MUSIC│ Ben Morris
LIBRETTO│ Laura Fuentes
SUNG IN│ English
PROJECTED SUPERTITLES│ English
RUN TIME│ Approximately 1 hour
TICKETS│ $20 – Youth (12 and younger) Free
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY│ John R. & Joyce McC. Hupper Charitable Fund
FREE YOUTH TICKETS MADE POSSIBLE BY│ Zambello Gay Tribute Fund

Callista

Audrey

Frank

Milo

AMANDA SHERIFF TAYLOR-ALEXIS DUPONT HAYDEN SMITH GRANT JACKSON

 

FABIOLA

MAY

IVY CARTER

KYLE

LILLY GRADY GIALINA PLOUTZ ELIZABETH ECKEL ELIJAH GEBERS

MAggie

MAYA LACOPPOLA

Teen ensemble

CALEB CROWDER AVERY CROFT CALLUM TORREULLA JULIEANNA IGLESIAS
ANQI GENG SETON DAVIS FRALICK GENEVIEVE DELANOY MALENA BUTTERMANN

 

grandparent ensemble

CATE SPEED LEINHART ETHAN CHEN ANMO GENG ANAIS SUMMERS ROBIN
NADIA BUTTERMANN LAYLA BUTTERMANN KIAN GRADY

 

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The short story that our opera is based on, Rip Van Winkle, is an Americanized version of a German folktale written by Washington Irving. Born in 1783, Irving is recognized as one of America’s first great authors (he was born when America was only 7 years old!). Other than Rip Van Winkle, Irving is best known for his spooky tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which follows school teacher Ichabod Crane’s encounter with the headless horseman. Can you guess who else was a famous American author during the same time period? James Fenimore Cooper! Cooper’s father founded Cooperstown, and Cooper himself became famous for his novel The Leatherstocking Tales. The beauty of Upstate New York greatly influenced both Irving and Cooper, and most of their stories take place right where The Glimmerglass Festival lives.

Have you ever wondered how opera gets made? Click HERE for a sneak peek behind the scenes of this opera in-the-making, meet the creators, and learn more about what inspired them to create a modern riff on this beloved story. 

Cast

Artistic Team

‡ member of the Young Artists Program

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