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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
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
Stephen Sondheim in Coversation with Jamie Bernstein at Glimmerglass Festival
July 30, 2016

The award-winning composer of Sweeney Todd joins Jamie Bernstein for a special conversation about his work and life in the theater, between two performances of his hit musical.

Time: 5:00pm
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
Christine Goerke Master Class at Glimmerglass Festival
July 31, 2016

2014 Artist in Residence Christine Goerke presents a public master class with members of the Young Artists Program.

Time: 4:30pm
Glimmerglass Festival Presents: The Lounge - Stars' Night Out
July 26, 2016, July 28, 2016, August 1, 2016, August 11, 2016

The principal artists of the 2016 Festival present a varied musical program.

Time: Times Vary - Please check website


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

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