This new production is directed by NJ Agwuna and conducted by Joseph Colaneri. In this new storybook adaptation by Kelley Rourke, Eric Owens stars in the expanded role of Sarastro, inviting us into a timeless tale of love and wisdom.
Glimmerglass on the Grass
July 15 - August 17
This summer, we invite you to join us for a re-imagined festival in the safest, most ventilated space we could find: the great outdoors. On a new purpose-built stage, we will present 90-minute operas and concert events while you join us on your slice of the Festival lawn. Scroll below for more information on the shows you can see this summer.
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This journey around the globe through popular musical theater hits stars Isabel Leonard, William Burden, Alexandria Shiner, Michael Mayes and members of the Young Artists Program. Eric Sean Fogel directs and James Lowe conducts.
The Glimmerglass Festival presents a new adaptation of Offenbach’s La Périchole created by Eric Sean Fogel, James Lowe and Kelley Rourke, which moves the comedy’s action to New Orleans with new musical arrangement and orchestration by James Lowe in the style of 1920s jazz bands.
Conflicting stories about the past are at the heart of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, an epic tale of love and revenge. Latonia Moore and Gregory Kunde star as Leonora and Manrico, the fated lovers, alongside Raehann Bryce-Davis as Azucena and Michael Mayes as Count di Luna.
Gods and Mortals celebrates the work of Richard Wagner with selections from some of his most popular operas, including The Ring Cycle and Tannhäuser, as well as some of his lesser-known works like Die Feen (The Fairies).
The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson is a new play by Sandra Seaton with music contributed by Carlos Simon, celebrating the founder of the historic and groundbreaking National Negro Opera Company and starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in the title role.