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Glimmerglass Festival

Season:
  • July - August

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."

2017 Season

The following have been announced for the 2017 season! The productions will run in repertory July 7 through August 22, 2017 with more details and show times to follow soon.

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Glimmerglass Festival
General Information:
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY, 13326
607/547-0700
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Xerxes
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Xerxes
July 15, 2017, July 17, 2017, July 20, 2017, August 1, 2017, August 6, 2017, August 12, 2017, August 18, 2017

Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History's fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate...

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The Glimmerglass Festival Presents The Siege of Calais
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents The Siege of Calais
July 16, 2017, July 22, 2017, July 24, 2017, August 4, 2017, August 10, 2017, August 12, 2017, August 15, 2017, August 19, 2017

The story of courage and self-sacrifice in the year-long Siege of Calais during the Hundred Years' War inspired artists from Donizetti to Rodin. Our new production of this rarely-heard Italian bel canto work examines concepts of homeland and heroism...

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The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Porgy and Bess
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Porgy and Bess
July 7, 2017, July 13, 2017, July 18, 2017, July 22, 2017, July 27, 2017, July 29, 2017, July 31, 2017, August 5, 2017, August 7, 2017, August 17, 2017, August 19, 2017, August 21, 2017

Set in Catfish Row by the shores of Charleston, South Carolina, George Gershwin's classic "folk opera" deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess, a young woman whose troubled past threatens to consume...

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The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Oklahoma!
The Glimmerglass Festival Presents Oklahoma!
July 8, 2017, July 14, 2017, July 21, 2017, July 23, 2017, July 25, 2017, July 30, 2017, August 3, 2017, August 5, 2017, August 8, 2017, August 11, 2017, August 14, 2017, August 20, 2017, August 22, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical revolutionized the genre with its closely integrated book and score, in which a diverse assortment of individuals struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. Hit tunes include "...

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Glimmerglass Festival Presents David Sedaris
Glimmerglass Festival Presents David Sedaris
August 21, 2017

Author, humoris and NPR personality David Sedaris reads from his book Theft by Finding (coming June 2017). With a book signing and Q&A.

Time: 6:30pm

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