It is with much sadness, but much appreciation for 24 years of outstanding work, that the Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival announces that Richard and Harriett Johnson are retiring after editing this issue. We truly appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Kate Johnson will be the new editor, starting with the January 2019 issue. We will have more information about Kate soon.
Oneonta residents Richard and Harriett Johnson have edited the Guild newsletter since 1995. That year they also had an introduction in-depth to Glimmerglass Opera when they appeared as supernumeraries in Britten’s Paul Bunyan, appropriately cast as old trees. They remain active in Festival activities -- Richard as usher and Harriett at opening performance receptions. In 1998 the company named them Volunteers of the Year, and in 2000 Opera Volunteers International presented them the Partners in Excellence award.