Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Glimmerglass Opera 2016

Glimmerglass, almost first out of the gate, announced their summer 2016 season a while back. Here's what is planned for the main stage:

  • La Boheme, with Michael Brandenburg, Raquel Gonzalez, and Dale Travis
  • Sweeney Todd, with Greer Grimsley, Luretta Bybee, Patricia Schuman, and Peter Volpe
  • The Crucible, with Jamie Barton, Jay Hunter Morris, Brian Mulligan, and David Pittsinger
  • The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra), with Rachele Gilmore, Michele Angelini, Musa Ngqungwana, and Dale Travis
I've been curious about the Pulitzer-winning Crucible, by Robert Ward, for a long time, and that is one hell of a cast.

There's other fun in store, including a master class with Christine Goerke, an evening with Jay Hunter Morris, a recital by Jamie Barton, and a talk by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


CruzSF said...

Is The Thieving Magpie any good? That and The Crucible are the works I'm most interested in seeing.

Why isn't Robert Ward better remembered now, or played in the concert halls more often? His second symphony is beautiful.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I am completely ignorant on these subjects. I've never heard The Thieving Magpie other than the famous overture; I have never heard anything by Ward (but now I am going to check out that symphony).

What I do know about Ward is that he was on the Pulitzer music jury 16 times over a 50 year period.