The Glimmerglass Festival Celebrates Young Artists with GL!MMERATA, 4/10

Each summer, 40 emerging singers, pianists and stage directors and 60 production and arts administration interns arrive at The Glimmerglass Festival to be coached, trained and mentored by some of the world's finest talents and industry leaders. More than 1,500 students and recent graduates annually apply for the 100 positions.

The Young Artists Program has helped launch the careers of many singers, including Isabel Bayrakdarian, Sarah Coburn, Christine Goerke and Anthony Roth Costanzo. The Festival's production and administration internships provide the opportunity for young professionals and students to experience the fast-paced world of repertory opera and musical theater. Alumni of the Glimmerglass Internship Program work in esteemed theater and opera companies around the world.

Attire for GL!MMERATA is black tie or cocktail. Tickets range from $1,000 to $2,500; tables of 10 range from $10,000 to $25,000. For reservations and additional information, call The Glimmerglass Festival Development Department at (607) 547-0700 ext. 209. The Metropolitan Club is located at 1 East 60th Street.

The 2013 Glimmerglass Festival mainstage productions include Wagner's The Flying Dutchman; Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, featuring Artist in Residence Nathan Gunn; Verdi's King for a Day; and Passions, a double bill of David Lang's the little match girl passion and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. The productions will run in rotation July 6 through August 24 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. The mainstage productions will be supplemented by special performances, concerts and lectures throughout the season. Tickets start at just $26 and youth tickets (ages 6-18) start at $10 when accompanied by an adult. Call (607) 547-2255 or visit www.glimmerglass.org for tickets and additional information.




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