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Glimmerglass Festival Performances

Enjoy World Class Opera Performances Every Summer at Glimmerglass

It wouldn't be summer in Cooperstown without an evening at the opera – and we're fortunate enough to have one of the top opera festivals in the world right in our backyard: the Glimmerglass Festival.

Starting in July and continuing through August, enjoy a variety of original productions and rarely performed operas, in addition to special events and educational seminars that give visitors a glimpse behind the scenes. 

August 17, 2018
Come enjoy a special dinner at Glimmerglass Festival. Get your tickets HERE!
Time: 6:30pm in the Pavilion
August 17, 2018
The Glimmerglass Festival will open its 2018 season with a production of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. This hip, urban take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will feature the original Jerome...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times
August 18, 2018
James B. Stewart, a columnist at The New York Times, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and a professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism, speaks about money and the arts; Young Artists...
Location: Otesaga Resort Hotel
Time: 10:30am at the Otesaga Resort Hotel
August 18, 2018
Join the special Glimmerglass Festival lunch at the beautiful Otesaga Resort Hotel. Get your tickets HERE!
Location: Otesaga Resort Hotel
Time: 12:00pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel
August 18, 2018
Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen makes its Glimmerglass debut in a new production directed by E. Loren Meeker with a new English translation by Kelley Rourke. The production is choreographed by...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times
August 18, 2018
Observing the centenary of the end of World War I, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night will take the stage, telling the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 when...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times
August 19, 2018
Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello previews the 2019 season with members of the Young Artists Program while you enjoy a delicious brunch. Get your tickets HERE!
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: 11:00am in the Pavilion
August 19, 2018
Rossini's comic bel canto masterpiece The Barber of Seville will be presented in a production directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Glimmerglass Festival Music Director Joseph Colaneri....
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times
August 19, 2018
Beloved American baritone Thomas Hampson opens the American Songbook to explore the influential people and monumental events that helped create and define "the land of the free." Guiding the audience...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: 5:15pm in the Alice Busch Opera Theater
August 20, 2018
The Glimmerglass Festival will open its 2018 season with a production of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. This hip, urban take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will feature the original Jerome...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times
August 20, 2018
Glimmerglass Festival Lounge - Trouble in Tahiti Leonard Bernstein's one-act send-up of the suburban American dream features members of the Young Artists Program. Get your tickets HERE!
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: 5:00pm in the Pavilion
August 21, 2018
Observing the centenary of the end of World War I, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night will take the stage, telling the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 when...
Location: Glimmerglass Festival, The
Time: Alice Busch Opera Theater at ticketed times

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