Join us for a discussion on how stories about our past can shape our future, featuring documentary filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Tana Ross.
July - August
Glimmerglass Glimpses is a series of summer offerings celebrating song, story, and community — from the safety of home.
A new Glimpse will be released Thursdays in July and August at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
Stay tuned for special guests, performances, and Town Halls. For more information on upcoming events, scroll below.
We look forward to sharing Glimmerglass with you!
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Check out Glimmerglass Glimpses, our online summer series
Join us for our final Glimpse: The Fairies, a fantasia on Wagner’s Die Feen, featuring soprano Alexandria Shiner and tenor Ian Koziara, with animations by S. Katy Tucker.
Join us for a Glimpse from From the Diary of Sally Hemings, sung by soprano Alyson Cambridge with piano by Djordje Nesic. This dramatic song cycle by William Bolcom and Sandra Seaton imagines the experience of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson, through fictional diary entries. Sung in first person with piano, the piece tells Hemings’ story from age 9 until Jefferson’s death. A story of love, conflict and profound depth, this is sure to be a powerful performance..
Join us this for a Glimpse of Glimmerglass’ youth opera program with the first youth opera commission — Odyssey. In Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s operatic rendition, stories of Odysseus and his faithful wife, Penelope, are given new life. Action-packed, colorful, and just plain fun, Odyssey played to standing-room crowds in its 2015 premiere. This 2018 revival brings the same electric energy and a sneak peek inside one of Glimmerglass’ hidden gems.
The 2020 Young Artists were offered a comprehensive six-week curriculum online this summer, which included extensive preparation for online auditions. On August 15 at 5:30 p.m. EDT, you have a chance to view the performances our Young Artists recorded at the end of their summer intensive. You’ll hear works ranging from Die Walküre to Avenue Q, from Francesca da Rimini to Manon.
Join us for a Virtual Town Hall featuring Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking, and Teresa A. Miller, Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer for The State University of New York (SUNY) and criminal procedure specialist.
Handel’s Rinaldo, originally scheduled for the 2020 Festival, tells a tale of love and heroism. This Glimpse features the aria “Sorge nel petto,” a moment of quiet and introspection against the backdrop of an epic battle.
A glimpse of the world premiere youth opera, The Jungle Book, by Kamala Sankaram and Kelley Rourke.
Glimmerglass Lieder, a short film from bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and Keep the Music Going Productions, showcases Schubert Lieder against the stunning backdrop of Otsego County and the Festival campus.
This First Glimpse features Artistic Advisor Eric Owens, 2020 Artists in Residence Isabel Leonard and William Burden, soprano Alyson Cambridge, and more.
This Virtual Town Hall discusses how the opera industry and arts organizations can work toward a more inclusive environment for Black artists, technicians and staff members.