Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 16 Glimmerglass: Annie Get Your Gun

Glimmerglass’s Annie Get Your Gun: Deborah Voigt descends from Valhalla and makes a hit on Broadway

The acclaimed Wagnerian soprano trades Brünnhilde’s spear for a rifle and places her mark on the legendary wisecracking sharpshooter, Annie Oakley

By David Abrams

It may be a stretch to argue that anything Ethel Merman can do Deborah Voigt can do better…

July 10 Glimmerglass: Medea

Alexandra Deshorties carves indelible image as the wily sorceress in Glimmerglass’s ‘Medea’

The Canadian soprano slinks around the stage and delivers a jaw-dropping vocal performance not likely to be forgotten anytime soon

By David Rubin

To open its 2011 season, the Glimmerglass Festival outside Cooperstown, New York offered two French operas with strong (and nasty) women…

July 2 Glimmerglass: Carmen

Glimmerglass Festival opens 2011 season with a satisfying and handsomely staged ‘Carmen’

Director Anne Bogart gives the listener more to watch than just the sultry cigarette girl, with buoyant stage action that eclipses most everything else in the production

By David Abrams

The 2011 Glimmerglass Festival (formerly Glimmerglass Opera) marks the first year of programming under Francesca Zambello, the iconoclastic opera director…