Eric Owens has been appointed the Artistic Advisor for the Glimmerglass Festival.
The famed bass-baritone will be consulting closely with the festival’s Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello and Music Director Joseph Colaneri regarding the repertoire and casting. He will also be performing roles on the mainstage in the 2018 and 2019 season.
“I believe passionately in artists continuing their craft while giving back to the industry,” Owens said according to Broadway World. “This new role is a natural progression for me after years of serving as chair of the Glimmerglass Artistic Advisory Board, and I’m particularly looking forward to working with Francesca at Glimmerglass where they work very hard to nurture their artists and to use their art to stir conversations in the community and beyond.”
Owens debuted with the company back in 2001 in a production of Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia.” He has also performed in “Lost in the Stars,” “Aida,” and “Macbeth.” He is also the Chairman for the Artistic Advisory Board of the company, which he has held since 2014.
This year’s festival will feature a plethora of works including “Porgy and Bess,” “Oklahoma!,” “Xerxes,” “The Siege of Calais,” and “Scalia / Ginsburg,” among others.