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The Glimmerglass Festival

This internationally acclaimed summer opera festival presents both familiar and rarely performed operas in a magnificent setting overlooking Otsego Lake. Previews, meet-the-performers, tours, picnic meals on spacious lawns add to a "Night at the Opera."

2016 Season

The following have been announced for the 2016 season! The productions will run in repertory July 8 through August 27, 2016 with more details and show times to follow soon.

Season:
  • July - August
Town of Springfield Appreciation Concert & Glimmerglass Festival 2016 Preview
July 2, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival will host a Town of Springfield Appreciation Concert on Saturday, July 2, at 3 p.m. in the company's Alice Busch Opera Theater. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Springfield 4th of July Committee, which celebrates...

Time: 3:00 pm
La Boheme at Glimmerglass Festival
July 8, 2016, July 17, 2016, July 24, 2016, July 26, 2016, July 28, 2016, August 1, 2016, August 6, 2016, August 9, 2016, August 11, 2016, August 13, 2016, August 19, 2016, August 22, 2016, August 27, 2016

A new Belle Époque production follows a tightly knit group of young artists through high-spirited hijinks, tender romance and heartbreaking loss.

"We've chosen the colorful backdrop of Belle Époque Paris, a milieu teeming with artists and...

Time: Event Times Vary; Please see website
Opening Night Dinner with Artists at The Glimmerglass Festival
July 8, 2016

Dine with Glimmerglass Festival artists, friends and enthusiasts over dinner at the Pavilion

Admission $45.00

Time: 6:00pm
Sweeny Todd at Glimmerglass Festival
July 9, 2016, July 18, 2016, July 22, 2016, July 30, 2016, August 4, 2016, August 6, 2016, August 13, 2016, August 15, 2016, August 21, 2016, August 23, 2016, August 26, 2016

Sondheim's "musical thriller" tells a story of obsession and revenge, spiced with a measure of black humor. The Tony and Olivier award-winning score is driving, wistful, funny and touching, with such numbers as "Johanna," "The Worst Pies in London," "...

Time: Performance times vary by day, please visit website
The Thieving Magpie at Glimmerglass Festival
July 16, 2016, July 25, 2016, July 29, 2016, August 7, 2016, August 12, 2016, July 26, 2014, August 16, 2016, August 20, 2016, August 25, 2016

Everyone seems to be in love with Ninetta, but when she takes the blame for a theft perpetrated by a bird, her life is turned upside down. This rarely heard comic opera boasts a dazzling score and sensational situations.

"Rossini's The...

Time: Performance times vary, please check website

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7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
607/547-0700

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