Glimmerglass Festival announces the 2022 season


The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2022 season, which will mark the 12th and final season of Artistic Director and General Francesca Zambello in her leadership role within the company.

The season will mark the return of the festival to its main hall after presenting last summer’s performances entirely outdoors as part of the aptly named “Glimmerglass on the Grass” festival.

The 2022 Festival will open with a production of “Rodgers & Hammerstein”The sound of music”, Initially planned for summer 2020.

Performance dates: July 8-August 15, 2022

by BizetCarmenWill feature a new production directed by 2022 artist-in-residence Denyce Graves.

Performance dates: July 16-August 21, 2022

The next production will be “Tenor to the sea” which will combine some of Rossini’s most spectacular music in a new comic opera with a book by famous playwright Ken Ludwig.

Performance dates: July 19-August 18, 2022

The next installment of Common Ground, the multi-year initiative of the Festival of New Commissioned Works, is a double programming by Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye “Remove the snakes” paired with the world premiere in one act “Holy Land,” by Damien Geter and Lila Palmer.

Performance dates: July 29-August 20, 2022

Kamala Sankaram’s youth opera “The jungle Book,»With a libretto by Kelley Rourke, will also be performed.

Performance dates: August 4-8, 2022

The season will also feature Denyce Graves reprising her role in an expanded version of “The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson”In a presentation of just two nights in August. Sandra Seaton’s piece with music by Carlos Simon celebrates the founder of the historic and revolutionary National Negro Opera Company and premiered in 2021 at Glimmerglass on the Grass.

Performance dates: August 15 & 16, 2022

The 2022 season of the Glimmerglass Festival will take place from July 8 to August 21 at the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York, and will be preceded by the release of the first two film works commissioned by the Festival: “The Knock” by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Deborah Brevoort and “On Trac I

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