News Release



COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (July 26, 2011) – The role of Glauce in The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of Medea will now be sung by Glimmerglass Young Artist Jessica Stavros. Wendy Bryn Harmer, who has performed the role since Medea opened July 8, has withdrawn from the production due to illness.

Stavros may be seen as Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter in The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of Annie Get Your Gun and was a National Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is also a winner of the Wagner division of the 2011 Liederkranz Vocal Competition and is a Richard F. Gold Career Grant recipient. She has recently performed the roles of Mimì in La bohème and Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Music Academy of the West.

Medea features Alexandra Deshorties in the title role and David Pittsinger as King Creon. The production runs through August 16 in The Glimmerglass Festival’s Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. Visit for tickets and information.


The Glimmerglass Festival’s Young Artists Program was established in 1988. A training program for young singers, the program brings singers and accompanists in the first stages of their professional careers to study and perform in the creative and demanding atmosphere of Glimmerglass. Young Artists are chosen annually from more than 700 applicants. The three-month summer program focuses on education through performance, which comes from opportunities to cover and perform appropriate roles in mainstage productions and  perform in the company’s Meet Me at the Pavilion concert series. In addition to performing, Glimmerglass Young Artists receive musical coachings and attend classes and workshops in diction, acting, audition technique and role preparation.


Brittany Lesavoy
Director of Public Relations
The Glimmerglass Festival
(607) 547-0700 ext. 206