Glimmerglass Opera to Honor Paul Kellogg at Spring Gala

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Glimmerglass Opera will pay tribute to outgoing artistic director Paul Kellogg at its annual spring gala in New York City, the company announced.

The event on April 10 at the Pierre Hotel will feature a performance by soprano Amy Burton, accompanied by composer and pianist John Musto, as well as a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing to music by the Peter Muchin Orchestra.

Many of the artists with whom Kellogg has worked during his tenure, including composer John Corigliano, designer John Conklin, composer Mark Adamo, and director Lillian Groag, will be on hand.

When he departs, Kellogg will have led Glimmerglass for 27 years, as general director from 1979 to 1996 and as artistic director since 1996. He oversaw the creation of the Alice Busch Opera Theater on the shores of Otsego Lake and the world premiere of William Schuman's A Question of Taste, the American premiere of Mozart's Il re pastore, and the world premiere of the triptych Central Park.

For the last ten years, he has also served as general and artistic director of New York City Opera, a position he will leave in at the end of the 2006-07 season. Kellogg's joint leadership of NYCO and Glimmerglass allowed for a close partnership, with 30 productions originating at Glimmerglass before traveling to New York City Opera.

Tickets are $750 to $2,500 and are available by calling 212-974-8088 or emailing

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