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Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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This was our 3rd trip to Glimmerglass and it was as good as the first time! We came to see... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Teresa K
Raleigh, North Carolina
Opera as it is Heard in Italian Theaters

The chance to hear opera in a small theater that is like the best 18th-century European opera... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
New York City, New York
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A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was our 3rd trip to Glimmerglass and it was as good as the first time! We came to see Oklahoma!, what a top notch production. We stayed for Standing Room seats for Porgy and Bess AND got seated for the performance-YES!!!!! Glimmerglass truly is...More

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The chance to hear opera in a small theater that is like the best 18th-century European opera houses is a rare treat.

Thank bradleybrookshire
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What a joy to find such talent! We saw Porgy and Bess, outstanding production - sold out - and Oklahoma, also outstanding! Cooperstown is fortunate to have this marvelous facility every summer offering an outstanding selection.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Glimmerglass has been a summer Mecca for opera buffs, great performers,and young artists alike. This was our sixth summer here in Cooperstown. And it did not disappoint. Two season highlights...an authentic and brilliant Porgy and Bess conducted by John Demain who lives and breathes Porgy...and...More

Thank Lynnifred55
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This opera company does excellent productions in a very appealing space. Great location on the north end of the lake. I saw Donizetti's THE SIEGE OF CALAIS, which was the American premiere altho it was written in 1836. This opera should have repeat performances --...More

Thank brasilerio2010
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have been to the opera at Glimmerglass for 10-15 years, Since the new director has joined (Francesca Zambello) they have put on one great American musical, ab opera that is rarely performed, and two standard operas. Their programming has gone from strength to strength...More

Thank annbury
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Glimmerglass hosted a wonderful production of the Siege of Calais, which we just attended this Thursday. For the most part, the artists were very accomplished and the orchestra excellent also. The venue is just so charming with great acoustics and set in a lovely parklike...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We attended the production of "Oklahoma!" and were overwhelmed by the quality of the singing voices. On a scale of 1-10, we give the singing a 12. However, we were underwhelmed by the acting, which we give a 6. With the talent on that stage,...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival is a rare gem, tucked away in central NYS near Cooperstown. Its production of Porgy and Bess is exquisite on many levels, from the orchestra to the designers and directors. The singers/actors are superb.

Thank denise g
Reviewed 6 August 2017

American premiere of Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais. Opera drama about an incident from the Hundred Years' War (14th cent.) was updated to present day, any war-torn country. Staging, by Francesca Zambello, made perfect sense of the drama, and super-titles wisely omitted references to France or...More

Thank dickliberty
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8 August 2017|
Response from denise g | Reviewed this property |
The Festival program states the opera will be performed in the main opera house.
8 August 2017|
Response from maggiem1947 | Reviewed this property |
It is at the Opera House.
13 August 2016|
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Response from hobbsn | Reviewed this property |
It started at 1.30 pm when we were there in July.