Glimmerglass Young Artists to Preview 2006 Season in Free Tour

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Members of Glimmerglass Opera's Young American Artists Program will appear in a series of free concerts in New York State and New England from April 29-May 16, performing excerpts from the company's upcoming 2006 festival season, including a world-premiere opera.

The tour will include semi-staged arias and ensembles from the company's productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Janšcek's Jenufa, and Stephen Hartke and Philip Littell's The Greater Good, which will get its word premiere at Glimmerglass this summer.

Performers include soprano Katherine Skemp, mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak, tenor Chester Pidduck, baritone Scott Dispensa, and pianist Brian DeMaris. R.B. Schlather is the stage director.

Michael MacLeod, general director of Glimmerglass Opera, said; "The 2006 festival season promises to be incredibly exciting, rich in the innovative production values and musical excellence that patrons have come to expect from Glimmerglass Opera. We are sure that music lovers across the Northeast will enjoy the opportunity to sneak a glimpse of the coming season at Glimmerglass as well as the spirited performances by the talented members of our Young American Artists Program."

The tour begins in Sharon Springs, New York, and includes stops in Syracuse, Utica, Rochester, and Albany, New York; Greenwich, Connecticut; and Boston, among other cities. For more information, call 607-547-5704 or visit

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