Remembering Hugh Hardy

The Board and staff of The Glimmerglass Festival fondly remember architect and trustee Hugh Hardy, designer of our theater and Festival friend and advisor for more than 35 years. His unique opera theater design capitalized on the company’s rural surroundings … Continue reading

Hip-Hopera: Validation for a Hip-Hop Junkie

We are delighted to introduce our guest blogger Michelle Osterhoudt. Michelle is a mom, teacher, Oneonta City Council Member and social justice advocate. She also serves as Educational Chair of her local NAACP and listens to hip-hop music almost every day. … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: The Thieving Magpie

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival Although Rossini’s … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Wilde Tales

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. From The … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Opening Night

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. We had … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: Entertainment That Makes You Think

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. Imagine a … Continue reading

A Bird’s Eye View

This season the Glimmerglass audience will be greeted by an unusual guest as they make their way to the Alice Busch Opera Theater. A 15-foot-tall, 25-foot-long and 16-foot-wide bird made of rebar, cold pressed steel and wire stands tall at … Continue reading

Rachael’s Reflections: La bohème Rehearsal

Rachael Powles is an incoming junior at Sauquoit Valley High School, where she is co-editor of her school newspaper as well as an active member of the drama club. This is her first production with The Glimmerglass Festival. When I … Continue reading

Spotless Sets

As we build our scenery for this season’s performances of Sweeney Todd, special accommodations must be made for the amount of prop blood being used during the show. For easy cleanup, the set designer Andrew Holland has decided that laminate be applied to … Continue reading

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