|Opera Titan: Francesco Zambello leads the |
Glimmerglass Festival into its 40th Season.
(Photo: Claire McAdams)
Bader Ginsburg, back by popular demand; a recital by two good friends, outstanding performers on the Met roster, Eric Owens and tenor Lawrence Brownlee (widely admired for his fabulous coloratura singing); master classes by two famous divas, Deborah Voigt and Frederica von Stade; three performances of a new staging of Bernstein’s one-act Trouble in Tahiti; baseball-themed concerts at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; a children’s opera called Odyssey; and Showtalk lectures and discussions by eminent scholars and artists. There is always much to do at the Glimmerglass Festival, and in the words of music director Colaneri, 'everyone should experience the dialogue among these four operas,' which represent four centuries of operatic history and where we have the stories from two of the world’s greatest writers of all time, and diverse links to 18th-century culture. These operas are 'talking to each other.' Come to look and to listen. For more information, consult www.glimmerglass.org." [Source] Read the full commentary of Joseph Colaneri and Francesca Zambello by clicking here.