While we may not be together this summer due to the postponement of our 2020 Festival Season to 2021, it doesn’t mean we will stop entertaining you. It does mean that we get a whole extra year to celebrate our milestone 10th Anniversary Season.
We’ve created Glow Online so we can continue to provide the kind of experience you’ve come to expect from us: thoughtful, innovative and authentic, with a focus on fostering empathy and understanding. Join us for digital programming that offers an intimate view into the lives of the artists who make up Glow and celebrates our rich history as South Carolina’s only opera and musical theatre company.
National Opera Week
Opera Week is an annual celebration of opera nationwide! Glow Lyric Theatre is South Carolina’s only professional and self-producing opera company, so we’re celebrating in a big way! From October 25-30, Glow is sharing specially crafted material on our Facebook and Instagram for free so that everyone has the opportunity to experience opera.
Programming will be posted on Glow’s Facebook and Instagram Pages
Opera Fans’ Poll- All Day
Answer questions about your love and experience of opera. Your answers may be featured on Glow’s Opera Advocacy Day posts!
Opera Bites: Tosca 8pm
Get swept away to Rome with aria and duet selections from Tosca featuring our 2021 cast.
Director’s Chat: Opera at Glow 12pm
An enlightening video diving into Glow’s unique approach to producing opera in the 21st Century. Narrated by Executive Director, Christian Elser.
Opera Bites: Roméo et Juliette 8pm
Relive the passionate opening prologue from Glow’s 2016 production featuring the full cast.
Gratitude Tuesday with Hugo Vera 12pm
In this video, Metropolitan Opera tenor and long time Glow performer, Hugo Vera, spreads the thankfulness and spills the details on his performances with Glow.
Director’s Chat: Roméo et Juliette 8pm
Ever wonder how Glow’s artistic visions come to fruition? Enjoy selections from Glow’s archival performance recordings, narrated with interesting facts, quips, and commentary from Artistic Director, Jenna Tamisiea Elser.
Opera According to Puppets at The Children’s Museum 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Relieve stress and release creativity with a fun, socially distanced 30 minute interactive performance by local opera singer and educator, Lindsey Brakhage.
Director’s Chat: Fidelio 8pm
Ever wonder how Glow’s artistic visions come to fruition? Enjoy selections from Glow’s archival performance recordings, narrated with interesting facts, quips, and commentary from Artistic Director, Jenna Elser.
Creator’s Cut: Brandon Graves 12pm
This special edition episode spotlights Festival Manager Brandon Graves and the work it takes to keep Glow’s massive and unique Summer Festival Season running smoothly.
Opera Bites: The Crucible 8pm
Once again experience the artistry and powerful voice of the late opera star, Melissa Parks, as Elizabeth Proctor in Glow’s 2017 production.
Opera Advocacy Day- All Day
Read surprising and personal stories, comments, and insights gathered from the Opera Fans’ Poll.
Opera Bites: La Bohème 8pm
Travel to Cafe Momus with Mimì and Rodolfo in this clip from Glow’s 2014 production, featuring full cast and children’s chorus.
Every other Thursday at 12pm EDT starting September 3
Spotlighting our backstage staff and designers
Each production Glow mounts is original, hand crafted and built by award winning lighting, set, costume, and props designers. Talented staff like our stage manager and festival manager keep all the impressive theatrical elements running smoothly. We’ll “pull back the curtain” and reveal the ins and outs of theatre-making with past Glow designers and staff including personal stories, how their work has evolved over the years, tricks of their trade and DIY moments!
Tales from the Pit
Every other Thursday at 12pm EDT starting September 10th
Showcasing our live musicians
Did you know that Glow is one of the few theatres in the Upstate that has a live orchestra or band for every production? This program features musicians who have played live music with Glow spanning ten years of productions. They’ll share never-before-heard-stories from their time in Glow’s orchestra pit, factoids about their lives as musicians, weird quirks about their instrument and intimate performances!