Also on the calendar, members of the Young Artists Program will perform a concert of bel canto favorites Aug. 17 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. On Aug. 3 Young Artists will perform the principal roles in a special performance of “Madame Butterfly.”
ShowTalk is the company’s lecture series featuring discussions with scholars and artists paired with live performances by members of the Young Artists Program. These events will take place at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. As the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary, the company will partner with the Hall of Fame to explore the parallels of opera and baseball with a discussion by Emmy Award-winning Mark Schubin on Aug. 2. Other topics include composer Kyle Gann on 100 years of music on Aug. 9 alongside a discussion on “Crime & Punishment, Politics & Class in ‘An American Tragedy,’” as well as music director Joseph Colaneri on Puccini and John Julius Norwich on “Ariadne in Naxos” on Aug. 16.
The Meet Me at the Pavilion series will continue in 2014. With ticket prices ranging from $10 to $20, these brief cabaret-style performances occur throughout the summer in an intimate venue next to the mainstage and feature guest performers and Young Artists in programs titled “Gent’s Night Out,” “Ladies’ Night Out,” “100 Years of Music” and “75 Years of the Baseball Hall of Fame.” Free opportunities also abound with pre-show previews, backstage tours, question-and-answer sessions with the cast and the opportunity to watch changeovers, when the production crew changes the scenery from one show to the next.
The Festival will continue to collaborate with Fenimore Art Museum and historic Hyde Hall. More information will be announced in the coming months.
New subscriptions are on sale, and single tickets go on sale Jan. 27. Tickets to events are available to subscribers by calling the Box Office. For ticket prices and more information, call the Box Office at (607) 547-2255 or visit www.glimmerglass.org.