Bess

Guest blogger Rachael Powles joined the Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus last season; this year she returns as “Sam the Scribe” in Robin Hood. She is an incoming senior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is editor of her school newspaper as … Continue reading

A Conversation with Pascal Archer

Pascal Archer is The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra’s new principal clarinetist after a season serving as acting principal in 2016. Outside of Glimmerglass, he is the founder and artistic director of the Exponential Ensemble, a mixed chamber music ensemble creating interactive … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Siege of Calais

Guest blogger Rachael Powles joined the Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus last season; this year she returns as “Sam the Scribe” in Robin Hood. She is an incoming senior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is editor of her school … Continue reading

A Conversation with Jessica Jahn

Jessica Jahn is the costume designer of the The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. She has designed costumes for three other productions at the Festival including last year’s The Crucible and Carousel in 2014. The Siege … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Emily Pogorelc

Soprano Emily Pogorelc returns to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer to sing the role of Romilda in our production of Handel’s Xerxes. Last summer Emily joined us in her Glimmerglass debut as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Berenice in Lost … Continue reading

The Siege of Calais – And Home

Below is an excerpt of an article written by Francesca Zambello that appeared in The Glimmerglass Festival’s newsletter, Fanfare, which is published twice annually as a benefit for National Council members, Camerata members and members of the Glimmerglass Festival Guild. … Continue reading

Youth Opera: Robin Hood

Kelley Rourke joins composer Ben Moore to write a brand-new opera for the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus. Below is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Glimmerglass Festival’s newsletter, Fanfare, which is published twice annually as a benefit for … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Chaz’men Williams-Ali

Tenor Chaz’men Williams-Ali returns to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer in the role of Giovanni d’Aire in Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. Williams-Ali made his Glimmerglass debut during the 2016 Festival as Giles Corey in The Crucible and Rodolfo (cover) … Continue reading

Quick Q&A: Mary Beth Nelson

Mezzo-soprano Mary Beth Nelson returns to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer after wrapping up a season at Tri-Cities Opera. She will sing the role of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg for the 2017 Festival. In 2016, we … Continue reading