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PORGY & BESS at The Glimmerglass Festival


7/8/2017 - 8/22/2017


The Glimmerglass Festival


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Porgy and Bess is an opera, first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin.

News About PORGY & BESS at The Glimmerglass Festival

CARMEN Announced at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 18, 2021

Opera Orlando welcomes an incredible cast representative of the rich culture of Haiti in the 1960s, as Georges Bizet's fiery masterwork Carmen takes the stage at Dr. Phillips Center on April 1 and 3.

Baritone Will Liverman Releases DREAMS OF A NEW DAY: Songs by Black Composers on Cedille Records
February 12, 2021

Today, baritone Will Liverman has released Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers with pianist Paul Sánchez on Cedille Records. Liverman says, “Right now, it is more important than ever to celebrate the contributions of Black composers, and I’m honored to give voice to the art songs on this album.'

Houston Grand Opera Announces Concert of Arias 2021 Finalists
January 18, 2021

Houston Grand Opera has announced the nine finalists for this year’s Concert of Arias, the 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, to be presented live from the Wortham Theater Center on February 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. CT.

Long Beach Opera Announces Three Programs For Fall 2020
September 16, 2020

While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered many performing arts organizations around the world, Long Beach Opera (LBO) has been industriously devising live innovative performance opportunities for both its artists and audiences. 

Tazewell Thompson Is Named Director Of Opera Studies At Manhattan School Of Music
August 10, 2020

Renowned international music conservatory Manhattan School of Music (MSM) announced today that acclaimed opera and theatre director Tazewell Thompson will join the School's Vocal Arts Division as Director of Opera Studies, effective immediately.

Atlanta Opera Announces Atlanta Opera Company Players
July 29, 2020

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Atlanta Opera to Premiere New SALOME Starring Jennifer Holloway
January 10, 2020

The Atlanta Opera will launch the new year with a new mainstage production of Salome, Richard Strauss's still unsettling 1905 take on Oscar Wilde's twisted biblical tale of incest, seduction and power (Jan 25, 28, 31; Feb 2).

The Glimmerglass Festival to Present Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
January 09, 2020

Grammy Award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens will perform in concert with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi at The Glimmerglass Festival on Tuesday, August 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Photo Flash: First Look at Corey Cott and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric
May 04, 2019

Lyric's new grand-scale coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece West Side Story opens tonight and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria. Additional lead casting includes Brett Thiele (Riff),Amanda Castro (Anita), Manuel Stark Santos (Bernardo), and Adam Soniak (Action). Performances run through June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29 and can be purchased at or by calling 312-827-5600.

VIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage
May 01, 2019

Jubilee is now on stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Check out video from the production below!

Washington National Opera Presents TOSCA
April 24, 2019

Puccini's story of the strong-willed diva returns to the Kennedy Center stage in WNO's Tosca, from May 11 25, 2019. Tickets start at $35.

NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House
March 28, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH), offers the thought-provoking comedy Native Gardens from playwright Karen Zacarias, to be performed April 27th - May 19th  in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.  The production is directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming, with a press opening Friday, May 3rd. 

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage
March 20, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson's inspirational a cappella music infused play, Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2019-20 HGO Studio Artists
March 12, 2019

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the three new singers and one new pianists for the 2019 20 HGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. Seven up-and-coming opera stars remain active in the HGO Studio as well for the 2019 20 season.

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL: BLUE
January 16, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Glimmerglass Festival: Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30pm.

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