There’s More Than Just Opera @ Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown

Rosanne Cash @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Photograph of Rosanne Cash by Wanda Callagy Of course, Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown produces some magnificent operas, and this summer, their schedule features: Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story debuting July 7 Leos Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen debuting July 8 Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville debuting July 14 Kevin Puts’ Silent Night debuting July 15 Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti debuting August 7 But there’s also a lot more than just opera going on in the coming months at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, including evenings with such acclaimed stars as singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, actor-comedian Bill Murray, award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood and more: Rosanne Cash Saturday, June 23, 8pm $45, $55 & $75 An intimate evening of songs and stories by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, drawing from her rich and distinctive connection to the musical legacy of the American South. Eric Owens Sunday, July 22, 5:30pm $40 & $50 Join the acclaimed bass-baritone and company Artistic Advisor for “Over There,” an afternoon of songs in tribute to our veterans. Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends Tuesday, July 24, 8pm $125-$185 Yes, that Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters,” “Lost in Translation,” “Moonrise Kingdom”), in a one-night-only program of chamber music and literature with cellist Jan Vogler, pianist Vanessa Perez and violinist Mira Wang. Big Galut(e) Tuesday, August 14, 5pm $25 Music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands comes to life, as eclectic quintet Big Galut(e) presents rollicking klezmer dance, sizzling tangos, heartfelt folk songs and Yiddish-flavored takes on classic opera. Margaret Atwood Friday, August 17, 4pm $40-$75 With the Emmy Award-winning Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the Netflix series “Alias Grace” both enjoying critical acclaim, author Margaret Atwood comes to the Alice Busch Opera Theater for a wide-ranging talk. Thomas Hampson Sunday, August 19, 5:15pm The beloved American baritone opens the American Songbook for “Beyond Liberty,” exploring the influential people and monumental events that helped create and define “the land of the free.”

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