2017 Programs

An Afternoon with Stephen Schwartz

Join the award-winning composer-lyricist of Godspell, Pippin and Wicked for an afternoon of stories and songs with Glimmerglass company members.

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Members of the Young Artists Program present songs, scenes and stories about people, places and things that signify home.

Ted Chapin in Conversation

Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers and Hammerstein, discusses the legacy of the team behind Oklahoma! and many other great American musicals. Members of the Young Artists Program offer selected excerpts as part of this presentation.

We Will Not be Silenced: Joseph Colaneri

Glimmerglass Festival Music Director Joseph Colaneri and members of the Young Artists present a program of songs celebrating the human spirit. Performances are paired with selected 2017 Syracuse University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program speaking about current movements for justice around the world.

Kip Cranna on the Enlightened Despot

In Handel’s Xerxes, one of the great empire builders of the ancient world meets his match in Romilda, a woman who refuses to bow to his advances. Dramaturg Kip Cranna speaks on “The Enlightened Despot: Handel and the Age of Reason,” and members of the Young Artists Program introduce similar characters from across the opera repertory.

Big Galut(e)

Big Galut(e) presents a dazzling variety of music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands: rare classics, rollicking Klezmer dances, sizzling tangos, heartfelt folk songs and Yiddish-flavored takes on classic opera.

Scalia/Ginsburg Program

Artist in Residence William Burden stars in this one-act comic opera by Derrick Wang inspired by the opinions of the Justices themselves.