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Red Scare: “Sweeney Todd” and “The Crucible” at Glimmerglass

Red Scare: “Sweeney Todd” and “The Crucible” at Glimmerglass

A misguided “Sweeney Todd” and an adaptation of “The Crucible” round out a weekend at the Glimmerglass Festival.

Words and Birds: Jamie Barton in Recital and “The Thieving Magpie” at Glimmerglass

Words and Birds: Jamie Barton in Recital and “The Thieving Magpie” at Glimmerglass

Jamie Barton delights in “Bon Appétit!” and Rossini’s “Thieving Magpie” receives an energetic presentation.

The Old Ball and Chain: “Fidelio” and Beethoven Lieder at Caramoor

The Old Ball and Chain: “Fidelio” and Beethoven Lieder at Caramoor

While this performance was cast to perfection from top to bottom, the success of Sunday’s presentation was due in no small part to the incredible Leonore of Elza van den Heever, her first performance of the part.