REVIEW: “Blue” at the Glimmerglass Festival

by Roseann Cane A few days ago, I attended the World Premiere of Blue at the Glimmerglass Festival. I found I required something of a respite before I was able to sit down and write about this opera. I was so profoundly affected by this contemporary story of grief and injustice that I frequently pondered…

REVIEW: “Show Boat” at The Glimmerglass Festival

by Roseann Cane   Show Boat, first produced by Florenz Ziegfeld in 1927, marked a turning point in theater history.. Appearing during a time when frothy entertainment like light-hearted operettas and revues packed the theater scene, this was likely the first musical driven by a serious plot, the first musical where book and music merged.…

Whitney Center for the Arts Opens Season with a Weekend of Opera

PITTSFIELD, MA Committed to their tradition of presenting opera, the Whitney Center for the Arts opens their season of theater performances Friday, June 28th through June 30th with a weekend of performances of a fully staged production of Francis Poulenc’s “La voix humaine (The Human Voice),” with mezzo-soprano Julie Rumbold, directed by Rachel Hanauer. Corbin…