Baseball and operaintersect annually in Cooperstown with The GlimmerglassFestival and the Baseball Hall of Fame both drawing thousands of fans to Central New York.
Emmy Award-winner Mark Schubin will discuss the connection between the two beloved institutions on Saturday, Aug. 2 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at a 2014 Glimmerglass Festival event.
Schubin’s 90-minute presentation, entitled “Mark Schubin on Baseball and Opera,” is co-presented with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youths and are available at www.glimmerglass.org.
Schubin will discuss the shared interests of Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb andBabe Ruth and musical legends Lauritz Melchior and Riccardo Muti. The relationship between baseball and opera dates back well into the 19th centurywhen the first operas using a baseball theme were composed. Members of thecompany’s Young Artists Program, the apprenticeship for emerging performers, will perform baseball-themed music as part of the program.
The Glimmerglass Festival was founded in 1975 and presents an annual season of operas and musical theater at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, located about eight miles north of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.