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Nov. 12 2015

Glimmerglass Festival 11/21 and 11/28

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The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination for opera lovers and first-timers alike. The scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by myriad concerts, lectures, master classes and more.

In 2015, the company celebrates its 40th anniversary season!


11/21/15 – VERDI’S MACBETH – 1PM

In the first-ever Glimmerglass production of Verdi’s powerful Shakespearean drama, Artist in Residence Eric Owens makes his role debut as the title character; Melody Moore returns as his scheming wife.

“The Tragedy of Macbeth is one of Western civilization’s most iconic and powerful tales about blind ambition and hubris,” director Anne Bogart said. “William Shakespeare mined the story for its dark and powerful drama, charting the psychological and political effects of evil action.”

glimmerglass_macbethConductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Anne Bogart
Choreographer Barney O’Hanlon
Sets James Schuette
Costumes James Schuette and Beth Goldenberg
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

Macbeth Eric Owens
Banquo Soloman Howard
Lady Macbeth Melody Moore
Lady-in-Waiting Mithra Mastropierro*
Servant Nathan Milholin*
Malcolm Marco D. Cammarota*
Macduff Michael Brandenburg*
Assassin Derrell Acon*
Herald Hunter Enoch*
Doctor Nathan Milholin*
Apparition Vanessa Becerra*
Apparition Jasmine Habersham*
Apparition Rhys Lloyd Talbot*
Duncan Simon Carr-Ellison
Fleanzio Aiden Delany



Funny, fast-moving and philosophical, Bernstein’s take on Voltaire’s satirical novella includes such classic tunes as “The Best of All Possible Worlds” and “Glitter and Be Gay.”

“Leonard Bernstein was one of the most gifted and erudite musicians of our time, and his love of literature and wry comedy are exuberantly combined in Candide,” conductor Joseph Colaneri said. “I am always touched by the life-affirming themes and lessons of this effervescent and witty score that ring true from Voltaire’s 18th century right down to the present day.”

glimmerglass_candideConductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Francesca Zambello
Choreographer Eric Sean Fogel
Sets James Noone
Costumes Jennifer Moeller
Lighting Mark McCullough
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

Cunegonde Kathryn Lewek
The Old Lady Marietta Simpson
Baroness/Vanderdendur Cynthia Cook*
Candide Andrew Stenson
Martin/James Matthew Scollin*
Maximilian Christian Bowers*
Pangloss/Voltaire David Garrison
Paquette Kristen Choi*
Cacambo Andrew Maughan*
Grand Inquisitor/Governor Brad Raymond*
Baron Marco Cammarota*
Inquisitor Brian Vu*
Inquisitor Anthony Schneider*


Macbeth Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival
Candide Photo: Dory Schultz/The Glimmerglass Festival

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