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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.

  • July - August
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
Glimmerglass Festival Presents: The Lounge - Perfect Pitch
August 22, 2016, August 25, 2016

A baseball-themed afternoon that will explore the music of America's favorite pastime.

Time: Times Vary - Please check website
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents: An Afternoon with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents: An Afternoon with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
August 26, 2016

Back by popular demand, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to delight Glimmerglass audiences by sharing her passion for opera and her perspective on law in the arts. The program features a lively balance of performance and commentary...

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Sweeney 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 Crucible at Glimmerglass Festival
July 23, 2016, July 31, 2016, August 2, 2016, August 5, 2016, August 8, 2016, August 14, 2016, August 18, 2016, August 20, 2016, August 27, 2016

Arthur Miller's chilling dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials (an allegory of McCarthyism), is the basis for Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.

"The mass hysteria that culminated in the Salem Witch Trials was not, unfortunately...

Time: Times vary - please check website


The Glimmerglass Festival
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7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

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