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Glimmerglass Festival celebrates 40 years

ggfest40Glimmerglass Festival celebrates 40 years with a great lineup of performances this summer!

View the full announcement here.  Excerpt below.


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (July 7, 2014) -The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2015 Festival, which will celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.

The 2015 Festival will feature Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s Macbeth, Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica and Bernstein’sCandide. The productions will run in repertory in the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown July 10 through August 23. These mainstage offerings will be complemented by lectures, concerts and other special events.

“A beautiful garden has both unity and variety,” Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello said. “In planning our 40th anniversary season, I wanted to employ those same ideas. Our season will feature singular works from four centuries of operatic history, unified by strong musical values and intensely intimate theatrical experiences in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Along with many important debuts, the season will see the return of some of our most beloved artists from past seasons.”

Acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens will return as Artist in Residence, performing his role debut as Macbeth. As Artist in Residence, Owens will not only perform, but will work closely with members of the company’s Young Artists Program, the renowned apprenticeship for performers and directors. Owens earned critical acclaim for his performance as Stephen Kumalo in the 2012 Glimmerglass production of Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars.

2015 MainStage