Explore the creation of Promised Land:  an Adirondack Folk Opera!

This series of Spotlight video stories and exclusive interview clips invites you behind-the-scenes and on the stage, as a work in progress aims to become a full scale opera.


Song Selections

Vote They Will

This song is featured in "Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera," composed by Glenn McClure, under the artistic direction of Helen Demong.... More

Come Up to Timbuctoo

The Northern Lights Choir sings this song, featured in "Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera," composed by Glenn McClure, under the artis... More

Supplemental Interviews


The Adirondack Folk Opera has enjoyed the support of many artists, volunteers, and organizations, too many to be mentioned here. Let it suffice to recognize our institutional partners including, The Northern Lights Choir, Saranac Lake Rotary, Mountain Lake PBS, Paul Smiths College, John Brown Lives, Saranac Lake School District, and our funders including The National Endowment for the Arts, Cloudsplitter Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and many individuals who have believed in our project since its inception. A special thanks goes to Mark Kurtz, Martha Swan, Amy Godine, and Jerry Hacker.

  This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.  

"Spotlight" is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. pearsallfoundation.org "Spotlight" is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music. hillandhollowmusic.org