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May 10, 2013

Talking Opera evokes enthusiasm for the season


Collaborations with area organizations have also expanded. The Glimmerglass Festival, Fenimore Art Museum and Hyde Hall are joining forces for “The Festival of American Romantics” inspired by Romantic composers, painters and writers.

The Fenimore Art Museum will offer a loan exhibition highlighting the Romantic landscape. The show is themed around the Hudson River School painters with works by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, among others. Also on exhibit will be a 30-painting loan exhibit featuring the works of the Wyeth family including Andrew, Jamie, N.C. and his two daughters Henriette and Carolyn.  

The ideals and ideas of the Romantic underscore the 2013 season repertory, according to Brittney Lesavoy, Glimmerglass Festival director of public relations. 

Literary works of the American romantics will be explored in the historic home of Hyde Hall during the Festival’s 2013 season. Authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Emily Dickinson, Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman will be presented in readings by writers and actors. 

For more information on the Glimmerglass Festival and performance dates and times, call the Box Office at 547-2255 or visit

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