New in 2011 – Visiting scholars and artists meet to explore topics related to the Festival productions. Held prior to weekend mainstage performances – view our Festival Calendar for ShowTalk events.

$10/$5 for youths (18 and younger).

July 30, 10:00 a.m.

Fenimore Art Museum
5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 

A celebration of American art and artists. Learn more about two masters at the heart of two new American operas presented by the Glimmerglass Festival: painter Edward Hopper and playwright Eugene O'Neill. The morning also features a conversation with playwright Terrence McNally who collaborated with Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt on Voigt Lessons. 

Carol Troyen, Curator Emerita of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a noted expert on the works of Edward Hopper

Terrence McNally, award-winning playwright and librettist

Arthur and Barbara Gelb, authors of O’Neill: Life with Monte Cristo (2002), a definitive life of the playwright

August 6, 10:00 a.m.

Thaw Pavilion
7163 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326              

Spend a morning delving into the fascinating story of Medea as brought to life by Euripides and Cherubini. Talks by leading scholars will be interspersed with readings from the play and live performances of excerpts from the opera.

Gregory Nagy, Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies 

Peter Bloom, professor of music at Smith College 

August 13, 10:00 a.m.

Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Marshall Pynkoski and members of the Young Artists Program continue the company's tradition of exploring the Baroque repertory with a special French baroque program.

Jeanine Tesori, composer of A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck, will discuss her creative process and give an introduction to the music of this world premiere one-act opera 

Marshall Pynkoski, Artistic Director, Opera Atelier in Toronto

Anticipate an eclectic mix of cultural and critical perspectives on music, theater, art and ideas.”
– Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director