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Four operas, heartening and heartbreaking at Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass Opera’s “Ariadne in Naxos." (courtesy of Glimmerglass Opera)
Glimmerglass Opera’s “Ariadne in Naxos." (courtesy of Glimmerglass Opera)
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A week at Glimmerglass Opera might seem an exhausting endeavor, but the four operas presented last week showed how versatile and endlessly ingenious this company is. All four have performances through August. Sunday, July 20, was the opening for the revised version of Tobias Picker’s “An American Tragedy” (2005) with Gene Scheer’s brilliantly clear libretto, which managed to encapsulate Theodore Dreiser’s tome. The singers, most of them from the company’s young artist program, were uniformly ...


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