Glimmerglass Opera Guild
Welcome to the Glimmerglass Opera Guild
Welcome to the web site of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, a volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the renowned Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. On this site you will find information on our ongoing year-round activities. You will want to bookmark this page and check back often to keep up-to-date on our events and activities. If you are not a member and would like to join us, you can contact us by using the email link at the bottom of the page, or use membership form that you'll find in the Join the Guild section.
Don't miss the Glimmerglass Festival's display at the Cooperstown Art Association at 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. Drawings by area school second graders were inspired by the presentation of visuals and music from this past summer's operas. Brittany Lesavoy, the Festival's Public Relations Director, and June Dzialo, the Festival's Marketing Director, visited five schools and these delightful drawings are the result of their engagement with the classes. Also on display will be costumes from various opera productions, including the Cyclops costume from the youth opera The Odyessy.
The opening of the show is Friday evening, October 2, 5 - 7 pm. The show will run through October 30. Hours of the Cooperstown Art Association are: 11 - 4; Sunday 1 -4; Closed Tuesdays.
OVI Award for Project of Special Merit
GLIMMERGLASS OPERA GUILD RECEIVES PROJECT OF SPECIAL MERIT AWARD
Opera Volunteers International Bestows Coveted Award at Conference
In recognition of their efforts, Opera Volunteers International has honored the Glimmerglass Opera Guild for its special merit project, Talking Opera: A Look at the Background of the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcasts. Glimmerglass Opera Guild Board member Janet Potter accepted the Projects of Special Merit award at the OVI Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. on May 8th. The event was in conjunction with the 2015 OPERA America/Opera Volunteers International Conference.
Three years ago the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY began offering screenings of the Metropolitan Opera's HD Broadcasts. Although these broadcasts are not connected to the summer productions of the Festival, the Education Committee of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild saw this as a ripe opportunity to reach out to the community and offer educational insights on the history and artistry of each production of the metropolitan Opera. Opera Guild Board Member Janet Potter spearheaded this effort. She arranged for there to be a presentation before the screenings at the Foothills Performing Arts Center featuring Guild President and a Guild Board Member. These presentations have grown in attendance each time and have attracted new members to the Guild membership. By stepping outside just supporting productions of the opera company our Education Committee has helped to increase appreciation of the Opera art form and thus strengthen support of the opera festival as well. This project is an ongoing collaboration with the Foothills Performing Arts Center.
Announcements will help you stay up-to-date on current happenings of interest to Guild members.
Upcoming Events will give you a detailed listing of Guild events and activities both during the Festival season as well as throughout the year.
Join the Guild
Use our online form to join the Guild, renew your membership, or make a donation.