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COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK

The Glimmerglass Opera Festival: New Productions!

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Program #16227RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Aug 2 — Aug 6, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: The closest motel to the festival, located on beautiful Lake Otesgo, the motel has both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Contact info:
7102 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
phone: 607-547-2790
web: www.lakenpinesmotel.com

Room amenities: Refrigerators, air conditioning

Facility amenities: Both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: variable
Make reservations with motel directly

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Friday, August 02 - Check-in/Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: Check in at motel after 3:30 p.m.

Dinner: Enjoy a light dinner in our meeting room overlooking Lake Otesgo.

Evening: Orientation and Introductions follow Dinner

Lodging: Lake 'N Pines Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The closest motel to the festival, located on beautiful Lake Otesgo, the motel has both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Contact info:
7102 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
phone: 607-547-2790
web: www.lakenpinesmotel.com

Room amenities: Refrigerators, air conditioning

Facility amenities: Both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: variable
Make reservations with motel directly

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Saturday, August 03 - Opera performance: David Lang's : "PASSIONS, The ...
Opera performance: David Lang's : "PASSIONS, The Little Match Girl Passion"

Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided by the motel

Morning: An introductory lecture begins your Glimmerglass adventure.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the meeting room

Afternoon: TBA

Dinner: TBA

Evening: Performance: "the little match girl passion" (David Lang, 2007) Directed by Francesca Zambello Pulitzer Prize-winning one-act "the little match girl passion" is based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen, with a libretto by Lang that is influenced by the format and journey of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion. It employs an ensemble of four singers and percussion to tell the story of a poor, young girl who, despite great adversity, retains her purity of spirit. AND Stabat Mater (Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, 1736) A meditation on the suffering of a mother—Mary, the mother of Jesus—as she watches her son suffer and die. Its text is taken from a medieval poem, set by a number of composers. Rising choreographer Jessica Lang will direct and choreograph the production, giving life and movement to Mary’s emotional journey.

Lodging: Lake 'N Pines Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The closest motel to the festival, located on beautiful Lake Otesgo, the motel has both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Contact info:
7102 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
phone: 607-547-2790
web: www.lakenpinesmotel.com

Room amenities: Refrigerators, air conditioning

Facility amenities: Both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: variable
Make reservations with motel directly

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Sunday, August 04 - Performance: Richard Wagner's "The Flying Dutchma...
Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided by the motel

Morning: Opera lecture in our meeting room overlooking beautiful Lake Otsego

Lunch: Have lunch on the opera grounds

Afternoon: Attend the preview and performance of "The Flying Dutchman" by Richard Wagner Inspired in part by a harrowing ocean voyage, Wagner based his fourth opera on the story of a ghostly vessel doomed to traverse the seas for eternity. In The Flying Dutchman the ship’s captain finds redemption when a young woman proves her love by abandoning her life for him. Glimmerglass’s new production is directed by Francesca Zambello. An internationally recognized director of opera and theater, Francesca Zambello has recently been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her contribution to French culture and the Russian Federation's medal for Service to Culture. Other honors for her work include three Olivier Awards from the London Society of Theaters and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical and Best Opera. She has also received the award for Best Company Achievement. The French Grand Prix des Critiques was awarded to her twice for her work at the Paris Opera. Other awards include Best Production in Japan, the Palme d'Or in Germany, the Golden Mask in Russia and the Helpmann Award in Australia. Francesca Zambello most recently developed and directed the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' Heart of a Soldier for the San Francisco Opera, where she served as Artistic Advisor from 2006-2011

Dinner: Dinner back at the motel

Evening: After dinner critique and discussion

Lodging: Lake 'N Pines Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The closest motel to the festival, located on beautiful Lake Otesgo, the motel has both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Contact info:
7102 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
phone: 607-547-2790
web: www.lakenpinesmotel.com

Room amenities: Refrigerators, air conditioning

Facility amenities: Both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: variable
Make reservations with motel directly

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Monday, August 05 - Opera: "Camelot"
Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided by the motel

Morning: Enjoy a lecture in the motel meeting room overlooking beautiful Lake Otsego

Lunch: Lunch on your own on the grounds of the opera

Afternoon: Attend the preview and performance of "Camelot," Lerner and Loewe’s musical version of The Once and Future King follows King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot as they strive to pursue their passions and embody chivalric ideals. The tuneful, popular score includes such favorites as “If Ever I Would Leave You.” Starring 2013 Artist in Residence Nathan Gunn, the production will be presented with full orchestra and no amplification.

Dinner: Dinner at the motel

Evening: After dinner discussion and wrap-up

Lodging: Lake 'N Pines Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The closest motel to the festival, located on beautiful Lake Otesgo, the motel has both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Contact info:
7102 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
phone: 607-547-2790
web: www.lakenpinesmotel.com

Room amenities: Refrigerators, air conditioning

Facility amenities: Both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: variable
Make reservations with motel directly

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Tuesday, August 06 -
Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided by the motel

Morning: Check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Lodging: Lake 'N Pines Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
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9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Performances

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