‘Big D’ energy ‘Big D’ energy

Only three years separate the creation of The Most Happy Fella (1956) and The Sound of Music (1959), but there’s a proverbial ocean between these two Golden Age musicals are being performed at prestigious festivals this summer.

on July 20, 2022 at 12:22 PM
Moody “Blue” Moody “Blue”

The Glimmerglass Festival premiered a searing examination of race, identity, and the fraught relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. Blue, with a score by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Tazewell Thompson.

on July 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
But Old Man River, he just keeps coming up roses But Old Man River, he just keeps coming up roses

Blackhurst replaces Christine Ebersole, whose commitments have changed this summer due to professional reasons.

on June 05, 2019 at 4:50 PM
Lakeside ‘Story’ Lakeside ‘Story’

Sunny, lakeside Cooperstown presents a peppy, exuberant, winning production of West Side Story, the musical.

on July 24, 2018 at 3:26 PM
A Frabjous Day: The Siege of Calais A Frabjous Day: The Siege of Calais

The turntable set looks much the same from any angle: gutted concrete tenements and perilous alleys, instantly recognizable as a scene of urban guerrilla mayhem.

on August 08, 2017 at 1:18 PM
Tree for the show Tree for the show

The late-mid 1730s were transitional years for Handel, to put it nicely.

on July 24, 2017 at 1:29 PM
“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece” “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece”

I have found myself truly bewildered by some of the online reviews of the Glimmerglass production of Verdi’s Macbeth.

on July 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM
“Senza rancor” “Senza rancor”

The winds of change sweep across the first post-9/11 issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine.

on April 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Busting out Busting out

June Anderson will make the transition into the “Anne Revere” segment of her career next summer when she sings the role of Elvira Griffiths in Tobias Picker‘s An American Tragedy at the Glimmerglass Festival.

on June 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Bass-barihunk Keith Miller has just canceled the remainder of his performances of his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen at the Glimmerglass Festival, citing “health reasons.” His first performance was last Saturday. No replacement casting has yet been announced for the remaining 14 performances through August 23. 

on July 07, 2011 at 5:20 PM