2022 Gala: Celebrating the Francesca Zambello Era

Christine Goerke & Isabel Leonard, co-hosts


Wednesday, April 6

The Metropolitan Club*
1 East 60th Street, NYC
*Proof of vaccination with photo I.D. required for entry
*Masks encouraged when not eating or drinking


6:00 PM · Cocktails
7:00 PM · Performances
8:00 PM · Dinner
9:30 PM · Dessert & Dancing


Tables of 10

Platinum Table | $25,000
Gold Table | $15,000


Single Tickets

Silver Ticket | $2,500
Bronze Ticket | $1,500
Young Glimmerglass Ticket | $500


Black tie or cocktail attire


To inquire about ticket availability or to request more information, please contact Amy Tompkins | (607) 547-0700 ext. 212 | atompkins@glimmerglass.org


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Please join us to celebrate the 2022 Festival and Francesca Zambello’s final season with the company.

Francesca joined the company 12 years ago with a grand vision to enliven Glimmerglass’ summer offerings with a full season of concerts, talks, second stage events and opera for youth, and to reimagine outreach with projects like the company’s now-renowned Attica initiative. She instituted an annual Artist in Residence from her distinguished contacts in the field  and expanded the Young Artists Program to include musical-theater singers/dancers, directors and composers, adding to the corps of emerging opera professionals. New works, classic fare with a twist, and innovative ways to experience art and ideas are her hallmark, along with a commitment to what Francesca calls “artistic citizenship,” making Glimmerglass a model of social responsibility in all aspects of its operations.


The Young Artists and Apprenticeship Programs

The Glimmerglass Young Artists Program is regarded as one of the finest in the country for emerging opera singers, musical theater performers, pianists, conductors and stage directors. Artists advance their skills by participating in the Festival’s acclaimed and wide-ranging seasonal repertory, while guided by prominent master teachers and the company’s annual Artist in Residence:
Deborah Voigt (2011), Eric Owens (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021), Julie and Nathan Gunn (2013), Christine Goerke (2014), Jay Hunter Morris (2016), William Burden (2017, 2020, 2021), John Corigliano (2019), Isabel Leonard (2020, 2021), and Denyce Graves and Kamala Sankaram (2022).
The Glimmerglass Festival has offered internships in all aspects of industry practice for decades. With a desire to offer a more inclusive, equitable and diverse experience for the next generation of theater professionals, the Festival has announced several changes and adjustments to its annual summer educational programming. With the generous support of Denise Littlefield Sobel, we bring you the Glimmerglass Apprenticeship Program, offering hourly paid summer apprenticeships in administration and theater production, furthering professional growth through practical training, personal mentorship, and a range of workshops and seminars across multiple disciplines.

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