Press

The Glimmerglass Festival receives coverage from local and regional publications, such as The Freeman’s Journal and the Albany Times Union, as well as national and international publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Opera Canada and Financial Times. Feel free to peruse the press site for more information for your story, or contact us.

Communications Director
Brittany Lesavoy
(607) 547-0700 ext. 206
blesavoy@glimmerglass.org

Communications Manager
Sam Forehand
(607) 547-0700 ext. 224
sforehand@glimmerglass.org

Communications Coordinator
Caitlyn Syman
(607) 547-0700 ext. 205
csyman@glimmerglass.org

All Glimmerglass Festival announcements are posted as they are released. If you are interested in being added to our media mailing list, please contact Caitlyn Syman at csyman@glimmerglass.org.

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The Glimmerglass Festival has been featured by a wide array of news sources. Find recent news coverage and reviews organized by year below.

The Glimmerglass Festival has been featured by many news sources. Find a recent assortment below.

July 30, 2018 – Must-See Classical Concerts This August
David Patrick Stearns, WQXR

July 27, 2018 – Theater Talk: Lincoln Center and Glimmerglass (Opera) Festival are treasured summer destinations
Peter Hall & Anthony Chase, WBFO 88.7

July 25, 2018 – Escape the heat with opera at Santa Fe and Glimmerglass
Scott Cantrell, Dallas News

July 25, 2018 – Glimmerglass: Summer Opera in Cooperstown
Gary Tischler, Georgetowner

May 18, 2018 – The Glimmerglass Festival Gives Couples a Chance to Explore New York’s Farm Country & See the Opera All in One Day
Amber Brooks, DatingAdvice.com

August 2, 2017 – CNY native Ben Moore updates Robin Hood legend for Glimmerglass world premiere
Linda Loomis, The Syracuse Post Standard

July 31, 2017 – ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ coming to Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown
Jim Ehmke, NewsChannel 34 Binghamton

July 28, 2017 – Opera in Attica: Arias at a Maximum-Security Prison
Michael Cooper, The New York Times

July 28, 2017 – That time I went to prison with two pens, a non-spiral notebook and a camera
Marnie Eisenstadt, The Syracuse Post Standard

July 27, 2017 – Aria comes to Attica: An audience of convicted murderers, felons goes to the opera
Marnie Eisenstadt, The Syracuse Post Standard

July 20, 2017 – Young Artists take stage again
Josie Hovis, The Cooperstown Crier

July 6, 2017 – As Festival re-opens, economic impact grows
Josie Hovis, The Cooperstown Crier

August 3, 2015 – The Great American Bass-Baritone
Ioulex, The New Yorker

July 27, 2014 – Not quite Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass is a gamer
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

July 21, 2014 – Glimmerglass Season Preview
Editors, The New Yorker

September 1, 2013 – Women are the maestros of D.C.’s music world
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

April 7, 2013 – Corner Office: Francesca Zambello
Adam Bryant, The New York Times

December 23, 2012 – Colorblind Casting Widens Opera’s Options
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

August 6, 2012 – Goings On About Town
Editors, The New Yorker

June 2012 – Girls of Summer
Brian Kellow, Opera News

Festivals, 2011 – Francesca Gets Her Gun
George Loomis, Opera Magazine

FESTIVAL SEASON

Glimmerglass 2018: Sense and Centennials in the Field of Dreams.
Seth Lachterman, New York Arts

Classical Music: Exploring Diversity in Opera at Glimmerglass
William Robin, New York Times

Crossing Cultures, and Genres, at The Glimmerglass Festival
Joel Rozen, New York Times

The Glimmerglass Festival and ‘A Quiet Place’ Reviews
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal 

At Glimmerglass, Opera Staged With Infusion Of Youth
James L. Paulk, Classical Voice North America

From the Librarian by David Kent: Glimmerglass still does great operas, too
David Kent, The Cooperstown Crier

Several Solid Innings in Cooperstown
David Shengold, Gay City News

Glimmerglass Festival operas include a grim fairy tale and wartime horrors 
James MacKillop, Syracuse Times

West Side Story

West Side Story and The Cunning Little Vixen
David Sheward, Cultural Weekly, Arts in LA, theaterlife.com

Glimmerglass Festival puts the WOW in new ‘West Side Story’
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

Glimmerglass Notes by Josie Hovis: “West Side” is a timely choice for Glimmerglass Festival
Josie Hovis, The Cooperstown Crier

From the Librarian by David Kent: Library has ‘West Side Story’ options, too
David Kent, The Cooperstown Crier

BWW Review: The WEST SIDE of the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
Richard Sasanow, Broadway World

“West Side Story – Five Stars”
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Lakeside ‘Story’
Joel Rozen, Parterre

West Side Story Revisited 
George Loomis, The New Criterion

A Potent & Relevant Interpretation of Bernstein’s Classic Score
Matt Costello, Opera Wire

The Cunning Little Vixen

West Side Story and The Cunning Little Vixen
David Sheward, Cultural Weekly, Arts in LA, theaterlife.com

@GOpera’s ‘Vixen” a Menagerie of Movement, Sound & Talent
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

BWW Review: Glimmerglass VIXEN is a Cunning Take on a Moral Tale
Richard Sasanow, Broadway World

Lightning Strikes Twice — The Glimmerglass Festival’s Cunning Little Vixen Is a Winner
Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International

Review: The Cunning Little Vixen, opera for children at Glimmerglass Festival
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Glimmerglass’ ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ a thought-provoking, solid production
Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette

‘Cunning Little Vixen’ an enchanted visit to the woods at Glimmerglass
Joseph Dalton, Times Union

Eric Owens’ Forester the Highlight of Glimmerglass’ Cunning Little Vixen 
Edward Sava-Segal, Bachtrak

The Barber of Seville

@GOpera’s Sudsy ‘Barber’ is Molto Boffo
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

Musical magic out of the blue at Glimmerglass’ “Barber”
Joseph Dalton, Times Union

Glimmerglass Second Weekend
Joseph Dalton, Northeast Public Radio

Glimmerglass Festival’s Barber of Seville Achieves Lift Off and Soars
Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International

Silent Night

Futility of War Projected in @GOpera’s ‘Silent Night’
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

BWW Review: A Weekend in the Country at Glimmerglass Festival, Part One, SILENT NIGHT
Richard Sasanow, Broadway World

“In Silent Night war is ugly, music is beautiful”
Joseph Dalton, Times Union 

Futility of War Projected in @GOpera’s ‘Silent Night’
Gail Martin, Operatoony.com

PORGY AND BESS

Handsome and gripping “Porgy and Bess” at Glimmerglass
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

Can’t get any better than ‘Porgy and Bess’
David Kent, Cooperstown Crier

When God make cripple, He mean him to be lonely
David Browning, Taminophile

Opera at Glimmerglass Festival: Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ wows, big-time
Richard Carter, Blasting News

Glimmerglass Festival “Porgy and Bess”: Ngqungwana, Trevigne Lead Strong Cast for New Zambello Production
William Burnett, Opera Warhorses

Porgy Casts a Special Glow over Glimmerglass
Greg Hettmansberger, WhatGregSays

Rise Up Singing
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

‘Porgy and Bess’ Rises up Singing at Glimmerglass
Gale Martin, operatoonity.com

Go! To Glimmerglass
Bettina A. Norton, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Francesca Zambello’s Porgy and Bess successfully revived at Glimmerglass
Edward Sava-Segal, Bachtrack

Arias Rise To The Occasion At Glimmerglass
James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times

Porgy and Bess
James Karas, Reviews and Views

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Glimmerglass’ Porgy A Perfect Grand Opera Version
Robert Levine, Classics Today

OKLAHOMA!

Oklahoma: Okay!
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’
David Browning, Taminophile

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’ kicks up its heels
Richard Carter, Blasting News

Glimmerglass Festival’s Rip-Roaring “Oklahoma”
William Burnett, Opera Warhorses

Festival stages classic version of ‘Oklahoma!’
David Kent, Cooperstown Crier

Oklahoma!
James Karas, Reviews and Views

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

XERXES

Beautiful voices abound in “Xerxes”
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

High marks for ‘Calais,’ ‘Xerxes’ at Glimmerglass
Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette

Hitting the High Notes
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

Xerxes at Glimmerglass
David Browning, Taminophile

Händel’s ‘Xerxes’ bows in Cooperstown, a success
Richard Carter, Blasting News

An Elegantly Performed Glimmerglass Festival “Xerxes”
William Burnett, Opera Warhorses

Tree for the Show
Alex Baker, Parterre Box

‘Xerxes’ shows variety of opera features
David Kent, Cooperstown Crier

Xerxes
James Karas, Reviews and Views

Arias Rise To The Occasion At Glimmerglass
James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

THE SIEGE OF CALAIS

Cooperstown under siege!
David Browning, Taminophile

High marks for ‘Calais,’ ‘Xerxes’ at Glimmerglass
Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette

A Musically Appealing, Theatrically Arresting “Siege of Calais” Links Donizetti and Zambello
William Burnett, Opera Warhorses

Glimmerglass Festival gives U.S. premiere of Donizetti’s ‘Siege of Calais’
Richard Carter, Blasting News

War beautifully sung in “The Siege of Calais”
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

The Siege Of Calais: Francesca Zambello, Leah Crocetto & Aleks Romano Make A Great Case For Donizetti’s Forgotten Work
Francisco Salazar, Opera Wire

Glimmerglass presents amazing ‘Siege’
David Kent, Cooperstown Crier

Voices in ‘Siege’ Set Glimmerglass Stage Spinning
Gale Martin, operatoonity.com

Bel Canto, Bella Cantori
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

The Siege of Calais
James Karas, Reviews and Views

A Frabjous Day: The Siege of Calais
John Yohalem, Parterre Box

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Justice and Music
Paula DiPerna, Huffington Post

Donizetti rarity given American première at Glimmerglass
Gregory Moomjy, Bachtrack

AN AFTERNOON WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

Well, hello, Glimmerglass Festival! So nice to be back…
Gale Martin, operatoonity.com

SCALIA/GINSBURG

Opera Notes by Alexis Greene: Scalia/Ginsburg shouldn’t be missed
Alexis Greene, Cooperstown Crier

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

ROBIN HOOD

The New Faces of Opera
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Glimmerglass shows commitment to creative future
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

LA BOHÈME

“Bohème” is grand and traditional at Glimmerglass
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

Bohemian Grove, Bohemian Grotto
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

Shimmering “La bohème” opens Glimmerglass Festival
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

Glimmerglass Opera Festival’s “La bohème” is a fresh, emotional experience (Review)
Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post Standard

Young Love is center stage in bittersweet opera in “La bohème” opening at Glimmerglass July 8
Richard Carter, Blasting News

La bohème at Glimmerglass Festival
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Review: The Glimmerglass Festival Mounts a Youthful “La Boheme”
William Burnett, Opera War Horses

La bohème: Review of 2016 Glimmerglass Festival Production
James Karas, James Karas Reviews

A thief, a murderer, witches and starving artists invade Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Elizabeth Keill, tapinto.net

The Glimmerglass Festival Review: Blameless Witches and a Wicked Barber
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Witches! Thieves! Cutthroats! At Glimmerglass!
Charles Geyer, La Scena Musicale

La bohème
Michael Johnson, Concertonet.com

 

SWEENEY TODD

Review: “Sweeney Todd” @ Glimmerglass Festival, 7/9/16
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

Sweeney Antagonizes
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

Voices Carry Droll “Sweeney”
Gale Martin, Operatoonity.com

Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Glimmerglass
Nancy Salz, The Berkshire Review

“Sweeney Todd” and “The Crucible”: Not New, but Darkly Up-to-Date
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

Greer Grimsley and Luretta Bybee carry the show at Glimmerlgass Opera’s “Sweeney Todd”
Richard Carter, Blasting News

When Musicals Become Operas
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

Sweeney Todd at Glimmerglass Festival
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Not Playing It Safe at Glimmerglass
James Mackillop, Syracuse Newtimes

A Mortality Tale for Our Time
Paul de Quenoy, The New Criterion

Tuneful but Tame, Sweeney Update Lacks Sharp Edge
Barbara Jepsen, Classical Voice North America

Herbert Wolff Reviews “Sweeney Todd” At Glimmerglass
Herbert Wolff, WAMC

Glimmerglass Festival, 2016, Day 2: Words and music by Stephen Sondheim
Chuck Lavazzi, Stage Left St. Louis

Review: Greer Grimsley Stars in Christopher Alden’s Staging of “Sweeney Todd”
William Burnett, Opera War Horses

A thief, a murderer, witches and starving artists invade Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Elizabeth Keill, tapinto.net

Sweeney Todd: Review of 2016 Glimmerglass Festival Production
James Karas, James Karas Reviews

The Glimmerglass Festival Review: Blameless Witches and a Wicked Barber
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Witches! Thieves! Cutthroats! At Glimmerglass!
Charles Geyer, La Scena Musicale

At Glimmerglass Festival, what was old can sound new again
William Littler, The Toronto Star

Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
Michael Johnson, Concertonet.com


THE THIEVING MAGPIE

Words of a Feather
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

“The Thieving Magpie” sparkles at Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post Standard

The Glimmerglass Festival premieres Rossini’s “Thieving Magpie”-Feast for the Eyes and Ears
Richard Carter, Blasting News

The Thieving Magpie at Glimmerglass Festival
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Hilarious and Not, This Magpie Soars at Glimmerglass
Ken Keaton,  Classical Voice North America

Not Playing It Safe at Glimmerglass
James Mackillop, Syracuse Newtimes

Glimmerglass Festival, 2016, Day 1: A double dip of Rossini
Chuck Lavazzi, Stage Left St. Louis

Herbert Wolff Reviews “The Thieving Magpie” At Glimmerglass
Herbert Wolff, WAMC

Review: Gilmore, Angelini, Ngqungwana Take Flight in Rossini’s “Thieving Magpie” – Glimmerglass Festival
William Burnett, Opera War Horses

The Thieving Magpie: Review of 2016 Glimmerglass Festival Production
James Karas, James Karas Reviews

A thief, a murderer, witches and starving artists invade Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Elizabeth Keill, tapinto.net

The Glimmerglass Festival Review: Blameless Witches and a Wicked Barber
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Words and Birds: Jamie Barton in Recital and “The Thieving Magpie” at Glimmerglass
Harry Rose, Operateen

Witches! Thieves! Cutthroats! At Glimmerglass!
Charles Geyer, La Scena Musicale

La gazza ladra
Michael Johnson, Concertonet.com

Glimmerglass Festival 2016 – Opera for the Inner Birdwatcher…and the Rest of Us!
Seth Lachterman, New York Arts


THE CRUCIBLE

“The Crucible” at Glimmerglass Festival
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union

“Sweeney Todd” and “The Crucible”: Not New, but Darkly Up-to-Date
Zachary Woolf, The New York Times

When Musicals Become Operas
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

Glimmerglass Festival’s opera of the Salem witch trials is mesmerizing (Review)
Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post Standard

Glimmerglass Taps into Searing Core of Ward’s Crucible
Chuck Lavazzi, Classical Voice North America

The Crucible at Glimmerglass Festival
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene

Singing Suspicion
Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

Not Playing It Safe at Glimmerglass
James Mackillop, Syracuse Newtimes

Herbert Wolff Reviews “The Crucible” At Glimmerglass
Herbert Wolff, WAMC

Review: Mulligan, Barton, Zambello, Paiement Make the Case for “The Crucible”
William Burnett, Opera War Horses

The Crucible: Review of Outstanding 2016 Glimmerglass Festival Production
James Karas, James Karas Reviews

A thief, a murderer, witches and starving artists invade Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Elizabeth Keill, tapinto.net

The Glimmerglass Festival Review: Blameless Witches and a Wicked Barber
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Young Voices Shine in Glimmerglass Opera’s The Crucible
Edward Sava-Segal, Bachtrack

Witches! Thieves! Cutthroats! At Glimmerglass!
Charles Geyer, La Scena Musicale

At Glimmerglass Festival, what was old can sound new again
William Littler, The Toronto Star

Ward’s The Crucible
Michael Johnson, Concertonet.com

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2018

West Side Story

The Cunning Little Vixen

The Barber of Seville

Silent Night