GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL Annual Report
Photos: Karli Cadel, Connor Lange, Christopher Moore, Joel Morain, Abby Rodd, Francesca Zambello
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL 2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND LEADERSHIP HONORARY CHAIRMAN Peter Duchin
OFFICERS Robert Nelson, CHAIRMAN Wendy Curtis, PRESIDENT Edward L . Turner, VICE-CHAIRMAN Jean Stark, VICE-PRESIDENT Mark Villamar, TREASURER Erna Morgan McReynolds, SECRETARY
James Barton Patricia Chadwick Nellie Gipson Sherwin M. Goldman Mrs. John R. Hupper Gregory Long James C. Miles Thomas C. Ragan Elisabeth A . Sapery Robert B. Schlather Michael Sekus Martin Senzel Senator James L . Seward Thomas Simpson Ted Snowdon Kara Unterberg Michael Young
William Goodenough1 Mary Margaret Kuhn2 Sage Mehta1 Eric Owens3
HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES
John ^ and Wendy Curtis Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard Andrea K. Fallek ^ Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello Nellie Gipson Sherwin M. Goldman Mrs. John H.J. Guth ^ Alfred F. Hubay ^ Dudley D. and Carole H. Johnson Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant Lady Juliet and Dr. Christopher Tadgell Eugene V. ^ and Clare E. Thaw ^ Young Glimmerglass Representative; Guild President; 3Chairman, Artistic Advisory Board 1
ARTISTIC & GENERAL DIRECTOR
ARTISTIC ADVISOR Eric Owens
ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Bill Burden Amy Burton Joyce Castle Beth Clayton Sarah Coburn Anthony Roth Costanzo Dwayne Croft Michelle DeYoung Rod Gilfry Christine Goerke Anthony Dean Griffey Julie Gunn Nathan Gunn Joe Kaiser Michael Kaiser Peter Kazaras Mark Lamos David Lang Ryan McKinny Melody Moore Eric Owens, CHAIRMAN Tobias Picker Patricia Racette Talise Trevigne Deborah Voigt Joseph Volpe
EMERITUS Paul Kellogg, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS Stewart Robertson, MUSIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS John Conklin, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EMERITUS Hugh Hardy, ARCHITECTURAL ADVISOR EMERITUS ^
Beekman C. Cannon ^ Ferdinand Ermlich ^ Thomas Goodyear ^ Louis Busch Hager ^ Mrs. Louis C. Jones ^ Dr. Peter Macris ^ Mary-Jo Merk Mrs. James M. Symington ^
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL 2020 ANNUAL REPORT Confronting the new realities and an elevated social commitment with alacrity and innovation 2020 began for Glimmerglass on October 1, 2019, the start of a new fiscal year. By then, set construction and artistic planning for the 46th Festival season were well underway. Early demand for ticket packages for The Sound of Music, Don Giovanni, Die Feen, Rinaldo and The Jungle Book was vibrant, and as we moved from autumn into winter, announcements of concerts, talks and additional events boosted the launch of single ticket sales and compounded anticipation for the summer to come. Throughout that fall, we held auditions and issued contracts for the 2020 class of Young Artists, and in January we began the process of hiring summer interns to work in all areas of Festival operations. We drafted an education plan and training schedule for both groups of apprentices and our youth performers. We finalized rehearsal schedules and moved ahead with preparations for our annual engagement with the incarcerated men at Attica Correctional Facility.
THEN … everything changed. From the impact of COVID -19 to calls for social justice across the nation, the company found its footing in our ability to be responsive and creative.
A YEAR OF DECISIONS The first matter that required rapid attention was whether or not to hold the Glimmerglass Gala on April 7. The Gala is the company’s only fundraising event of the year, representing 18% of budgeted contributions. The eventual determination that it would not be safe to proceed was especially heartfelt: the evening was to have been a celebration of Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello’s 10th Anniversary. But the inevitable cancellation also offered a lexicon for subsequently announcing suspension of the season.
How to cancel a season while keeping the ethos of the Festival alive Beginning in March, the Glimmerglass Festival Board of Trustees and senior staff began meeting frequently via Zoom to decide if we should move ahead with the summer as planned, move forward with an abbreviated season, or cancel the season entirely. Weeks of deliberations examined the artistic and financial implications of various scenarios. Safety for the staff, artists and audience was the greatest concern, and the conclusion to suspend the Festival was determined even before it was mandated by the State. With the recommendation of the staff, the Board voted on May 1 to close the campus for the summer; however, the suspension of a season created an opportunity for the company to think beyond the traditional boundaries of the Festival.
In place of a season, we moved online and produced: • 3 thought-provoking Town Halls • 7 “Glimmerglass Glimpses” • 1 three-hour Young Artists Showcase • 53 classes for Young Artists with opera and music theater luminaries, music and diction coaches, and industry business specialists • 7 days of feedback sessions with the Young Artists • 49 seminars for production interns • 18 career-focused discussions for production interns with senior staff, directors, designers, stage managers • 10 full weeks of administrative training for interns in Development and Communications
GLIMMERGLASS GLIMPSES, VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS and A YOUNG ARTIST SHOWCASE Shortly before launch of our summer programs, we had the opportunity to share with our audiences a link to the stunning French TV broadcast of our production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, filmed during our performances at the Château de Versailles Spectacles in December 2019, another important achievement of the past year. The beautifully shot and edited production shows off the cast of Glimmerglass Young Artists, including Teresa Perrotta, who stepped-in to fully assume the role of Marie Antoinette when the original lead became indisposed. The sold-out run at Versailles was further enjoyed by French audiences via this broadcast, and subsequently this summer by American fans sheltering in place.
Glimmerglass does not regularly produce videos of its productions for distribution, so as we met to determine summer programming, we took a different approach. We wanted to create original offerings that: brought the viewers “to” Glimmerglass to virtually enjoy our beautiful setting; utilized programming ideas and talents that were to have comprised the originally-planned season whenever possible; and would be different and very “Glimmerglassy.” Each Glimpse was introduced by Francesca from a different local locale, with a brief story about each site.
The 11 original programs were viewed by nearly 13,000 households during the summer and remained available throughout the fall via our website and YouTube.
June 18—Virtual Town Hall: “The Role of an Arts Organization” examined how the opera industry and arts organizations can work toward a more inclusive environment for Black artists, technicians and staff members. With Francesca Zambello, Maestro Joseph Colaneri, and Eric Owens.
July 9—“First Glimpse” Artistic Advisor Eric Owens, Francesca, our 2020 Artists in Residence Isabel Leonard and William Burden, and soprano Alyson Cambridge, previewed the summer offerings.
July 16—Virtual Town Hall: “Never Again?” Historian Alexander (Xan) Karn (Dir., Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Colgate University) explored the world of the real Von Trapp family and rise of Nazism in Austria (the inspiration for The Sound of Music) in a Town Hall that featured documentary filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Tana Ross, with an animated story of her wartime and post-war growing up. With a discussion moderated by Francesca.
Made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
July 23—Glimpse: The Jungle Book A preview of the Glimmerglasscommissioned youth opera, The Jungle Book, by Kamala Sankaram and Kelley Rourke, incorporated a fascinating overview of Indian classical music and dance from Ms. Sankaram and choreographer Preeti Vasudevan.
The development of The Jungle Book and its future performances are made possible by major funding from Ann Ziff, and the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation. Generous production support from Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, Sarah and Howard Solomon, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Performance Program, and The Amphion Foundation.
July 30—“A Little Lieder.” “Glimmerglass Lieder” A 20-minute film by bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and Keep the Music Going Productions, showcased McKinny, performing Schubert songs against the stunning backdrop of the Festival setting, accompanied Festival pianist Kevin Miller.
August 6—Glimpse: Rinaldo Handel’s Rinaldo, originally scheduled for the 2020 Festival, tells a tale of love and heroism. This Glimpse features the aria “Sorge nel petto,” a moment of quiet and introspection amid an epic battle, beautifully filmed along the San Francisco Bay Area’s rocky coastline and performed by countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, who was to have sung the title role at Glimmerglass. The short film was directed by Louisa Proske.
August 13—Virtual Town Hall: with Sister Helen Prejean Dead Man Walking author, Sister Helen Prejean, and Teresa A . Miller, Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer for The State University of New York (SUNY) and criminal procedure specialist, discussed Sister Helen’s life and work, including the transformation of her book into an opera. Made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
August 15 – 2020 Young Artist Showcase During this three-hour event, each of the Young Artists performed or — in the case of directors and our composer — shared stories about their work.
August 20 – Glimpse: Odyssey The Glimmerglass’ youth opera program began in 2015 with Odyssey, by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke. In their operatic rendition of Homer’s epic, Odysseus and his faithful wife, Penelope, are given new life. Action-packed, colorful, fun and moving, Odyssey was sold out throughout its 2015 premiere run, and went on to enjoy performances in venues across the U.S., including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For the Glimpses series we were able to present a video recording of the 2018 Glimmerglass revival. Odyssey was originally developed and produced for Glimmerglass in 2015 and 2018 with the generous support of the Partridge Foundation, and with production support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, and Ann Ziff. Special thanks to Margarita Sears and the Cooperstown Theatre Festival.
August 27 – Glimpse: From the Diary of Sally Hemings This dramatic song cycle by William Bolcom and Sandra Seaton imagines fictional diary entries by Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson and who became the mother of six of his children. Sung by soprano Alyson Cambridge with piano by Djordje Nesic, the piece tells Hemings’ story from age 9 until Jefferson’s death. This stirring hour-long video with over-layered motion graphics was beautifully recorded in Merkin Concert Hall in NYC for Glimpses.
September 3 – Glimpse: Die Feen For the final Glimpse of the Festival’s virtual season, Glimmerglass produced a stunning animation of scenes from Wagners Die Feen (The Fairies), featuring soprano Alexandria Shiner and tenor Ian Koziara, with animations by S. Katy Tucker. Additional performances by members of the Young Artists Program.
Made possible with the generous support of Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support from Eugene and Jean Stark. Ian Koziara’s performance was graciously underwritten by the Lindemann Charitable Foundation II Inc. Alexandria Shiner’s performance was graciously underwritten by Grant and Jacqui Smith.
BLUE IN 2020
BLUE, from 2019, continues its impact in 2020 A point of pride for Glimmerglass is our 2019 commission, Blue. Written by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, Blue is an intimate portrait of a Black family and their community grappling with the effects of racism. One of the most acclaimed operas of 2019, it was, pre- COVID, scheduled for subsequent performances in Washington, Chicago, New York City and Minnesota. Yet, the opera continued to be an artistic anchor and inspiration during a difficult year.
“BLUE, IN MEMORIAM” As winter waned, the cast of Blue assembled in D.C. to begin rehearsals for performances at Washington National Opera. When the run was canceled, the artists “lent their breath” to “Blue, in Memoriam,” a stirring musical tribute presented online that honors the long list of victims and calls for a just, safer world for Black Lives. With selections from Tesori and Thompson’s opera, “Blue, In Memoriam” was conceived and produced by mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter and bass Kenneth Kellogg (The Mother and The Father in Blue) and performed by members of the Festival’s world premiere cast and the originallyscheduled Washington National Opera cast.
“Blue, In Memoriam” opens with the image of a curtain call from the Festival stage in 2019, with these words superimposed:
Breath is everything in Music. As we prepared to breathe life into Blue, we watched as life was stolen from Ahmaud Arbery, As breath was denied George Floyd, And rest taken from Breonna Taylor. As a cast, we carry the spirit of countless lives lost on stage with us to tell their stories, giving life to their absence. While we can’t be on stage, we still lend our breath to honor their Lives.
“Blue, In Memoriam” was made possible by a generous gift from Glimmerglass supporter, Denise R. Sobel. It remains available on YouTube.
BLUE IN 2020
Best New Opera of the Year On June 17, 2020, the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) announced Blue as the winner of Best New Opera. The award was created in 2016 to annually honor musical and theatrical excellence of a fully-staged opera that received its world premiere in North America during the preceding calendar year. The MCANA Awards Committee was comprised of co-chair opera critic Heidi Waleson of the Wall Street Journal; co-chair George Loomis, contributor to the Financial Times and Musical America; Arthur Kaptainis of the Montreal Gazette and La Scena Musicale; John Rockwell, former critic and arts editor of the New York Times and co-New York correspondent of Opera (UK); and Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker. The voting occurred on March 12, prior to the killing of George Floyd. In the press release announcing the winner, the MCANA committee stated, “Blue, an all-too-timely story of one family’s devastating loss — the teenage son of a black police officer is killed by a white police officer — is given universal resonance by Jeanine Tesori’s gripping, accessible music and Tazewell Thompson’s poignant, unflinching libretto. Blue was selected as the recipient of this year’s award in mid-March, and we at MCANA are proud to be announcing the award now, in this difficult time, when many of its planned productions around the country had to be canceled, and because incidents like the one at the center of the opera continue to occur. We hope that this important work will see many more performances in the future.”
BLUE anchors the 2020 Mostly Mozart Festival Blue was to have had its New York City stage premiere in 2020 as part of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival. When the week-long event was shifted to WQXR Radio because of the pandemic, the station created a radio documentary about the opera, calling it the “centerpiece” of the Mostly Mozart Festival. The Lincoln Center website explained, “Anchoring the festival is a documentary on the critically-acclaimed, groundbreaking opera Blue...The segment features the radio premiere of highlights from the opera, alongside commentary from composer Jeanine Tesori, librettist/director Tazewell Thompson, and musicologist Naomi André.” Although Blue was not able to be presented live in Lincoln Center, we were honored to have it be the cornerstone of the alternative event.
The development of Blue and its 2019 Glimmerglass Festival world premiere production was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, OPERA America’s Opera Fund, New Music USA, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Amphion Foundation, and with major production support from Betsy and Ed Cohen, Eugene and Jean Stark, and Jacqueline B. Mars.
Tazewell Thompson and Jeanine Tesori
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
THE 2020 YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM In canceling the season, one of the tasks at hand was to find ways to provide professional education for the 54 Young Artists (YAPs) selected to participate in the 2020 program. Like all contracted seasonal employees, the 2020 YAPs were given 25% of their fees, as well as the opportunity to participate in a summer of virtual coachings, classes and business mentorship. All but one of the Young Artists was able to take advantage of the 59 sessions with distinguished luminaries including William Burden, RenĂŠe Fleming, Kenneth Kellogg, Isabel Leonard, Gayletha Nichols, Eric Owens, Louisa Proske, Jeanine Tesori and Russell Thomas. There were diction classes in Russian, French, English and German and seminars in spoken text and recitatives; pitch presentations, mock auditions, audition prep and a class on video and digital recording. There were conversations with the Associate Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and administrators of the Lotte Lenya Competition, and a roundtable with leading agents from the industry.
Classes led by Glimmerglass Music Director, Joseph Colaneri, for pianists and conductors included the dissection of Act 2 of Tosca, and on bel canto and Verdi for music staff. Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello taught classes in directing, acting and role interpretation. Musical theater YAPs benefited from a conversation with alumni from the program, along with classes on crossover, dance, and an examination of new vs. existing productions. Among the Young Artist mentors teaching on Zoom were, counterclockwise: Alyson Cambridge, Isabel Leonard,Kenneth Kellogg, Russell Thomas, Lara Teeter, Jeanine Tesori.
There were seven days of individually scheduled professional feedback and career chats. Role preparation, covering parts, assistant directing, stage management, and the work of music staff were taught by Allen Perriello, Director of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program; director E. Loren Meeker; Glimmerglass Head of Stage Movement, Eric Sean Fogel; veteran stage manager Chris Staub; and Head of Music Staff, Christopher Devlin. There was even a financial literacy class led by Tiffany Soricelli of Virtuoso: Advising for Artists.
As part of the Festivalâ€™s multi-year initiative to address equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all areas of operations, the YAPs also benefited from three anti-racism workshops, led by nationally recognized EDI facilitators and educators, Seena Hodges and Roberto Soto- Carrion. The summer culminated with an artistically diverse, three-hour showcase of everyoneâ€™s talent, made publicly accessible via the Glimmerglass website and YouTube.
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
“One thing that I’m truly grateful for this summer is this Festival actually giving me a purpose – giving me a drive to do things and reinvigorating my love for this art form after being idle for way too long. Just sharing a space together has been truly special. This is the first and hopefully very last virtual Glimmerglass summer we ever have, but it’s the one that I will always hold fondly in my heart because it’s so different and special in its own way.” – Dmitry Glivinskiy
“Thank you so much for an amazing and invaluable experience. I’m looking forward to enjoying the recording process. Now I have the means to do it because Glimmerglass has given us the tools I needed.” – Yvonne Trobe
“I wasn’t really ‘ready’ (emotionally) to go back to work when Gimmerglass started. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed the programming. The coachings have been INCREDIBLE, and I’ve found a new sense of purpose and hope. It’s been amazing to feel like an artist. THANK YOU for all your work. Glimmerglass seems to have really gone above and beyond.” – Mary-Hollis Hundley
“Opera is really resilient, and we’re going to find a way to keep doing it no matter what. Opera is not dead and it’s definitely going to survive this pandemic.” – Kaley Smith
“Thank you so much for providing this little oasis in the desert that is COVID. What I’ve really taken from all of this is how much I value the collaborative part of our art form, more than I ever really thought I did. Throughout March, I didn’t sing; I had no desire to do so. Being with all of you, all I wanted to do was practice. I had some incredible coachings. Right at the beginning of the program, my coach sent me a piano track, and I sang with it, and I cried because I was just so happy to collaborate, even if it was over time and space.” – Noragh Devlin
“Everyone at Glimmerglass…has been so intentional with the way that they approach things and their willingness to try things out and course-correct if they don’t go well. That’s innovation. That’s everything that we need in opera right now. So watch out, opera world, because Glimmerglass is doing it right. That’s really exciting and really empowering. I feel like I have been a part of the new version of what this art form will be.” – Andres Acosta
“This is such an overwhelming time, and the structure that the Festival imposed was a great way for us to get our sea legs and to figure out how to move forward in this time. Thank you for the platform that you have created for us. It has been therapeutic to get to interact with the rest of the Young Artists and the incredible guest speakers and mentors on staff during this challenging time. The Festival has been so well organized and your hard work does not go unnoticed.” – Ian Silverman
“I just wanted to share that I just had the coolest coaching with William Burden. I have been struggling to find an efficient and streamlined place for D’Oreste D’Ajace, and he was so incredibly helpful. It totally made my day! Thank you for putting so much work into this summer’s virtual program because all of these coachings and lectures have kept me excited about music in a time where it’s easy to feel otherwise.” – Julia Wolcott
“This has been such an incredible six weeks. I am so grateful for what you all have done! Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Rachel Blaustein
“There’s just so much love in this community of people, and even though we just met, you all feel like family now.” – Reilly Nelson, the 2020 Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Young Artist
“Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible. I think we were all in the midst of a bunch of really disappointing cancellations, and thankfully, this really doesn’t count as one of them. I think it was a really awesome thing for us all. My biggest takeaway is something that I questioned at the beginning, which is, ‘will I get that sense of community and that sense of support from a virtual platform?’ And I would say, overwhelmingly, ‘yes.’” – Ashlee Lamar
“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for such an amazing virtual season. I want to thank you all for the kindness and generosity you all have shared with me. One of my takeaways is how resilient we are as musicians. This experience has really made me realize that, yes, we can still create. We can still make art. We can still learn. We can still improve. We are able to adapt and we make things happen.” – Helen Huang
“I feel like I have grown more in this virtual experience than I have in the normal world.” – Mia Athey
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
2020 has been a new, challenging, and rewarding opportunity for the entire Glimmerglass music staff to work with members of the Young Artists Program. Typically, music staff would spend many hours, days, and weeks in one-on-one coaching sessions with these wonderful young singers: refining vocal technique, addressing areas including resonance, diction, phrasing, textual interpretation, and dramaturgical character arc. Of course, there is also real talk about the business, moral support, and reassurance— both professional and emotional. It is a complex, behind-the-scenes process, and I have always felt so fortunate to work with the world-class ensemble of professionals that make up the GGF music staff. Enter COVID -19, and, perhaps not surprisingly, we musicians adapted: it’s what we do, both onstage and off. All coaching went virtual, with singers and coaches collaborating on their laptops. Also, music staff recorded a Herculean 205 piano tracks: arias and songs for the Young Artists, allowing the singers to practice on their own.
This is a screenshot of Mia Athey and I during one of our coaching sessions.
Sure, there were challenges: for instance, lag time between the singer’s voice in Maryland and my playing in Montreal, a system of thumbs up or down to indicate how a phrase was going, without wanting to stop and comment, so as not to break the ‘virtual’ flow. Coaches found a way to encourage, correct, and challenge the artists. The work was wonderful: singers stretching vocal capacities with new repertoire, building their musical confidence, and always looking toward the future of our industry with optimism and focus. Music staff continues to receive requests for additional piano tracks and coaching times. For collaborative artists, it is always wonderful when the professional relationships, forged over the summer, continue on. — Christopher Devlin, Head of Music Staff
THE 2020 YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS AND PROGRAM SUPPORTERS: Anonymous, sponsor of Samuel White ● Dianne Balfour and Carl Adkins, sponsors of Peter Morgan and Stephanie Sanchez ● Jim and Nancy Barton, sponsors of Mary-Hollis Hundley ● Jeffrey P. Cunard and Mariko Ikehara, sponsors of Michael Pandolfo ● Wendy Curtis, sponsor of Anna Betka and Ashlee Lamar ● Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman, sponsors of Kamna Gupta ● Joel and Naomi Freedman, sponsors of Noragh Devlin ● Nellie and Robert Gipson, sponsors of Brad Bickhardt, Rachel Blaustein, Maire Therese Carmack, Antonio Cruz, and Haley Stamats ● Sherwin M. Goldman, sponsor of Ian Silverman ● Carla and Erika Hall, sponsors of Bin Yu Sanford and Kaley Karis Smith ● Mary K. Humfeld and Sonia Manganaro, sponsors of Khady Gueye ● John and Dolores Hunter, sponsors of Kanisha Feliciano ● Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant, sponsors of Armando Contreras ● Hon. And Mrs. M. Langhorn Keith, sponsors of Ian Burns ● Elizabeth Lemieux, sponsor of Tori Tedeschi Adams ● 2020 Lotte Lenya / Kurt Weill Foundation Young Artist, Reilly Nelson ● Gregory Long and Scott Newman, sponsors of Michael Sloan ● Ellen F. Marcus, sponsor of Aaron Jacob Keeney ● Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds, sponsors of Spencer Hamlin ● Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, sponsors of Andres Acosta, Quinn Bernegger, Carlos Cardenas, Sergio Martinez, and Seokho Park ● Melanie and David Niemiec, sponsors of Teresa Perrotta ● Nancy and Chip Northrup, sponsors of Ariana Warren ● Thomas C. Ragan, sponsor of Key’mon Murrah ● Pamela Reis, sponsor of Mia Athey ● Rona C. and Arthur E. Rosenbaum, sponsors of Jacob Ingbar ● Beth Sapery and Rosita Sarnoff, sponsors of Caitlin Gotimer ● Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo, sponsors of J. Bradley Baker ● Martin and Dagni Senzel, sponsors of Emily Misch and Alison Pogorelc ● Thomas Simpson, sponsor of Kameron Lopreore ● Patsy Smith, sponsor of Madison Hertel and Joshua Kring ● Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, sponsors of Nicolas Lell Benavides and Dmitry Glivinskiy ● Eugene and Jean Stark, sponsors of Lisa Marie Rogali and Katie Swainston ● Sally Susman and Robin Canter, sponsors of Allen Michael Jones ● Mr. and Mrs. Edward L . Turner III, sponsors of Helen Huang ● Kara Unterberg, sponsor of Edwin Joseph ● Bill and Theda White, sponsors of Julia Wolcott ● Michael Young and Debra Raskin, sponsors of Chandler Johnson and Yvonne Trobe ● Jean Sincere Zambello Young Artist, Haley Ayers General program support: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. ● Corning Incorporated Foundation ● Eugenia and David Ames ● Jacqueline B. Mars
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Summer Internship Program The Glimmerglass Festival Summer Internship Program is widely praised for its scope and depth of practical education. Each year, typically 60 emerging professionals are engaged to work in all areas of production and arts administration. This hands-on training complements what is taught in colleges and universities by providing exceptional professional mentorship from industry leaders and senior staff. The seasonal hiring process begins in January, and had not yet been completed by March, when the pandemic put decisions on hold. In lieu of the Festival experience, we were able to offer a summer of education for the apprentices who had been hired prior to pausing the process. Production interns enjoyed a summer of online education comprised of 49 seminars and 7 training discussions — organized by Director of Production Abby Rodd and Technical Director Ross Rundell — covering topics as diverse as: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
loading in scenery pre-show stage operations production preservation structural design advanced metal fabricating techniques rigging a wall chain hoist rigging simple rigging calculations technical drafting and organization molding and casting demo adhesives set electrics chair restoration lighting networking
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responsibilities of a lighting programmer machine and hand sewing realizing costume designs sewing machine care and maintenance CNC machining loudspeaker construction opera A/ V thermoplastics basic hair cutting (wigs) gelatin and prosthetics stage makeup braiding, styling (period, pants roles, fantasy) curly hair care
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wig building resumes and interviews portfolios and websites “Collaboration to Production” (with stage designer, Peter J. Davison) conversation with lighting designers (Mark McCullough and Robert Wierzel) stage management panels wig and makeup career spotlight panels conversation with Francesca Zambello (as Artistic Director, General Director and stage director)
Special thanks to the May family of Cooperstown for their annual sponsorship of the Amanda May Production Intern, this year for Jessica Tibboles.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Two development interns and one communications intern benefited from their preplanned 10-week commitment, joining Zoom meetings and assisting with essential projects from their homes in Idaho, Texas and Washington, D.C. They were also given skill-building assignments and critiques to gain proficiency in areas not otherwise addressed during this unique summer.
The Development staff worked hard this summer to ensure my internship experience was as impactful as possible. While working from Idaho, I was involved in prospect research, grant research an writing, and data analysis of the 2020 ticket sales that were converted to donations. These projects, along with other professional development experiences provided by Glimmerglass — such as attendance at online Board meetings, and oneon-one Q&As with Francesca Zambello and other department heads — have given me the opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the field. It was a truly valuable summer. — Katie Swainston, Development Intern, sponsored by Eugene and Jean Stark
I am from Washington, D.C. and a student at Oberlin Conservatory. This summer I worked with the Communications Department, gaining experience drafting blog articles, press releases and social media content. One of my favorite moments was interviewing Ryan and Tonya McKinny about their film Glimmerglass Lieder, one of the Glimmerglass Glimpses. Their drive to create art amidst challenging times is so inspiring. I have been very grateful to work with the Glimmerglass team. — Charlotte Maskelony, Communications Intern
Interning at Glimmerglass in the Development department was an enriching experience in so many ways. Despite being over 1,600 miles from campus, I was brought in as a member of the team and was able to see all of the work that goes into running the Festival and making it as successful as possible. I learned so much about donor stewardship, technical writing for acknowledgment letters and grants, and different paths within arts administration. I especially am grateful for the opportunity to chat with various employees across the company about their careers and the paths that brought them to Glimmerglass. As my college graduation grows closer, having the chance to ask professionals all of the pressing questions I have about how to break into the field, find the right career, and choose a company that I am passionate about has helped guide me in my search. I felt incredibly grateful for the time that every member of the development team spent helping us learn and including us in the everyday conversations that drive the department. Their dedication to providing fulfilling experiences and challenging us was unmatched. Though it wasnâ€™t a typical season, I feel extremely lucky that I was able to observe how Glimmerglass accommodated the situation. Development and the arts industry require flexibility and adaptability, and circumstances such as a global pandemic have been a trial that proved that Glimmerglass can withstand any changes that may come their way. Seeing this happen has helped me to think more futuristically about how arts organizations as a whole can best adapt to changing demographics, technological innovations, and challenging economic conditions. â€” Megan Vennell, Development Intern, sponsored by Elizabeth Lemieux
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra The year 2020 has definitely been very unusual (to say the least) and challenging for everyone. With all live performances being put on a halt, I found it extremely challenging to find the same level of inspiration and motivation I would have during normal time. All musical lessons and masterclasses went virtually, and as a teacher, I'm getting more familiar with this alternative way of teaching. To keep motivated as a performer, I have been trying to find new projects such as exploring new repertoire or participating in livestream concerts. I completed several virtual recording projects and participated in live-stream presentations, such as the 48 Blocks in Atlantic City and the Cape May Festival online. Since September, I had a number of in-person rehearsals and live recording sessions with a limited number of audiences attending each session. Even though everyone was socially distancing, it felt great to play with other musicians in person and have a live audience. It made all of us feel hopeful that even with this new normality (masking, social-distancing, temperature checking, etc.), musical activities will come back to us with even more vitality. I, as all my friends in the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, miss playing opera and seeing everyone at the Festival very much. I'm hopeful that we will see each other and make great music together again soon! I'm sure when that happens, it will feel like a big family reunion!
— Concertmaster Ruotao Mao
It's hard to believe it's been 6 months since many of us have performed in front of a live audience. I've been grateful to still play recording sessions here in Nashville and to teach some wonderful incoming freshmen at Lipscomb University. The Musicians of the Nashville Symphony have organized many virtual performances, including a Kreisler festival featuring several violinists of the orchestra, as well as a performance of Beethoven 6. We also have some outdoor and chamber music concerts in the works, which I'm looking forward to. — violinist Esther Sanders
Although the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra was unable to be with us this summer, Maestro Joseph Colaneri reached out to the membership to get a sampling of how they fared.
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
After feeling as though my musical life had halted overnight starting on March 12, followed by a week of confusion and shock, the pieces of a new musical puzzle began to fit together. I approached First Reformed Church in Schenectady and offered to play a weekly mini-concert as my gift back to the church and community (that’s some 30 concerts now). Playing these concerts has been emotionally beneficial to me, providing a sense of musical normalcy. I also write an article every week about a piece of music that is particularly meaningful to me. I call these Musical Treasure Chests, and they are sent to our email list. We played a series of Women’s Suffrage concerts for the Albany Institute of History and Art and for the Albany Public Library. We had an amazing offer to make a CD at Hyde Hall combined with the filming of a concert and two mini-documentaries on the musical archives there and on the making of the CD. The Dutch Consulate awarded Musicians of Ma’alwyck a grant to film two musical/historical programs in upstate New York historic sites with music of Willem de Fesch, Pietro Locatelli and the American premiere of Pieter Hellendaal’s 1790s pastoral cantata Strephon and Myrtilla. And we have embarked on a series of monthly shorts (music videos with creative artistic pairings). Certainly, musical life is very different and playing for an audience in the same room with you is greatly missed. But there have been some embers in the ashes that could be stoked into worthy, exciting and viable projects. — violinist Ann-Marie Barker-Schwartz
This was my first summer since joining the Festival in 1982 that I would not perform opera next to Otsego Lake. As a result, I needed to find projects to fill the creative void. The opportunities were surprising and wonderful. One project stemmed from the annual concerts the Festival Orchestra musicians and friends give every summer at the Pierstown Grange and the Cherry Valley Artworks. In the late spring, Jane Sapinsky, director of the CVAW, and I discussed organizing a (COVID-19 safe) concert in Cherry Valley. The plan became a reality during a beautiful summer evening on August 22 when members of the Festival Orchestra, a member of the GF family (Amy Tompkins, violist and GF Development Officer), AnnMarie B. Schwartz’s ensemble, Musicians of Ma’alwyck, and various friends and spouses, gave an outdoor concert hosted by Greg Noonan at Tuscarora in Cherry Valley. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, players and audience were involved with a live (masked) face-to-face concert. The program was diverse and diverting and even a circling flock of birds and the deer that wandered by seem to understand how special the evening was. Another project was a presentation (postponed from June 2020 to June 2021) for the Oxford Conducting Institute International Conducting Studies Conference, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, on using theatrical mask techniques to help conductors conduct with more freedom. The postponement allowed me to explore such diverse fields as anthropology, psychology, theater history and techniques and conducting more deeply and to integrate these subjects more fully into my presentation. I also attended several courses (The Conductors Retreat at Medomak and Cortona Sessions for New Music as a conductor, a pair of mask workshops with Steve Jarand, and a course in Eccentric Performing with Avner Eisenberg) in order to have more hands-on experience with these diverse topics. — violinist Ubaldo Valli
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
This summer I spent time producing recordings with colleagues for the New Jersey Symphony, the NEPA Philharmonic and the Exponential Ensemble. The recordings were safely done from home as a way to help these organizations stay relevant on social media to their followers during the pandemic. Producing and editing videos has been a steep learning curve for me and also a great way to keep up with my playing! Here’s a snapshot of a video I produced recently of “Le Grand Duc Mambo” by American composer Valerie Coleman with flutist Anna Urrey. This video is part of “e-Portraits,” the Exponential Ensemble’s virtual Season 10. I have missed being part of the Glimmerglass Festival this past summer and very much look forward to future seasons. Stay safe and stay healthy! We will get through this. — Principal clarinet Pascal Archer
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA VIOLIN
Ruotao Mao, CONCERTMASTER Heather Wittels, ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER Raymond Zoeckler, ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER Faina Agranov Michael Cleveland Fritz Krakowski Joseph Lorang Sasha Margolis Jennifer Reuning Myers Leona Nadj Sarpouhi Patinkian Esther McMahon Sanders Ann-Marie B. Schwartz Elizabeth Silver Victoria Stewart Ubaldo Valli
Katrina Smith, PRINCIPAL Megan Newman Dyer Jeannine D. Fancher Alexandra Van de Geijn Christine Ims Christine Orio
Janet Nepkie, PRINCIPAL Ruth Berry Susan Debronsky Benjamin Whittenburg
Eileen Whalen, PRINCIPAL Nancy Dimock
Pascal Archer, PRINCIPAL Thomas Slavinsky
Spencer F. Phillips, PRINCIPAL Mark Timmerman
Dan Wions, PRINCIPAL Martin Burki Aaron Brask
Jerry Bryant, PRINCIPAL Ben Aldridge TROMBONE Gregory Spiridopoulos, PRINCIPAL Daniel Martin Frank Meredith (BASS TROMBONE) TUBA David Saltzman, PRINCIPAL TIMPANI Matthew Kibort, PRINCIPAL
PERCUSSION Matthew McClung, PRINCIPAL Jeff Grubbs
HARP AndrÃ© Tarantiles, PRINCIPAL
David Irvin, PRINCIPAL Jon Pascolini
Yevgeny Faniuk, PRINCIPAL Linda Greene
LUTE / GUITAR Michael Leopold, PRINCIPAL
Sponsored by Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION
Breaking Glass 2: Glimmerglass Festival Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Initiative In the summer of 2019, inspired by the Festival’s world premiere production of Blue — about a family grappling with the effects of racism in their lives and community — artists and staff began informally gathering to discuss equity, diversity and inclusion. What resulted was the formation of a task force which drafted a foundational plan to examine these issues within all areas of operations — from artistic to administrative, written policies to board leadership. That fall, we applied for and subsequently received multi-year support from Glimmerglass patron Denise R. Sobel, which was matched with a major award from the OPERA America Innovation Grant program, to engage advisors and educators to guide the company toward tangible means to evaluate and address inclusion within artistic programming, improve orientation practices, and achieve diversity in the recruitment of staff, artists and trustees, among other goals. This initiative became evermore important this spring in the wake of the current push for justice motivated by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Summer 2019—Artists and staff came together to construct a racial equity action plan that was subsequently presented to leadership and put into motion.
April 2020—Two-year contribution from Denise R. Sobel received to support the engagement of consultants and a Task Force Advisor and broadly advance the initiative—subsequently matched by OPERA America Innovation award in August.
Fall 2019—The company formalized its Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Task Force to further develop the action plan and begin to implement strategic goals.
The Glimmerglass Festival believes in the power of story as a cultural force and a means to create concrete change. We believe stories are strongest when they reflect diverse identities and life experiences. We envision a world of opera and the arts, in which all people see themselves and their stories reflected, and all have the ability to reach their full potential. We strive to be leaders in the realization of that vision. The Glimmerglass Festival aims to create a world onstage, backstage and in the audience that celebrates and supports all people, so that we may move closer to realizing that world in our daily lives.
Because of this, we commit to the following: • To create a company culture that prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion. • To create equitable access to Festival programming, as well as continually work to bring our productions to broader communities. • To invest in dialogue about representation in all works we produce, re-imagining and re-contextualizing stories as needed. • To produce work by artists of diverse identities, and to continue commissioning new works that explore previously underrepresented stories. • To collaborate with the local community to work toward making Central New York a safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds.
May 2020—Jessica Jahn hired as Advisor, to lead the Task Force, identify consultants, and serve as mentor and coordinator in the development of the company’s ongoing social justice initiatives, with the ultimate goal of adding a year-round EDI Director to the staff.
July 2020—EDI initiative plans presented to the Glimmerglass Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting. The Trustees’ to be involved in trainings, the examination of institutional policies, and the elimination of barriers to inclusion. Included is the commitment to recruit Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to the Board.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION
With the generous support we received, Glimmerglass engaged an advisor to the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Task Force, Jessica Jahn, who in turn identified specialists to address the points in the action plan through workshops, affinity groups, and analyses. During the 2020 summer, the EDI Task Force continued to shape the plan-of-action and statements of commitment, while Young Artists and Interns participated in several of these group sessions. The year-round staff and Board of Trustees began their own round of trainings beginning in October and continuing. At the conclusion of these two years, Festival staff will produce a manual tracking this undertaking and its results to share with colleague organizations and other non-profits.
Selection of World Trust as lead consultant www.world-trust.org When thinking about individuals and organizations to work with Glimmerglass in our move toward equity and inclusion, it was important to look at both the reputation of the organization in the field of antiracist education, as well as their overall compatibility with our company. We wanted to make sure that the connection between our company and any consultant doing this deep work with us would be honest and collaborative. World Trust not only is nationally renowned in social justice and racial equity work, but is grounded in a similar framework of storytelling, through founder Shakti Butler’s work and exploration in film as an educational device. World Trust’s vision of transformative learning, as well as their dedication to building connection and community, resonate strongly with Glimmerglass’ own mission and commitment to community engagement.
July 2020—The Glimmerglass Festival engages World Trust for nine months to assess the company’s structures and practices, facilitate company-wide training and dialogue, and help refine strategies to achieve the company’s EDI goals.
July and August 2020—EDI facilitators and educators, Seena Hodges and Roberto Soto- Carrion, provided both BIPOC affinity spaces and anti-racist workshops for the summer’s Young Artists and Interns as a way to support dialogue around racism.
EDI Task Force Advisor Jessica Jahn describes her involvement: Both of my parents were activists: my dad was very involved in labor union organizing and came from a family of social activist Quakers. My mom was there at the march on Washington in 1963, and worked in the area of anti-bias/multicultural education for most of her professional life. My uncle, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Fuller, whose play A Soldier’s Play was recently on Broadway, is most recognized for writing about the Black experience. As my brother and I grew up, we both took for granted the importance of social justice in all aspects of our lives. Today, I am on the steering committees of OPERA America’s Women’s Opera Network and the Racial Justice Opera Network, which work toward creating equity in the opera industry. I am also a mentor with Turn The Spotlight and Children of Promise NYC, which empower and uplift underrepresented communities. I have had a long history with the Glimmerglass Festival; my work as a costume designer was first premiered in 2009 with Cenerentola, followed by The Crucible, Carousel, West Side Story, and Blue. Last season, my concern for equity and social justice, along with my love for the Glimmerglass community, converged as the group of fellow artists and staff came together to create an equity action plan. I am honored to have been asked to steer this effort.
The Festival’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion initiative is made possible by major support from Denise R. Sobel and an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
August 2020— Glimmerglass notified about OPERA America Innovation Grant.
With the start of fy21, year-round staff and Board began its series of in-depth trainings with World Trust.
September 2020—World Trust disseminated a survey to staff and seasonal workers to assess the dynamic and culture at the company.
THE IMPACT OF COVID
Director of Production, Abby Rodd, set up her camera to capture this photo (with her in it) of the carpenters, scenic artists and technical direction staff in early October, upon completion of the scenery for The Sound of Music. The set would have been finished in time for the 2020 Festival, but with the process halted and a reduced crew, it was not concluded until the fall. This co-production — a business arrangement with additional companies to share costs — was contracted to next go to Houston Grand Opera. For the time being, it will remain on our stage during the winter, ready to load onto trucks if HGO is able to move forward with its planned season.
GLIMMERGLASS IN THE TIME OF COVID:
THE IMPACT OF COVID
Canceling tickets, retaining audiences, helping essential workers and the community
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF AUDIENCES, ARTISTS AND STAFF WAS THE #1 PRIORITY IN 2020. Due to the nature of our operations, Glimmerglass already had in place a year-round, staff-run Health and Safety Committee and a contracted Health and Safety Coordinator, who is engaged each May through August. In a normal year, thousands of people descend on campus. This oversight is needed to be at the ready should an audience member, artist or employee have an accident or medical emergency, and to support the Production Departmentâ€™s extensive safety protocols. This team was, therefore, available for a new assignment: to monitor and respond to state and federal guidelines, to ensure all employees remained safe and healthy, and to provide guidance during the deliberations that determined the fate of the 2020 Festival. Administrative staff began working from home as much as possible beginning mid-March, with strict safety and contact-tracing practices for those who needed revolving access to the office. The Production Department established shifts with social distancing and other safety measures.
WITH THIS INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE, THE STAFF BEGAN THE PROCESS OF “UNDOING” THE SEASON. As in past years, approximately half the projected number of tickets for the upcoming season had been sold by the end of January. Then, the news of the spread of the coronavirus caused people to pause their summer planning; although Glimmerglass continued to process ticket orders into February, it was with the disclaimer that we were watchful. As winter ebbed, requests screeched to a halt. With the Board vote on May 1 to cancel the season, the administrative staff turned their attention to reaching out to the nearly 3,000 households that had purchased tickets, offering refunds or the option of having their tickets converted to donations: 43% opted for the conversion to full or partial gifts, while 57% requested and were issued refunds.
This outreach was a massive undertaking, yet one that paradoxically proved encouraging at a time when a morale boost was as needed as it was appreciated. We cannot express enough our gratitude for the many supportive comments we received in response to the cancellation — not just from people who were in a position to contribute the cost of their tickets, but also from those who requested refunds and took the time to put into writing how much they value the Festival and its place in their lives.
THE IMPACT OF COVID
GLIMMERGLASS HELPS THE COMMUNITY Costume Director Deborah Shippee was joined by Production Coordinator Marsha Nicholson in making masks for essential workers and — as fall approached — for teachers in nearby schools. Marsha rallied 13 staff members and local friends, who volunteered to sew masks for Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Using a combination of their own machines and machines loaned out by the costume shop — and with material from our shop and donations from JOANN Fabrics — Marsha was able to get a Glimmerglass mask-making operation efficiently up-and-running. Since March 26, hundreds of masks were donated to Bassett Healthcare, Helios Care hospice in nearby Oneonta, local schools, and our neighbors a half-mile up the road at Farm Credit East for their customer-facing employees. Deborah also made sure all staff members who needed masks had them.
Clockwise from top left: Dramaturg Kelley Rourke’s sewing corner and masks; Glimmerglass Office Manager Ann Magruder; the home studio of Development Assistant Kathy Buck; one of Assistant Scenic Charge Artist Sasha Glinkski’s masks and pleater device.
A community of lawn trolls has lived on a patch of garden outside the entrance to our costume shop, which is located in the green barn behind the theater, overlooking the lake. Among the early harbingers of spring this year were signs of safety first: custom-made masks for the trolls!
As soon as our county shut down in March, our Resident Sound Designer & A/ V Coordinator, Joel Morain, came up with the idea for an activity for children and their families sheltering in place. With leftover wood, Joel crafted 125 birdhouse kits, which were distributed through area firehouses and the local schools’ lunch programs. They can now be seen, beautifully decorated, hanging all over the county.
Joel then learned there was a need for ‘intubation boxes,’ aerosol shields that doctors use when placing a patient onto a ventilator. When inserting a breathing tube, patients can involuntarily cough. By providing a clear shield around the patient’s head, it helps contain any contagion within the box and keeps the medical team safe. The boxes can be disinfected and used again. Joel scrounged for scraps in the prop loft of our scene shop that would be big enough to make parts. After fabricating a prototype and delivering it to Bassett Hospital, the medical team suggested a few upgrades. With more scraps from the shop he was able to deliver four much-needed intubation boxes to the hospital. Word got out about this, and Joel ended up hooking up with a local designer/contractor, making an even better version. 125 boxes were fabricated and shipped to medical facilities in New Mexico, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and other locations in Upstate New York.
WITH PRIDE FOR OUR EMTS
We also recognize Director of Production, Abby Rodd, and Technical Director, Ross Rundell, both First Responders at the start of the summer, who subsequently passed their EMT tests during this critical time. Assistant Facilities Supervisor, Jeremy Bostwick, a veteran and long-standing EMT, went to New York City at the height of the crisis, responding to a national call to assist the overworked staff at hospitals. The Glimmerglass family additionally includes EMT Molli McCarty, who has worked with us in concessions for over 20 years.
FINANCES AND STAFFING
Financial Overview and Staffing As the company inched toward the inevitable, and as the specifics for Glimmerglass Glimpses and altered training for the Young Artists and Interns took shape, the financial outlook for the remaining months of the FY20 operating budget required recalculation. Three harsh realities became apparent: 1) without a season, the full complement of 400 artists, seasonal staff and year-round staff were not needed; 2) Glimpses required a much smaller aggregate budget than for the originally-planned summer of mainstage and second-stage Festival offerings; 3) and with the loss of ticket and other revenue, it was essential to save financial resources in order to have start-up funding to launch FY21 on October 1. A reduced, revised operating budget for the remaining months of the year had to be drafted, inclusive of the loss of all seasonal and some year-round positions.
Operating Expenses: $4,828,845
Concern for the individuals whose jobs were impacted was of utmost importance. All seasonal staff, artists, and interns were given 25% of their contractual fees. Young Artists and Interns were additionally given the summer of virtual education, coaching and mentoring. Several principal artists, music staff, and other specialists were engaged as educators, creators, performers or lecturers for the Town Halls and Glimpses. With the assistance of a PPP loan through the CARES Act â€” which was subsequently forgiven â€” all year-round staff were retained through June; five positions were temporarily suspended as of July 1, and 19 employees were furloughed as of October 1. Furloughed staff were all kept on the company health insurance plan and given access to ancillary company resources, such as workshops or advisory assistance. The work week for all other yearrounders was reduced by 20% for three months during the summer (with a return to full work weeks October 1). The goal is to bring the entire Glimmerglass family back together when normalcy is restored.
Artistic Programming 29% $1,391,825 Young Artists & Summer Internship Programs 4% $209,179 Communications & Box Office Expense 3% $135,091 Administration & EDI Initiative 7% $359,018 Operations 4% $186,216 Fundraising Expense 2% $103,345 Salaries, Benefits, Unemployment Claims 51% $2,444,171
2020 Operating Budget Financials Operating Income: $5,520,483 Earned Revenue: $335,984 Other Earned Income 1.4% $71,475 Rentals and Co-productions 5% $264,509
Contributions: $5,184,499 Portion of all Individuals who converted their 2020 season ticket purchases into donations â€“ $569,152 All Individuals 67.4% $3,720,968 Foundations 9.6% $529,415 Fundraising Event 12.4% $677,743 Government 1.1% $57,600 Corporations 0.5% $26,985 Bequests 2.6% $135,788
With these and other cost-saving measures, the company was able to remain stable and begin the new year on October 1 on solid footing, with a focus on bringing to life a live Festival for 2021. Though it may feel somewhat different from previous seasons as we embrace the continuing need for safety measures, it will include clever innovations and a vibrant array of offerings that reflect the Festivalâ€™s enchanting, enriching and ever-inventive artistic approach. Glimmerglass is grateful to the many ticket holders who were in a position to allow their tickets to be converted to donations for FY20 operations.
This presentation is an unaudited report of annual operations in conformity with the Board approved Operating Budget. Audited Financials are available upon request.
The Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival The “Glimmerglass Opera Guild” began with the formation of the festival in 1975. Today, the Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival remains an essential extension of company operations. In a typical year, this dedicated corps of volunteers provide assistance to the administrative staff, host cast parties, and feed more than 1,000 meals to artists and production personnel on double-show days during the summer. The Guild is also a generous financial contributor to the Festival through membership appeals and an annual gala held each August. Another essential and highly valued group of volunteers are our ushers, many of whom are also Guild members. In 2019, more than 8,500 volunteer hours were donated by these two groups. But in 2020, the pandemic canceled all of these usual activities: performances for which the ushers were needed, a season during which meals and parties were organized, a way of working that involved staff and volunteers gathering. Despite this, for the 2020 fiscal cycle, the Guild membership donated 1,563 hours of essential services and steered a fundraising effort which raised $25,000 for the Festival. This included more than $5,000 given in honor of Francesca Zambello’s 10th anniversary as Artistic & General Director.
Guild Board member Janet Vinyard designed masks featuring a music-motif, complete with a Guild imprimatur on the side. They sold out on Facebook to help the Guild reach its goal.
Remembering special friends Mary Ellen Fenner I originally met the Fenners in 1997, when I first came to Glimmerglass to direct Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. EVERYONE knew…or rapidly got to know…Don and Mary Ellen. These avid volunteers were part of the corps d’esprit of the Festival, always at the ready to do anything that was needed to help keep the company ticking along. An accomplished musician, Mary Ellen was a coach/accompanist for mainstage singers in our early years. When the Fenners retired in 1986, they built a beautiful home on land a breath away from the opera house, specifically so they could devote themselves to volunteering for us. Mary Ellen was a legendary leader of the Guild’s education and outreach efforts, pulling music and ideas from her vast library of Opera News magazines, scores, recordings and books to inspire young people about the art form. She and Don recycled trash and served meals — whatever was needed. For many years they hosted staff Christmas dinners and monthly lunches known as LAF Days (Lunch At Fenners), and their contributions were lauded by their admirers. They received the Glimmerglass Opera Volunteer of the Year award twice — in 1987 and again in 2005 — and in 1994 were honored nationally by Opera Volunteers International with that organization’s Partners in Excellence Award.
Glimmerglass friend and volunteer extraordinaire, Mary Ellen Fenner — with (l-r) her husband Don, Glimmerglass Trustee Tom Simpson, and daughter Cindy Staley — at the opening cast party for Blue in 2019.
When I returned to Glimmerglass 10 years ago, I immediately thought of the Fenners, and my family and I subsequently became their neighbors, building a house across the road from theirs. As with all lives well-lived, Mary Ellen’s went well beyond Glimmerglass — into the community, her church, and her amazing career. She sadly passed away on October 15 at age 91, but this photo of her and her awardwinning smile exemplifies the kindness, generosity and warmth that she brought to all her endeavors. —Francesca Zambello
Maestro Charles Schneider Founding Music Director of the Glimmerglass Festival and leader of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra for 45 years. There would be no Glimmerglass Festival without the artistic and musical leadership of Chuck Schneider. From our humble birth at Cooperstown Central School, Chuck set a high bar, working tirelessly with our founder, Peter Macris, to ensure a professional standard with our first production of La bohĂŠme. I was there from the beginning. I saw Chuck work with professional singers, local chorus members and orchestra. He treated all of us with respect, humor and sincere warmth. We would have followed him anywhere, and he led us to our current home. Chuck Schneider was the heart of Glimmerglass.
â€”Mary-Jo Merk, Founding Trustee
I finally had the opportunity to meet Maestro Charles Schneider for the first time two years ago. I regret not having gotten to spend more time with him, as I have great esteem for his accomplishments. I know from personal experience, starting any endeavor from the ground up is much harder than people realize. It takes an enormous amount of effort and vision, and clearly, he possessed both those qualities. As Founding Music Director of our Festival, Chuck, as he was known, led the original Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra through more than a decade of performances in the Cooperstown High School auditorium, with no formal orchestra pit, and without the wonderful acoustics we enjoy today in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. He re-orchestrated three operas and copied all the parts by hand in order to help balance the awkward acoustics. He led every chorus and orchestra rehearsal and conducted every performance for 13 years, including the one (and only) six-hour orchestra rehearsal before the opening of La bohème in 1975, and brought Glimmerglass into its first season in the theater in 1987. When our founder Peter Macris — whom we also lost in recent years — came up with the idea for an opera festival in Cooperstown, the original plan was to employ a combination of professional, semiprofessional and volunteer performers and artisans to make it happen. However, it was determined from the outset that the orchestra had to be professional, and to accomplish that, Peter and his colleagues tapped Chuck to fulfill this artistic objective. We recognize Maestro Schneider for helping to launch Glimmerglass and take it from its humble beginnings to international acclaim. —Francesca Zambello
Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I had the great honor of having known Justice Ginsburg for more than 20 years. My friendship with her inspired me to raise the bar on all we do at Glimmerglass. Although she had been a regular subscriber for decades, I was delighted when, beginning in 2011, she agreed to present an annual program on our stage. These afternoons sold out nearly as soon as they were announced. They involved Justice Ginsburg as emcee, introducing selections from various operas, inter-cut with her astute commentary on their links to the law. The Q&A with the audience that followed revealed her quick wit and candid passion for the issues that meant so much to her — be it women’s rights, capital punishment, or even something as seemingly dry as contract law. These afternoons always ran longer than scheduled — the audience just didn’t want to let her go; and despite the lengthy standing ovations, we had to draw to a close to prepare for the evening’s performance, which she herself was, of course, anxious to see.
top left: RBG with members of the production staff, 2016. top right: with soprano Vanessa Becerra after an “Opera and Law” program in 2016. center left: at the conclusion of her program in 2019. center right: with production staff outside the scene shop, with a mural of the Justice, painted by 2018 Intern, Danielle Ibrahim. bottom: Mary Beth Nelson as Justice Ginsburg, and William Burden as Antonin Scalia in Scalia/Ginbsurg, 2017.
Her presence was particularly poignant when she attended a performance of our production of Derrick Wang’s comic opera, Scalia/Ginsburg in 2017, barely more than a year after Justice Scalia’s passing in 2016. Although they were ideological adversaries, these two justices were also friends who shared a great love of opera. Scalia/Ginsburg originally premiered in 2015, but for our revival, Derrick updated the conclusion to include a touching moment, with Justice Ginsburg reflecting on the loss of her friend. In many ways, this exemplified her approach to her life’s work — to fight for justice as she understood it, while at the same time listening closely to the views of others. She always felt strongly that she was fighting for all of us. —Francesca Zambello Justice Ginsburg at “Opera and Law” performances in 2013, 2014, and 2017, and (bottom left) with Director of Production Abby Rodd touring the scene shop.
Remembering Dorothy Caswell. Along with her husband, Alan, Dorothy Caswell was a member of the original group Peter Macris assembled as the Glimmerglass Opera was formed. Dorothy shared her talent for publicity by creating ads and news items about our fledgling company. She had a lovely soprano voice, which she shared in over 100 performances during her years with the opera. Dorothy will long be remembered as a member of “the old guard.” —Mary-Jo Merk, Founding Trustee
GIFTS TO GLIMMERGLASS With the cancellation of the live Festival, we were unable to publish a season program book — the opportunity to recognize and thank the many generous donors who make all we do possible. In any given year, contributions comprise more than 50% of our income, and we are deeply grateful and honored that, despite hardships and concerns everywhere, so many of our friends rallied their support. We have therefore chosen to publish their names in this year's annual report. We regret space does not enable us to include contributions less than $100, but we are equally grateful to the many individuals who gave at that level and whose donations have also had an important impact. Following are the individuals, foundations, government agencies and businesses whose generous contributions were received during the summer of 2019 (following publication of that season's program book) and throughout the entire 2020 fiscal year (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020). The * indicates those individuals who generously requested that we convert their 2020 season ticket purchases into donations.
CAMERATA Leadership Circle
($25,000 - $49,999)
Betsy and Ed Cohen Chris and Bruce Crawford Wendy Curtis Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello * Nellie and Robert Gipson Estate of Alfred F. Hubay Jacqueline B. Mars
Chairman’s Circle ($100,000 – $149,999)
Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson * Estate of Craig Risser Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante Eugene and Jean Stark *
President’s Circle ($50,000 – $99,999)
Anonymous (1) Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant Martin and Dagni Senzel * Thomas Simpson * Denise Littlefield Sobel * Mr. and Mrs. Edward L . Turner III Robert L . Turner Estate of Mary Van Buren Michael Young and Debra Raskin *
Anonymous (1) * Jim and Nancy Barton * Ann Beha, Ann Beha Architects Sarah and Howard Solomon Patricia and John Chadwick * Sherwin M. Goldman The Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival Erika Hall Gemma Hall Mrs. John R. Hupper * Gregory Long and Scott Newman * Andrew Martin-Weber Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds Thomas C. Ragan * Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo * Beth Sapery and Rosita Sarnoff * Robert and Karen Schlather Grant and Jacqui Smith * Robert Uffen, PhD Drs. Hannelore Wilfert and Karl Moschner * Ann Ziff
Trustee’s Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)
Anonymous (1) Eugenia and David Ames Dianne Balfour and Carl Adkins *
Martin and Krista Babinec, UpMobility Foundation Inc. John Corigliano and Mark Adamo Elizabeth Crittenden Jeffrey P. Cunard and Mariko Ikehara * Estate of Marie J. Eger Robert Ellis Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman * Joel and Naomi Freedman * John and Dolores Hunter * Hon. and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith Joanne Kornoelje * Elizabeth Lemieux * Mary K. Humfeld and Sonia Manganaro Ellen F. Marcus Constance and H. Roemer McPhee Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller Melanie and David Niemiec * Nancy and Chip Northrup Pamela Reis Rona C. and Arthur E. Rosenbaum Sekhri Family Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Patsy Smith * Estate of Esther W. Spaulding Sally Susman and Robin Canter Kara Unterberg Bill and Theda White
NATIONAL COUNCIL National Council Platinum
National Council Gold
($7,500 - $9,999)
($5,000 - $7,499)
Georg O. Budenbender and Dr. Katherine Elwyn * Christine E. Bulson * Laurie Frenzel * Barbara and Robert Glauber Richard Kane and Gretchen McBeath * The Donald L . Martin and Jeanette B. Martin Trust David and Millie McCoy * Laurel McKee * Sherry Nemmers Mary-Margaret Robbins and Matthew Sohns Lady Juliet and Dr. Christopher Tadgell Elizabeth Thorpe Margo and Anthony Viscusi
Anonymous (3) * Gabrielle Adler Allen and Jonathan Adler James E. Ballowe Jr. Kim Beaty Michael Bretholz Sandra L . Brown Katrina F.C. Cary and Linn Cary Mehta Donald Clinton and Karen Wilkin * Bill Crankshaw and Wally Hart * John and Julia Curtis * Dr. Anne McBride Curtis-Fischer Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Clover M. Drinkwater * Louise B. Gaylord Abby Kreh Gibson * Beth and Gary Glynn Dr. Anne Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn Lisa Heilman- Cozzalio * Andrew and Mary Hendry
Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar * Fred P. Hochberg and Tom Healy, The Heyday Foundation Frank Holozubiec and Giovanni Favretti * Mr. and Mrs. James R. Houghton * Paul and Karen Isaac Clara F. Londoner The May Family Debra and Charles McCambridge * Sage Mehta and Michael Robinson * Karen Metcalf * Barbara H. Mulhern * Esther L .L . Nelson and Bernd Ulken Michael Olding and Chris Morrison * Hon. Susan Phillips Read * Betty N. Robinson Mike and Marie Rourke * Mrs. Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack Gerald and Grace Sun Emma Vaughn and Ravi Agrawal Jay and Harriet Vawter Caleb Wertenbaker
National Council Silver ($2,500 - $4,999)
Anonymous (4) Joseph A . Abraham Kathryn Allen * Lou Allstadt and Melinda Hardin * Woody and Cynthia Andrews * Norma J. Arnold Anthony and Ann Aviles * Kile Baker and Robert Smith * John Beurket and Georgia Kustas Barbara Blaszak * Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum Jacqueline Bradley Linda Cohen and Sarah Cohen * Joseph and Susan Colaneri L . Henry Cox III and Michael D. Kunkel * David Decima and Evangeline Shih Carol and Rick Detweiler * Paula DiPerna Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dunn Mr. and Mrs. David E. Farquhar Drs. Jane A . Feisthamel and Mary Margaret Snyder * Jack and Marsha Firestone, Firestone Family Foundation Inc. * Steven and Lucia Fischer * Mary Flower * Bruce Gustafson and Arthur Lawrence * Caitlin Halligan and Marc Falcone James Hammond and Edith Van Slyck Sandra Handler Robert and Patricia Hanft Mona Harris Kimberly Hastie and Timothy Welch Wylie and Christina Hembree * Gail J. Hupper and William H. Wood Charles and Patricia Ingraham * Ellen Jabbur Regina Janes * Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Kaye Peter Kazaras and Armin Baier Patricia A . Kelly * King & Queen of 8 * Seth A . and Beth S. Klarman Waldron Kraemer and Joan Lovell * Harvey A . Leve Harry and Ellen Levine * Peter Manson and Peter Durfee * Barbara Martinsons and Larry Boutis * Sandy and Suzanne Mayer * Joel Robert Melamed MD * William B. Meyer Bob and Ami Montstream Lynn Nathanson and Ted Rozsa Janet Nelson * Ray Nimrod and Marika Lindholm Carl R. Nold and Vicky L . Kruckeberg * M. Anne O'Connell * Janet and David Offensend * Peggy Parsons * Alan and Pamela Patunoff * Nancy and Richard Pfau Angela and James Plowden-Wardlaw Dr. Joel and Mrs. Bobbie Porter Margaret Smedes Poyner * Susan Ragusa * Jerry and Marisabel Raymond Paul R. Reid and Thomas Hartnett Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer Purcell David and Nancy Rosenblum * David M. Rubin and Christina Press * Pat and Paul Saunders Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco Jeri Sedlar and Richard Miners * Lona A . Smith * Peter and Judith Stanton * Robert M. Steiner and Faith Pleasanton Patricia Boyle Sternberg * Edward A . and Claire G. Stiepleman
Christine and George Stonbely Debra Stone and David Glaser * Patricia Thorpe * Tom Tompkins and Jill Rowley Tompkins * Deborah and Michael Troner MD * Sukey Wagner * Sydney Lancaster Waller Caroline A . Wamsler PhD and DeWayne N. Phillips Sara, Samantha and Martin Widzer Helen Wiley and Marian Payson Jean and Chip Wood *
National Council Bronze ($1,000 - $2,499)
Anonymous (5) Elizabeth Adams * Ben Aldridge and Robin Seletsky Eleanor B. Alter and Dr. Allan M. Lans Carolyn Anderson and Barbara C. Brenner * Thomas W. Anderson and Rosalie Tyner John T. Andrews Jr. and Elizabeth K. Lambert * Peter Aronson and Marie Landry * Helen-Jean Arthur * Jack and Marion Auspitz * Joan Axtell Richard J. Balfour * Dennis N. Banks * John Barnhill Nancy Barlet and John Carver * Jane Bartrum Thomas and Muriel Beattie * Frances Beilstein Michael Bell Tricia Bennett and Christopher Manley William Ira Bennett and Jonathan Rich * Dr. Wanda Warren Berry * Linda Cabot Black Ann and Alan Blanchard Drs. Ellen Blum and Kenneth Novak Mary and George Bonczek * Elizabeth Borden Anne Bosch John Brewer * Douglas and Beatrice Broadwater George and Nancy Brodie Alfred C. Brooks and Peter C. Lombardo M.D. Kenneth and Marcia Brookler * Sarah M. Brown Bonnie and Paul V. Bruno * Kayellen Button and Bruce Loveys Calvin Cafritz and Jane Lipton Cafritz Dr. Richard and Joedy Cambridge * Michael P. Cannon * Rosemary and Mark Carawan Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cardinali * William B. Carey The Reverend Allen D. Carpenter Patricia Carrier * Dr. Rand Carter * Vincent Castellano * Theresa A . Cerezola * Virginia J.T. Chaplin * Joanne and Roger Clapp * Michael Cleveland and Kathy Leach Christine and Thomas Clyde Linda and Bill Cohen * Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Colbert Dr. Janna C. Collins * Dr. Suzanne H. Conrad * Rosemary Cook * J. Patrick Cooney and Karl Buchberg * Chloe and Rod Correll * James S. Covey and James P. Zabawa * Stephen Cropper and Kathleen Schaaf * Judith Curry * Deb and Jim Dalton * Dr. James C. and Caroline W. Dawson Karl David and Elaine Radwanski * Prof. and Mrs. Christian C. Day *
Vincent and Mary Kay DeVita * Carole W. Di Nonno * Mary Ann Donnelly * Debby and Linn Draper Joanne and Jerry Dreher Joan M. Drelich * David Drinkwater and Jonathan Mills * Arnold and Adena Drogen Dr. Laure Duval * Cecily Eidelhoch * Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Elliott * Anne and John Elsbree * Jeffrey Embree and Emily Carey Thomas R. Engel Dr. Giuseppe Erba and Mark Pierzynski * Peter Erichsen and David Palumb David Ernst * Elizabeth Etoll James F. Evans III and Mary Selden Evans Kathleen Fendt Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Fenner * Pete and Lucy Fleming * Chris and Patty Fox * Kaaren Fox and Kate Kemker Elizabeth and Bill Freeland * Ellen Freeman James M. Gaughan and Keith C. Lee * Charles and Adelia Geiger * Charles and Jane Gibbons * Elisabeth C. Gill * Douglas Glucroft and Anda Stelian * Joseph F. Godfrey Drs. Deborah and Michael Goldberg Nancy and Frederic Golden * Linda and Ira Goldman * Drs. David and Felice Gordis * Diane M. Graf Alexis Greene and Gordon Hough * Karen Greenfield * Mary Alice Grellner * Thomas Groves and Deirdre Larkin * Barry Guthary and Robert Evensen * Sam and Marti Hagan Ursala and Charles Hage Carla Hall Michael Halloran * Sally and Aaron Hamburger * Michael Hampton and Carlos Sandoval * James Hanbury and Anne Mills Mary E. Harrigan and Andrew P. Tothy * Angela Harris and Dick Friedrich * Polly Hartman Frederic Harwood and Nedda Di Montezemolo Robert and Mary Sue Hauck Nancy and Jim Hays Margaret Healy * Jim and Betta Hedlund * Nancy Herman Carl Hill Ian Hinchliffe and Marjorie Shapiro Pat Hoertdoerfer * Anne and Leon Hoffman * Bernard and Marilyn Horowitz * Samuel House * Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Howell * Timothy Husband and Nicholas Haylett * Susan Huxtable and Joseph Novitski Linda Irenegreene and Martin Kesselman MD * Caroline J. Jackson Jean Jagendorf Mike and Connie Jastremski Barbara Jenkins * Helen I. Jessup * Celeste Johns and Chris Kjolhede * Emily Johnson and Vijay Ramachandran Richard Johnson * James M. Jordan Peter Jordan * Andrew Jorgensen and Mark Stuart-Smith Kim and Kathleen Juhase *
Ms. Loretta Julian * Evelyn Kalenscher Jenny Kallick and Robert Bezucha * Luise- Charlotte Kappe * Lorrie B. and Lawrence M. Karam * Cathy Kaufman and Thomas Pippert Shoshana Keller and Deborah Reichler * A . Kelley Robert Kent * Arthur J. Kerr Jr. * Richard K. Kimball * Clayton C. Kirking and Edward J. Sullivan * Stephen and Mary Sue Kitchen * Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Randi Weingarten * Rose-Marie Klipstein * James and Mary Kofron Frank Kolbert and Frank Farmer * Maria Kramer Ken and Susan Kramer Richard Kroot Christiane Kropp * Arthur Kuchs and Martha Wright Maureen Kuhn and Caralee Carney Paul and Mary Kuhn Marvin Kushnet * Gary and Edna Lachmund * David Lakari * Ronald H. Lamey Lucinda and Charles Landreth Grace Larkin * Richard Lawrence and Laura A . Leach Robert Lee III * Sue Leffler * Stephen and Suzette Lemson Brent and Mary Leonard, Carefree Gardens Bruce and Diane Lercher * Rosanne and Marty Leshner Ruth Leys and Michael Fried * Charles M. Liddle III Micaela and Georges De Lignerolles Dr. Katharine Lloyd Jean-Michel Loubeau Rona Lucas Carri Lyon Robert and Doris Fischer Malesardi Aura Marinescu * Judith Marquis and Keith Nelson Irene and William Marsh Abigail Mason Lillian D. Matt * Kathleen Mazzetti and Alan Goodman * James McCarthy and Joan Pirics * Judith and Scott McCue Margaret E. McGown * Ned McGuire * Amy McIntosh and Jeffrey Toobin Karen McLaughlin and Mark Schubin * John and Susanna Membrino * Martha and Joseph Membrino * David and Anne Menotti Linda Metzger * Dr. Sandra D. Michael Catherine S. Michaelson Frank and Ellen Michelman * James E. Miller and Fynnette Eaton * Teresa A . Miller Deborah Mintz * George and Nancy Montgomery Thomas J. Moody * Rachel Moore and Harry Dodson * Thomas J. Moorehead * N. J. Morris William C. and Susan F. Morris Patrick and Margaret Moylan Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Muravchick * Sheila Nadler Ken Nathanson and Joseph McDonald * Steve Nation and Barbara Valocore * Alan and Linda Nelson Padraic G. Neville * Stephen and Edith Nichols *
Dinah Nissen and Elizabeth Apelles Wendy and Bill Nolan Sharon B. Oehler William Oliver and Michael Willis * Christopher Owen Bill and Norah Pattison * Timothy and Barbara Pedley * Estate of Peter E. Platt Jeanne and Richard Porter * Tanya and Dan Pulver Alexander Purves * Albert Pylinski and Frank Ferrante Peter and Nancy Rabinowitz * Susan and Kanti Rai Martin Randisi Anne Rasin * Dr. Helen H. Reed Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Reideler Marsha and Neil Remland * Peter and Susan Restler Elsie and Thom Rhodes Nancy K. Rice Andrew and Cynthia Wierum Rodman Harriet Rogers Carl and Anne Rosenberg * Kelley Rourke Georgeanne and Jean Rousseau * Larry and Robin Rubinstein * Gordon F. Ruckdeschel and James E. Smaltz * Julia Sally Inc. Lisa Sarajian The Savada-Stevenson Family * Carol S. Scheele * Dr. Donald Schwab and Dr. JosĂŠ Sotolongo * David Seabrook and Sherry Barron-Seabrook * Elisabeth Searles and Richard Friedberg Jean and Joe Seroka Eileen and Stanley Shaffran June Sheehan * Dr. Ted Shlechter and Rae Shepherd-Shlechter John Shideler * Cindy Shmerler and Ford Levy Arthur and Charlotte Shull Richard and Pam Siegel Mark Silverschotz and Anne Segal * Rex and Marion Roach Smith * Ruth A . Solie * Annaliese Soros Stephen and Monica Spaulding * Mr. and Mrs. David H. Stam * Jason and Samantha Frank Starr Gary Staudt Valerie Steele and John S. Major Ken and Carol Steigelman * Bill and Billie Stevens * Campbell Steward * James Stewart and Benjamin Weil Judith Stoikov and Richard Miller Dr. and Mrs. William Streck Martha Strohl * Eduardo Tamraz * Richard Tarrant * Ann B. Teixeira * Susan C. Thompson * Gregory Toczko John A . Totter and Mary H. Hohenhaus Richard Tourangeau and Marilyn Miller * Dov and Tom Treiman * Charles F. Tremper * James and Caroline Tripp Carll Tucker and Jane Bryant Quinn James Tucker and Neil Lucchese Missy Van Buren Gary and Marie Van Graafeiland * Fred and Susan Van Sickle William W. and Sarah J. Vasse John von Briesen Jr. and Sallye Perrin Rose Wadsworth Timothy Van Dam and Ronald Wagner * Richard Wagner Society of N.Y., Inc. JoElyn Wakefield-Wright
Suzanne J. Ward * Arthur and Madelaine Warren Morton and Corinne Weber * Didi and Alan Weinblatt Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weiss * David and Kerstin Wellbery * Lucie Wellner * Dustin Z. West Dorothy Wexler Judith Whalen and Paul Goldsmith * Lois Widdemer Hilda and Samuel Wilcox * Tony Wildman Reva Wolf and Eugene Heath * Kenneth Witty and Katharine Muir * Ellen Wood and Michael Durkee * Elizabeth Woodard * Ken and Dorothy Woodcock Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wright * Yee-Ping Wu and Philip Lui Martha Yager * Mary N. Young Deborah and Michael Zahn * Cheryl and Doug Zamelis Howard Zar and Ray Kurdziel
PATRON Guarantor ($500 - $999)
Anonymous (7) * David A . Ackerman Eleanor M. Adams * Russell P. Allen Vincent Amoia and Susan Kohan * Carol Lee Anderson * Stuart Anthony * Lindesay and Sixto Aquino * Edward J. and Laura G. Asher * Paul Asman * James Bacon * Joseph and Barbara Baggott * Hank and Anne Bankhead * Barbara Barickman Hollis and Jamie Barickman Ann-Marie Barker-Schwartz Frank W. Barrie Dr. and Mrs. Victor J. Bauer * Neil and Carolyn Baum * Ulla and John Beauchamp * Rick and Helaine Beckerman * David and Carol Beckwith Carol Beechy and Kathryn Boardman * Donald Behr * Howard E. and Mary F. Bell * Larry Bell * Matthew Bender IV * Sandra Berwind * Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bialek Mr. Kenneth Blume * Brenda Bousfield and David Marcus * John Bowab Sherry Brewer * Dona Brown and Stephen Nissenbaum * Johnson Browning Family Fund Priscilla E. Browning * Harold and Joyce Buckingham Lewis T. Buckman and Claudia G. Anderson * Mark A . Bunce * Tim and Patty Burch * Gayle and Stephen Burgess * Julia and Andrew Burns Jim and Terry Byrnes Betsy Cahill and Beth Garry * Dean Calamaras * Susan and Oliver Cameron Jay E. Cantor Maryellen Canuel * Joyce Castle
Susan and David Cathers * Dorelle Chase * Tom Chase * Thomas Chulak * Christopher L . Cimijotti * William and Anna Clark * John and Ann Clarkeson * Susan Clearwater Marcia Clendenen and Dick Riley * Catherine Clifton * Ann and Thomas Connolly Kathlyn Conway * Wayne H. Cook Charles Courtsal * Donald Crawshaw * Roberto Cremonini * James Crenner and Elena Ciletti * Mike and Shari Dailey * Connie and Pat Dalton * Cynthia Dâ€™Ambrosio and John Ianacone * William and Matilda Davenport * Cheryl Davis Thomas and Jerre Dawson * Murray Decock * Deborah DeMott * Laurie and John Deredita * Millie DesBiens * Peggy Dettwiler and JĂźrgen Thym * Mildred DeVita * Rose and Eugene DeVita * Michael Devlin * Mr. and Mrs. Johannes de Waal * Jay and Tordis Dewell Judith Diehl and George W. Diehl Drs. Mary Dill and John Helzer * Robert Doane * Thomas and Ailsa Donnelly * David B. and Barbara du Pont Dr. David J. and Mrs. JoAnn Duquette * Barbara Dwyer * Charles Eil and Adele Geffen Eil Virginia and Richard Emmert * Bonita Enjem * Dr. Amanda Eubanks-Winkler * Kathy Faber * Patricia Fallis * Joyce Fankhauser * John A . Faust * Stephen Fellner and Phil Young * Judith Fetterley * Barbara and Jonathan File * Martha Fisher Marilyn Fites Ellen Fladger * Kristina J. Flanagan Mr. Chris Franck * Ruth Freeman * Mary Lou, Suzan and Rebecca Friedlander Ronald Frohne * Alice and Gil Fuld * Ms. Patricia Gambitta * Howard Gatiss * Susan and David Gerstein * Catherine Gevers Daryl Gildenblatt * Carol A . Gillespie Barrie Gleason * Ellen Goldner and Stephen Rosow * James Goode * William Goodenough * Roe Goodman * Suzanne Gouvernet Jane Graves * Carolyn Gray Douglas Green * Darrell and Gerald Greene * Richard Greene * Leslie Gruss Julian and Cheryl Gutmaker * Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haberl *
Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Hage III * Susannah Halston * Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Hamilton * Dr. and Mrs. William Harmand Elizabeth Harvey Christopher R. Hatt * Katie and David Haviland * Gail Hearn * Michael Heaston Michael D. Heil * Lisa and Dan Heinrich Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Helfand * Judith Henningson and Kathleen Moore * Jean and Norbert Herzog * Peter Hewett * Thomas and Sharon Hewner * Christina M. Hickey Walter B.D. Hickey Jr. Lois and David Hinman * Michael Hopkins * Sylvia Horowitz * Rosalia Hull & Robert H Linn Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hume * Neil and Nancy Humphreys Craig and Susan Hupper Marion Hyson Courtney Iglehart Charles Ihlenfeld and Bill Packard * Arlyn Imberman Janice C. Impey Michael Jakubowski Gwendolyn Jensen Michael Jerome and Marianne Bez * Charles and Linda Johnson * John and Susan Jones * Bruce Jordan * Marjorie Turrell Julian * JC and Lorraine Kaimal * Stephen Kalista * Margaret Kallman and Martha Mitchell Jerold Kappes Gene Kaufman and Terry Eder-Kaufman * Teresa A . Kennedy * Kathleen Kenny and M. Joyce Laughlin Kristin Koehler * Lauralyn and G. Roberts Kolb Dr. Beatrice Kovasznay * Robert Landsman and Sandra Lang Landsman Alison Lankenau * Drs. John and Judith LaRosa * Maryse Lassonde * Gordon Law and Pam Baxter * Roger and Virginia Lawrence * The LeCours Family Jessica Leeds Joan and Michael Lehman * Dr. and Mrs. August Leinhart * Arthur S. Leonard L'Equipe Mont d'Or Tim Lewandowski and Molly W. Rubenstein Celia Lidz * Dwight and Helene Linder * Andrew and Anya Littauer * Thomas Litzinger * James and Caroline Lloyd * Laura Lockhart and Michael Hunt * Sharon Loving * Jeffry Luria * Paul Lutwak * Deidre Lynch * Steven Machlin * Peter Gerald Malone Dennis Mancl * Chuck and Barbara Manning * Janice Mansfield * Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marx * Mr. and Mrs. John Mason William D. Mattern * Anne Maxwell * William and Ellen McCahill *
Sara McCain * Barbara and Patrick McCall * Anne and Joe McCann * William McClements and Charles McLean III * Donyce McCluskey * Barbara McCullough Frank and Florence McDermott * Alfred and Judith McDowell * Camilla and Hugh McFadden * Myra McFarlane * Pamela McGuire * Mary Patterson McPherson Lynne Mebust * Roberta Mednansky * Koula Mellos * Drs. Paul and Nina Mercer * Jacqueline Metzger Daniel M. Meyers Betsy and Eric Mihan * Martin B. and Sara Swan Miller * Nancy L . Miller * Kathy and Ron Mocko * Al and Sally Molnar * Nelson Mondaca and John B. Webb * Michael J. Moran * David and Betsy Morgan * John Muenter * Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz * Mark J. Murphy and Amy J. Greer Judith Musser * David Myers and Tara Fitzpatrick * Linda Natho * Robert Neer and Ann Eldridge * Abigail, Mark, Asa and Honor Nestlehutt * Nancy Newcomb and John Hargraves Thomas C. Nye * Michael and Deborah O'Hara * Mimi Okino * C and R Olsen * Nanette O'Neil * Albert Oosterhof * Rosemary O'Toole * Mr. Tod Ottman * Carol Ann Pacco-Long * Paul Palmer * Ms. Terrry Palumbo * Charles "Jud" Pannaci * Barbara L . Parker * Ed Parran and Jim Guidera Tom Parrish * Paul and Sarah Patterson * Richard Peevey * Joan Pendergast * Frederick Pereira Wende Persons Margaret Peterson Susan Petrivelli * Hugh and Norma Phelps * Patricia and Stephen Pickering * Fred and Shari Ploutz Corinne M. Plummer Frederic and Catherine Pollard * Dan Pollock Janet L . Potter * Betty B. Powell * Ellie and Pete Pringle * Lee H. Pritchard Steve and Rochelle Prystowsky * Betty Pullis * Brian Quigley * Joan and Ted Rajchel Julie Raskin amd Dr. David Barnert * Susan Rasmussen * Elizabeth Redd * Dr. John and Mrs. Marjorie Reese Wallis and Cornelia Reid Rene Reixach * Dr. and Mrs. WIlliam Richtsmeier * Jean Ricketts * Harriet Ritvo *
Ken and Susi Ritzenberg * Lesley and Mark Robinson * Dolores J. Rothwell * Sharon Roy * Carl A . Rubino * Dr. G. Jeremiah and Gail C. Ryan * Eileen C. Sadasiv Patricia Sanborn * Carl and Barbara Sassano Eileen Schein * Marilyn and Josef Schmee * Robert C. Schneider * Jean Schroeder * Richard Scordato * Kathleen M. Scott * Byron Shafer * Roger Sharp * Jan and Anne Mieke Smeets * Joseph and Carolyn Smith * Julie Marie and Daniel P. Smith Mary Ann Smith Dr. H. Nancy Sokol * Paul Solyn * Claire Spinner * Cynthia and David Staley * Nell Stanton Richard J. MD, Marisa and Jenna Sternberg Catherine and Keith Stevenson Kenneth H. Storms * Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stradling * David and Karin Svahn Michael and Bryna Sweedler * Linda Szipszky * Colette Tangel * Steven Targum Sidney Tarrow * Linda and James Taylor * Rosalind Thomas and David Strogatz * David Thomas * Thomas and Madeleine Tiktin * Lynn Weddington Tucker Ruth W. Tucker Sally Turner * William Tuthill and Gregory Anderson * Larry and Donna Uffelman * Thomas Umbreit * Rosemary Utz Patrick and Candice Van Roey * Donna Veeder * Alan and Christine Vickery Alan and Linda Vincent * Dr. Lawrence T. Waite and James Fleming * Howard and Anne Walowitz * Annie Walwyn-Jones and Murdoch Morrison John Wand * Marian M. Warden Susan F. Watkins * Seymour Weingarten * Carol Weitz Caroline Welsh * David Westfall and Thomas Stickney Laura Wetzel * William E. and Phyllis C. Whitesell Harry Wilkinson and Cecily Mango Barbara Winslow Christine Witter * Allison Woeger * Bryan Wolcott * Paul Wolfson Marie and John Woodward Matthew and Elizabeth Worth * Stephen and Florence Zeller * Amy and Jerel Zoltick * Mary Zwirner and Lisa Cox *
Contributor ($100 - $499)
Anonymous (20) * John Abel Neal Abraham and Donna Wiley James and Lorraine Abruzzo
Dr. Derrell Acon Carol Adams Myron Adams * Rachel Adkins Terry D. Adkins Barbara Agor * James Aiello * Rachel Ainslie-Hamblin * Guy and Ramona Alba Edward Alderman * James Aldrich-Moodie * Lorraine Alexander Fred Allen * Naomi Allen * Neal and Tracy Allen Ann Alles and Russell Wise Carole Allison * Meredith Altman and Emily Rosenthal Ed and Mary Ambrose * Bill Ames and Mark Heimbigner John Anagnost and Rita Emanuel * Joe and Virginia Anderer Cecilia Andersen * Gayle Anderson and Sidney Fleisher Mark Anderson * Robert C. Anderson Steven Anderson * Mrs. M. E. Antonio * Judith Appleton * Sue Aramian Grace and Jim Arbury Mary Arlin * John and Anne Armezzani Harry Ash Lynn Ashley * Edward G. and Jacqueline M. Atkins * Sandra Austin * Patricia Avila * Ellen B. Avril Davida Bagatelle * Roger and Whitney Bagnall Sheelagh and Frederick Baily George S. Bain Ruth E. Baines * Peter Bakal * Paula Baker and Stephen Thomas Vera S. and David S. Baker Sybil Baldwin * Rabbi and Mrs. Henry Bamberger * Ronald and Rowena Banay * Bryan Barlow Jennie Barlow Linda and Michael Barnas Louise and Robert Barnett Karen Bartholomew * Kent and June Barwick Jeff Bary and Mary Simonson William V. Bassett Margaret Bausback * Alan Bayersdorfer * Rosemary Beavers * Linda Becker * William Beevers Susan S. Belin * Suzanne S. Bell William Bell * Barry Bem * Nancy Bender * Bob and Martha Berardino Carol Bergen * Carole Bergen * Adrea and Stuart Berger *
Robin Berkeley David Berlin Eugene Berman and Judy Greenberg Andre and Jennie Bernard Quinn Bernegger * Seth and Marsha Bernstein Ruth Berry Cheryl Bertocchi * Linda and Robert Biemer * Neil Bindelglass * Linda and Maurice Binkow Ellen Glass Birger MD * Sherry Bishko and Sean Walmsley Michael Bishop * William Bissell * Holly Bisselle * Mary Sue and Maurice Bizzarri Richard and Anne Blabey Dr. Nancy Blackmun Elise Blair * Drs. Lester Blair and Hueldine Webb Ellen Blais * David and Cathy Blankenship Edward Blatchford * Sidney and Susan Blatt * Susanne and Leslie Blatt C.D. Blinn Donna Blodgett * Carole Blueweiss John Booth and Ruth Bonn Katalin Boroczky * Anne Bosch * Bill and Jeannette Bovard Julius and Shirley (Levin) Bowen Laurie Boynton Carl Brennan Sally Brennan Steve Brier and Julie List Sarah Brodie Sally Brody Allison Broeffle Joan Brooks and James Garrels Catherine Brown Daniel Brown Debbie Brown * George C. Brown * Ryan Brown and Christine Healey Sandra Bruggemann * Mary Duncan Brust Greg Buch * Richard Buchanan * Dr. William and Debra Buckley * Richard Bump Keith A . Bundy William Burden * Nelson Burdick and Mary Royer Christopher Burns * Paul Bursic Lisa and Sara Busch Mercy and Timothy Byrne * Joseph and Margaret Cairo * Karina Calabro Catherine Callery and Dr. Michael Nazar * Sandra Campbel and Duncan McDowall * Beverly Canin * Sadell Cantor * Keitha Capouya * Paul C. Carlson Rear Adm. and Mrs. William C. Carlson Faith Carmichael Jack Carr * Walter Carroll and Ann Maggs * Bill Carta *
Barbara Thorpe Cartee Barbara Carter Dr. Brian Casey Paul J. Castellani * Peter and Nancy Castro * Anna and Corey Catton Margaret Caudill-Slosberg Eleanor Caulkins James Cesare * Charles Cesaretti * Diana Chapman Eleanor C. Chard Hope Childs Joan Chrisler * George and Laurel Christie Elsie Chun Dan and Peg Church Andrea Clapper * David Clark * John Clark * Malcolm Clark Peggy Clark Connie Clarke * David Clatworthy Mr. and Mrs. Robert Claus Mark Claverie * Jennifer Coate-Schulz * John Cochran Dr. Matthew Cohen Sherry and David Cohen Alan Cole * Ann C. Cole Alan and Candace Collmer * Polly Condit Sandra Condry * Joseph Conlon * Jeanne Conroy and Jay Harrison Bob and Bobbie Constable Pradine Content Janet R. Conti Carter Cook * Kevin Cooman * Mr. Donald Cooney * Janet Coons * Jo Ellen Cooper Natasha Cooper * Robert Cope * Joanne and David Corey * Paola Corradetti and Guido Caprioglio Diana Corrado * John Corrou * Walter Corwin and Rose Carol Long Marilyn R. Costa Joan Costello * Paul Coufos Laura Courage * David Craine * Rosemarie Craine * Barbara Crandall * Bud and Peggy Cratty Chris Creatura, MD William and Carol Crocca * Darlene E Crowe * Michael and Kathleen Crowe Ernestine J. Crum * Mr. Jonathan Culler Bruce Cumming * Lorraine Cummings * Rev. Mark Cunningham * Roger Cunningham Alan Curtis * Sue Curtis Karen Cycon Karen J. Dandurand and Robert L . Teweles Alexander Daniels * Leonora Darling * Sheila Darnborough Judith and Joseph Darweesh Emily Daunis James and Diana Davies
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FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CAMERATA
National Council Gold
($150,000+) The Clark Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York State, support for capital projects: Empire State Development Corporation New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development Councils OPERA America
Chairman’s Circle ($100,000 – $149,999) The Tianaderrah Foundation
President’s Circle ($50,000 – $99,999) Berggruen Institute Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation New York State Council on the Arts National Endowment for the Arts
Festival Circle ($25,000 - $49,999) Anne Beha Architects The Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival Lindemann Charitable Foundation II Inc. The Reis Foundation Richland County Foundation, Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation Fund
Trustee’s Circle ($10,000 - $24,999) Amica Mutual Insurance Services The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Corning Incorporated Foundation The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds PECO Foundation UpMobility Foundation
The Amphion Foundation The Dewar Foundation, Inc. The Eggleston Foundation The Heyday Foundation, Fred P. Hochberg and Tom Healy Schlather & Birch Esqs. Lawson Valentine Foundation, Jay and Harriet Vawter The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist
The AmazonSmile Foundation The Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts, Inc. The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Carefree Gardens, Brent and Mary Leonard IBM Matching Foundation Open Society Foundations Red Shed Brewery LLC Sarasota Opera
National Council Silver ($2,500-$4,999) Bank of Cooperstown The Crawford Foundation The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Network for Good The Leo Model Foundation, Mrs. Marjorie Russel
National Council Bronze ($1,000-$2,499) Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chris and Bunny Clark, Great Performance Tours Gretchen Frazier Fund of the Arizona Community Foundation GE Foundation Matching Gifts The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation, George Schiele Charles M. Liddle III & Nancy H. Liddle Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region PepsiCo Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation The Vector Magnetics Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Contributors (up to $499) Alex’s Bistro Friends of Bassett Friends of Bethlehem Library JP Morgan Chase Foundation Pfizer Colleague Community Engagement Travel Choice International United Way of RI, Citizens Charitable Foundation The Manny and Ileane Smith Philanthropic Fund, of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Barry Tucker
TRIBUTES AND MEMORIALS Following are honors and memorials received after June 1, 2019, the publication date of the last program book, through November 15, 2020.
Celebrating Francesca’s 10th Anniversary We are extremely grateful to those who made donations to our 2020 spring gala, which was to have been held in honor of Francesca Zambello’s 10th anniversary with the Festival. Despite the cancellation of the event due to the pandemic, these patrons generously continued their support in honor of this special milestone.
Anonymous (5) Amica Mutual Insurance Services Stuart Anthony Joan Axtell Dianne Balfour and Carl Adkins Jim and Nancy Barton Elizabeth Borden John Bowab Sarah M. Brown Bonnie and Paul V. Bruno Georg O. Budenbender and Dr. Katherine Elwyn Calvin and Jane Cafritz Robin Canter and Sally Susman Katrina F.C. Cary and Linn Cary Mehta Eleanor Caulkins Patricia and John Chadwick Donald Clinton and Karen Wilkin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Colbert Jeffrey P. Cunard and Mariko Ikehara Wendy Curtis David Decima and Evangeline Shih Carole and Pasquale DeVito Paula DiPerna Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Fenner Mary Flower Abby Kreh Gibson Joseph F. Godfrey Sherwin M. Goldman Suzanne Gooch
William Goodenough Karen Greenfield Gemma Hall Kimberly Hastie and Timothy Welch Margaret Healy Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar Mrs. John R. Hupper Patricia Kavanagh and James Grant Hon. and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith Ronald H. Lamey Lucinda and Charles Landreth The LeCours Family Sue Leffler Harry and Ellen Levine Lindemann Charitable Foundation II Inc. Gregory Long and Scott Newman Carri Lyon Ellen F. Marcus Jacqueline B. Mars Andrew Martin-Weber Ann McChord Amy McIntosh and Jeffrey Toobin Mary Patterson McPherson Joel Robert Melamed MD Karen Metcalf Daniel M. Meyers Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds Arjon and Arsida Mucejani Janet Nelson Melanie and David Niemiec Timothy O’Leary
PepsiCo Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Dr. Joel and Mrs. Bobbie Porter Thomas C. Ragan Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson Hon. Susan Phillips Read Marsha and Neil Remland Samuel Robinson Jerry and Shifra Rosen Beth Sapery and Rosita Sarnoff Lisa Sarajian Pat and Paul Saunders Jeri Sedlar and Richard Miners Kurt Seitz and Susan Wallace Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo Martin and Dagni Senzel Thomas Simpson Grant and Jacqui Smith Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante Annaliese Soros Eugene and Jean Stark Robert M. Steiner and Faith Pleasanton Christine and George Stonbely Deborah and Michael Troner MD Mr. and Mrs. Edward L . Turner III Rose Wadsworth Clinton Walker Sydney Lancaster Waller Caroline A . Wamsler PhD and DeWayne N. Phillips Michael Young and Debra Raskin Ann Ziff
IN HONOR OF MICHAEL ADAMS Dr. David and Mrs. Naomi Goltzman
IN HONOR OF MARK CONCHIE Nancy and Richard Pfau
IN HONOR OF RUTH EPSTEIN Linda Levine
IN HONOR OF KATHRYN ALLEN Janice C. Impey
IN HONOR OF ELIZABETH CRITTENDEN Sarah and Howard Solomon IN HONOR OF WENDY CURTIS Georgeanne and Jean Rousseau
IN HONOR OF BETTY AND JEAN-MARIE EVEILLARD Olivier Meslay
IN HONOR OF EUGENIA AMES Barbara Winslow IN HONOR OF QUINN BERNEGGER Mona Harris IN HONOR OF TABITHA BURTON Claudia G. Anderson and Lewis T. Buckman David W. Thorn IN HONOR OF “OUR CHILDREN” Fred and Shari Ploutz IN HONOR OF JOSEPH COLANERI Barbara and Robert Glauber Robert and Mary Sue Hauck Frank Holozubiec and Giovanni Favretti Sue Leffler Catherine S. Michaelson Jerry and Marisabel Raymond IN HONOR OF MAESTRO COLANERI AND THE ORCHESTRA M. Anne O’Connell
IN HONOR OF JOAN DESENS Emily Daunis Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard Sue Leffler Jacqueline B. Mars Jeanne and Richard Porter Gretchen Sorin Steven Jude Tietjen IN HONOR OF JOAN DESENS, OLIVIA WOOLLEY AND ISABEL TAGUE Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson
IN HONOR OF DON AND MARY ELLEN FENNER John Ianacone and Cynthia D’Ambrosio IN HONOR OF TARA FITZPATRICK Maura Fitzpatrick IN HONOR OF JUDY AND ALLEN FREEDMAN Joseph A . Abraham IN HONOR OF FAITH E. GAY Sally Susman and Robin Canter Tazewell Thompson
IN HONOR OF CAROL DOMINA L . Henry Cox, III & Michael D. Kunkel
IN HONOR OF FAITH E. GAY AND FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Deysenroth Mr. and Mrs. Peter Albin Peter Kazaras and Armin Baier Albert Pylinski and Frank Ferrante Elsie and Thom Rhodes
IN HONOR OF DANIEL EGAN AND KATE GLASNERE Joe Law
IN HONOR OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG Berggruen Institute National Constitution Center
IN HONOR OF NORAGH DEVLIN Eileen C. Sadasiv
IN HONOR OF THE GLIMMERGLASS FAMILY The Morris-Meltons IN HONOR OF THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL Anonymous Elsie and Thom Rhodes Rita R. Stewart IN HONOR OF THE GLIMMERGLASS STAFF Anonymous John A . Faust Elsie and Thom Rhodes Deborah Shippee IN HONOR OF BRUCE GUSTAFSON AND ARTHUR LAWRENCE Louise and Robert Barnett Kathleen Spencer William E. and Phyllis C. Whitesell IN HONOR OF KIM HASTIE Jeffrey Embree and Emily Carey IN HONOR OF MRS. JOHN HUPPER Craig and Susan Hupper Alan and Christine Vickery IN HONOR OF HOWARD AND BUNNY JOSEPH Leslie Joseph Kalfel IN HONOR OF STEPHEN JOSEPH Leslie Joseph Kalfel IN HONOR OF PATRICIA KAVANAGH Paul and Karen Isaac Seth A . and Beth S. Klarman
IN HONOR OF KEN NATHANSON AND JOSEPH MACDONALD Lynn Nathanson and Ted Rozsa IN HONOR OF FLAVIA MUSTO Marni Libby IN HONOR OF M. ANNE O’CONNELL Friends of Sarasota Opera IN HONOR OF BARBARA PRATT Jane Murphy and Christopher Kearney IN HONOR OF VAN RAMSEY AND ROBERT NELSON Seth and Marsha Bernstein Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Rosanne and Marty Leshner Harry and Ellen Levine Alan and Linda Nelson Elsie and Thom Rhodes IN HONOR OF CARYN REEVES Beth and Gary Glynn IN HONOR OF MERYL AND STEWART ROBERTSON Lisa Heilman- Cozzalio IN HONOR OF ABBY RODD Matthew Bender IV IN HONOR OF KELLEY ROURKE Nancie R. Kennedy Steven Jude Tietjen
IN HONOR OF BELINDA KAYE Martha and Michael Nesbitt
IN HONOR OF GEORGE W. SCHIELE The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation
IN HONOR OF KENNETH KELLOGG Kristina J. Flanagan
IN HONOR OF CHARLES SCHNEIDER Robin Seletsky and Ben Aldridge
IN HONOR OF MR. TIM KILTY Laura Kilty and Bruce Kramer
IN HONOR OF BRITTANY LESAVOY SMITH Timothy Pennell
IN HONOR OF RABBI SHARON KLEINBAUM Molly W. Rubenstein and Tim Lewandowski
IN HONOR OF TED SNOWDON Joseph F. Godfrey Lucinda and Charles Landreth
IN HONOR OF CHRISTINE KUBIAK Susan Sterner
IN HONOR OF TED SNOWDON AND DUFFY VIOLANTE Marcia van Buren-Brown
IN HONOR OF ISABEL LEONARD Dr. Joel and Mrs. Bobbie Porter IN HONOR OF MICHAEL LEOPOLD Barbara Leopold IN HONOR OF ANNE LORETTO Elliott Denniston IN HONOR OF ANN LOWERY Julia and Andrew Burns IN HONOR OF ANDREA LYONS Mr. Donald M. Fenner IN HONOR OF LOUIS MARKOWITZ Rebecca Markowitz IN HONOR OF JACQUELINE B. MARS Katharine E. Jackson Sherry Nemmers Michael Olding and Chris Morrison IN HONOR OF BARBARA MULHERN Anonymous (2) Margaret Huff
IN HONOR OF SARAH C. SUMNER Tara Sumner and Ted Ford IN HONOR OF JEANINE TESORI Chris Creatura, MD IN HONOR OF JEANINE TESORI, TAZEWELL THOMPSON AND EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH BLUE Sue Leffler IN HONOR OF PATRICIA THORPE Barbara Thorpe Cartee Marianna T. Spain IN HONOR OF ZOE AND RIK VANDERMEULEN Leif Van Cott IN HONOR OF OLIVIA WOOLLEY Jon and Laurel Lerner IN HONOR OF DEBORAH AND MICHAEL ZAHN Karen Storne and Peter Radosta
IN HONOR OF FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO Edward J. and Laura G. Asher John Barnhill Mary Sue and Maurice Bizzarri Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Micaela and Georges De Lignerolles Barbara Dwyer Marilyn Fites Kristina J. Flanagan Francesca and Frank Giruzzi Joseph F. Godfrey Drs. David and Felice Gordis The Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival Wylie and Christina Hembree Caroline J. Jackson Andrew Jorgensen and Mark Stuart-Smith Clayton C. Kirking and Edward J. Sullivan Sue Leffler Julie List and Steve Brier Daniel M. Meyers William C. and Susan F. Morris Esther L .L . Nelson and Bernd Ulken Charles “Jud” Pannaci Catherine and Donald Raddatz Elsie and Thom Rhodes Carol S. Scheele Robert L . Siebel Rita R. Stewart Ann B. Teixeira Steven Jude Tietjen Olivia Woolley Matthew and Elizabeth Worth Diane Zilka and Karen Mauch
MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF 2020 SEASON William and Julie Shapiro IN MEMORY OF LOUISE ADLER Gabrielle Adler Allen and Jonathan Adler Bill and Jeannette Bovard IN MEMORY OF FREDERICK AND IRIS BARNES Anonymous IN MEMORY OF ERNEST J. BEAUDOIN James Covey and James Zabawa IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW BENDER IV Mary Lou, Suzan and Rebecca Friedlander IN MEMORY OF RONALD BLASZAK Barbara Blaszak Vital Signs IN MEMORY OF ANDY BLUM Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Frank Farmer and Frank Kolbert Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello IN MEMORY OF FLO AND LOU BRUMER Dr. and Mrs. Paul Ohlbaum IN MEMORY OF EMILE CAPOUYA AND KEITHA MISNER Keitha Capouya IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY CASWELL Alicia and Peter Pond IN MEMORY OF RICHARD CHARNOFF Juan Manuel Diaz
IN MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER CLARKE Kathleen Hodges
IN MEMORY OF DAVID N. FREEMAN Ellen Freeman
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM M. E. CLARKSON William Goodenough
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT L . FRIEDLANDER, MD Mary Lou, Suzan and Rebecca Friedlander
IN MEMORY OF BERNARD J. CONBOY Jack and Gayle Smith IN MEMORY OF WAYNE H. COOK Laurie Mutz IN MEMORY OF JOHN PELHAM CURTIS, MD Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Kaye Dr. Anne McBride Curtis-Fischer IN MEMORY OF CAROL SAVAGE DAVIS Amanda Savage Mahoney IN MEMORY OF JOHN G. DEANEHAN Linda Delfs IN MEMORY OF KATHRYN DONAGHY Anonymous IN MEMORY OF DONALD DRAKE Philip and Barbara Cokorinos IN MEMORY OF CRAIG R. DUCAT James Tucker and Neil Lucchese IN MEMORY OF KATHLEEN DWYER Barbara Dwyer IN MEMORY OF ANDREA K. FALLEK Carole Blueweiss Stephanie Cooper Sheri Farber Neal Goren Jane Johnston IN MEMORY OF EMERY M. FANJOY Kathleen Kenny and M. Joyce Laughlin IN MEMORY OF MARY ELLEN FENNER Kathryn Allen Jim and Toni Dattilo Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Mr. and Mrs. Johannes de Waal Jane W. Dieffenbacher Sue Drake Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello Fort Herkimer Church Abby Kreh Gibson William and Cynthia Goertemoeller Katherine Friedman Nancy Fish Hanna Donna Merryman The Moser Family Charles “Jud” Pannaci Corinne M. Plummer Angie Richards Thomas Simpson Martin and Gretchen Sorin Sally Sporer Susan Sporer and Mary Cameli Monica S. and Irene Rose White Deni Wicks IN MEMORY OF HELEN P. FOSTER Jane M. Rawoof
IN MEMORY OF DR. SHEP FRIEDMAN Richard J. MD, Marisa and Jenna Sternberg IN MEMORY OF MIKE AND NANCY FRUEH Carol Gourley IN MEMORY OF RAY GAMACHE Stephen Leahy IN MEMORY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG Anonymous Thomas W. Anderson and Rosalie Tyner Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Joan Chrisler Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello Sue Leffler Harvey A . Leve Susan Mattick- Gold Judith and Scott McCue John and Elizabeth Mowry Katherine Muir and Kenneth Witty Charles “Jud” Pannaci Rita R. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stradling Karen Watkins Drs. Hueldine Webb and Lester Blair Penelope Yungblut and Amb. Raymond C. Ewing IN MEMORY OF MRS. PATTI BUSER GOLLER Anna and Corey Catton
IN MEMORY OF HARRIET JOHNSON Joan Desens and Simon Carr-Ellison Mr. and Mrs. Johannes de Waal Sue Drake IN MEMORY OF PAMELA JOHNSON James Aiello IN MEMORY OF SUSIE KAPLAN L . Frederick Kaplan IN MEMORY OF PAUL EUGENE KAPP Richard T. Morrissey IN MEMORY OF WOLFGANG P. KAPPE Luise- Charlotte Kappe IN MEMORY OF MARY CLAIRE KILTY Spencer Harper III IN MEMORY OF KELSEY REBECCA KITTLESON Dan Foster IN MEMORY OF RICHARD KRAMER Maria Kramer IN MEMORY OF SOL KUGLER Jack and Maddy and Family IN MEMORY OF FRED H. KULHAWY Gloria Kulhawy IN MEMORY OF HELEN S. KWAN Anonymous IN MEMORY OF LOUIS LASAGNA Mosie Lasagna
IN MEMORY OF GERALD GREENBERG Mr. Donald M. Fenner
IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL LEVIN Ian R. Crawford and Vincent Wagner Christine Ims In loving memory of my husband, Michael Levin, concertmaster of The Glimmerglass Festival from 1987-2008 Jeanne and Cynthia Levin IN MEMORY OF ROSLYN AND IRVING LEVINE Rona Lucas
IN MEMORY OF POLLY W. GUTH Robert L . and Virginia P. Montgomery
IN MEMORY OF J. S. LLOYD K. B. Lloyd
IN MEMORY OF LYNN HARRELL Brett and Caitlyn Larson
IN MEMORY OF SAMUEL E. LOLIGER Donald Behr
IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY SMITH HOLMES HOCHMAN Hallie Adolf Melissa Famulari Lisa and Mike Ferraro Eliane Lingwood Emily Rosenthal and Meredith Altman IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH HOLPERIN Constance Holperin
IN MEMORY OF PAM CRANDALL LUBY Dawn Stuart Weinraub IN MEMORY OF ANA MARINESCU Aura Marinescu
IN MEMORY OF MARION E. HUXLEY Carol A . Gillespie
IN MEMORY OF FRANCIS D. AND MARCELLA A . MORAN Michael J. Moran
IN MEMORY OF TOM GOODYEAR Mr. Donald M. Fenner IN MEMORY OF EDDIE GREEN Peggy W. Savlov
IN MEMORY OF JACK Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Colbert IN MEMORY OF GISELA JAKUBOWSKI Michael Jakubowski
IN MEMORY OF LORETTA MCCORMICK Marcia Membrino IN MEMORY OF DR. H. REED METZGER Linda Metzger
IN MEMORY OF JESSYE NORMAN Charles “Jud” Pannaci
IN MEMORY OF PAUL OSTERMAN Sue Oâ€™Neil
IN MEMORY OF ELINA MAZZEI SIEBEL Robert L . Siebel
IN MEMORY OF PATRICIA M. WHITMAN Elizabeth Adams
IN MEMORY OF DANIEL LEE ROBINSON Samuel Robinson
IN MEMORY OF HON. JUDGE EMANUEL SMITH Arthur J. Kerr Jr.
IN MEMORY OF JOHN WIDDEMER Nancy and Jim Hays
IN MEMORY OF WILL . R. ROGERS Stuart Anthony
IN MEMORY OF ROBIN SORRIENTO Bill and Meg Corradino
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT W. SAWYER Joanne M. Sawyer
IN MEMORY OF VANDA SPICOLA Mrs. Vanda Albera
IN MEMORY OF ERIC WIENER Lois and Richard Atkinson Ann-Marie Barker-Schwartz
IN MEMORY OF CLARE D. SCOTT Susan Clare Scott
IN MEMORY OF STEPHEN T. STALKER Ruth Berry
IN MEMORY OF DONALD C. SEIBERT Charles F. Tremper
IN MEMORY OF LORENZO RICARDO TEDESCO Betsy A . Harris
IN MEMORY OF CONRAD C. SHECK Conrad L . Sheck
IN MEMORY OF THE TERRON GIRLS Carmel Ann Sperti
IN MEMORY OF LEONARD SHENGOLD William Oliver and Michael Willis
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT VANWORMER Mr. Donald M. Fenner
IN MEMORY OF CARSTEN SIBBERN Angie Richards
IN MEMORY OF MARILYN VONDRA Arthur and Madelaine Warren
IN MEMORY OF DALE E. WOOLLEY Regina Janes and Charles Woolley IN MEMORY OF JEAN SINCERE ZAMBELLO Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello Martha Mitchell and Margaret Kallman Sheila Nadler Sharon B. Oehler Jerry and Shifra Rosen IN MEMORY OF CHARLES ELLIOT ZIFF Joel Robert Melamed MD
THE GOODYEAR SOCIETY The Goodyear Society honors individuals and families who have made a gift to Glimmerglass through their will or estate to perpetuate the Festival and its programs. The Society is named after Tom Goodyear, one of our founders, and his mother, Jeannette Bissell Goodyear, both passionate opera fans whose gift of farmland was transformed into the Festival theater and campus we enjoy today. If you have already included Glimmerglass in your plans, please let us know so that we may thank you and invite you to become a member of this special group of supporters. Anonymous (3) Margaret Laird Anderson Nancy Ayers Dennis N. Banks Jim and Nancy Barton William Battin John Beurket and Georgia Kustas John B. Black Barbara Blaszak Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum James and Deborah Breznay Georg O. Budenbender and Dr. Katherine Elwyn Beekman C. Cannon Fern Caplan Mrs. William L . Cary Stephen Case and Margaret Ayres Estate of Doris R. Christiana Susan Stetson Clarke Charles E. Cole Jeannine and Donald Cook Henry S. F. Cooper Jr. Mary Cullen Wendy Curtis Vittoria S. Demarest Marie J. Eger Andrea K. Fallek Estate of Jessie Flax Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frazier Gretchen Frazier Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Karen A . Gibbs
Mrs. G. McMurtrie Godley Sherwin M. Goldman Stephen Rosow and Ellen Goldner Dr. M. E. Grenander Gemma Hall Lisa Heilman- Cozzalio Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Howell Clinton R. Howell Estate of Alfred F. Hubay Paul Kellogg Clayton C. Kirking and Edward J. Sullivan Ron and Melissa Komora Joanne Kornoelje Elizabeth Lemieux Dr. Katharine Lloyd The Estate of Matthew Looram Donald Martin David and Millie McCoy Barbara McCullough Ms. Glenda Michailidis Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller Samuel Carabetta and Richard Molinaroli Drs. Hannelore Wilfert and Karl Moschner Barbara H. Mulhern Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson Janet Nelson M. Anne O'Connell Charles "Jud" Pannaci Mary Buckley Parriott Alan and Pamela Patunoff Dr. and Mrs. Albert V. Payne
Polly S. Pierson Jeanne and Richard Porter Frances and Paul Raeder Thomas C. Ragan Marsha and Neil Remland Rona C. and Arthur E. Rosenbaum Kelley Rourke Robert and Karen Schlather Raymond Schneider Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo Mary E. Sherman Patsy Smith Drs. Jane A . Feisthamel and Mary Margaret Snyder Estate of Gerard F. Songster Esther W. Spaulding Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack Estate of Scott L . Steele Estate of Joanna T. Steichen Hannah Lee Stokes David and Karin Svahn Eugene V. Thaw and Clare E. Thaw Lloyd L . Thoms, Jr. Elizabeth Thorpe Mary E. Harrigan and Andrew P. Tothy Dov and Tom Treiman Margo and Anthony Viscusi Karen Watkins Andrew Weiss and Marc Osterweil William Oliver and Michael Willis Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL SENIOR TEAM Francesca Zambello Artistic & General Director Joseph Colaneri Music Director
Andrea Lyons Executive Director
Amra Catovic Director of Artistic Administration Tammy Crossway Director of Finance (through 2020) Joan Desens Advancement Advisor Director of Institutional Advancement (through 2020) Karen Flanagan Director of Accounting Brittany Lesavoy Director of Communications Caryn Reeves Director of Development Abby Rodd Director of Production Merritt Schifano Director of Company Management
Christopher Devlin Head of Music Eric Sean Fogel Head of Stage Movement and Choreography Jessica Fuller Jahn Advisor to the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Task Force Allen Perriello Director of the Young Artists Program Kelley Rourke Dramaturg
Eric Owens Artistic Advisor
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