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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All live performances for summer 2020 have been canceled. Click for more information.

 

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Events

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Glimpse: Die Feen

September 3 | 5:30 p.m. EDT

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.

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Portrait of Alyson Cambridge. Photo: Enrique Vega Studio

Glimpse: From the Diary of Sally Hemings

August 27 | 5:30 p.m. EDT

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..

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Children onstage re-enacting Odysseus' journey | Photo: Karli Cadel

Glimpse: Odyssey

August 20 | 5:30 p.m. EDT

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.

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2020 Young Artist Showcase

August 15 | 5:30 p.m. EDT

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.

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Portrait of Sister Helen Prejean. Photo: Scott Langley

Town Hall: Sister Helen Prejean & Teresa A. Miller

August 13 | 5:30 p.m.

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.

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Glimpse: Rinaldo

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.

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A panel of four people sits in front of microphones on a stage. Photo: Karli Cadel

Town Hall: Never Again?

Join us for a discussion on how stories about our past can shape our future, featuring documentary filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Tana Ross.  

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Glimmerglass Lieder

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. 

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First Glimpse

This First Glimpse features Artistic Advisor Eric Owens, 2020 Artists in Residence Isabel Leonard and William Burden, soprano Alyson Cambridge, and more.

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Glimmerglass Glimpses

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