We would be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to feature our wonderful Young Artists. The 2020 Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists have completed a comprehensive online six-week curriculum this summer, with extensive preparation for online auditions. We put together a robust educational program for our Young Artists (YAPs) virtually this summer from July 6 until August 13. The YAPs were able to participate in specialized classes, Q&A sessions, and individual coachings. Bill Burden and Isabel Leonard have been serving as Artists in Residence, coaching and mentoring YAPs, and participating in Q&A sessions. Guests for Q&A sessions have included Francesca Zambello, Joseph Colaneri, Eric Owens, Renee Fleming, Jeanine Tesori, Alyson Cambridge, Russell Thomas, Kenneth Kellogg, and Gayletha Nichols.

To culminate this engaging summer, the Young Artists have contributed to an end-of-season showcase. Join us on YouTube for the opportunity to view the performances our Young Artists recorded at the end of their summer intensive. You’ll hear works ranging from Die Walküre to Avenue Q, from Francesca da Rimini to Manon.

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The Glimmerglass Festival thanks the following Young Artists Program sponsors, who have made this summer’s education and programming possible:

General program support:
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Eugenia and David Ames
Jacqueline B. Mars

Anonymous, sponsor of Samuel White ● Dianne Balfour and Carl Adkins, sponsors of Peter Morgan and Stephanie Sanchez ● Jim and Nancy Barton, sponsors of Mary-Hollis Hundley ● Jeffrey P. Cunard and Mariko Ikehara, sponsors of Michael Pandolfo ● Wendy Curtis, sponsor of Anna Betka and Ashlee Lamar ● Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman, sponsors of Kamna Gupta ● Joel and Naomi Freedman, sponsors of Noragh Devlin ● Nellie and Robert Gipson, sponsors of Brad Bickhardt, Rachel Blaustein, Maire Therese Carmack, Antonio Cruz, and Haley Stamats ● Sherwin M. Goldman, sponsor of Ian Silverman ● Carla and Erika Hall, sponsors of Bin Yu Sanford and Kaley Karis Smith ● Mary K. Humfeld and Sonia Manganaro, sponsors of Khady Gueye ● John and Dolores Hunter, sponsors of Kanisha Feliciano ● Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant, sponsors of Armando Contreras ● Hon. And Mrs. M. Langhorn Keith, sponsors of Ian Burns ● Elizabeth Lemieux, sponsor of Tori Tedeschi Adams and Megan Vennell ● Gregory Long and Scott Newman, sponsors of Michael Sloan ● Ellen F. Marcus, sponsor of Aaron Jacob Keeney ● Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds, sponsors of Spencer Hamlin ● Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, sponsors of Andres Acosta, Quinn Bernegger, Carlos Cardenas, Sergio Martinez, and Seokho Park ● Melanie and David Niemiec, sponsors of Teresa Perrotta ● Nancy and Chip Northrup, sponsors of Ariana Warren ● Thomas C. Ragan, sponsor of Key’mon Murrah ● Pamela Reis, sponsor of Mia Athey ● Rona C. and Arthur E. Rosenbaum, sponsors of Jacob Ingbar ● Beth Sapery and Rosita Sarnoff, sponsors of Caitlin Gotimer ● Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo, sponsors of J. Bradley Baker ● Martin and Dagni Senzel, sponsors of Emily Misch and Alison Pogorelc ● Thomas Simpson, sponsor of Kameron Lopreore ● Patsy Smith, sponsor of Madison Hertel and Joshua Kring ● Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, sponsors of Nicolas Lell Benavides and Dmitry Glivinskiy ● Eugene and Jean Stark, sponsors of Lisa Marie Rogali and Katie Swainston ● Sally Susman and Robin Canter, sponsors of Allen Michael Jones ● Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Turner III, sponsors of Helen Huang ● Kara Unterberg, sponsor of Edwin Joseph ● The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, sponsor of Reilly Nelson ● Bill and Theda White, sponsors of Julia Wolcott ● Michael Young and Debra Raskin, sponsors of Chandler Johnson and Yvonne Trobe ● Jean Sincere Zambello Young Artist, Haley Ayers

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