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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 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
Glimmerglass Festival - Hall of Fame Performance
August 23, 2018
The nation's top young singers present a revue of nostalgic and hilarious songs on playing and loving baseball. Come hear songs about umpires and catchers, rowdy fans, the beauty of the game, and, of...
Location: National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
Time: 2:00pm at the Baseball Hall of Fame
August 23, 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 24, 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 25, 2018
Glimmerglas Festival ShowTalk: Tesori & Thompson Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson will premiere a new opera as part of the 2019 Festival. In conversation with Faith Gay, they discuss their...
Location: Otesaga Resort Hotel
Time: 10:30am at the Otesaga Resort Hotel
August 25, 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 25, 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