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Past Seasons

Building on a rich tradition of innovation

Glimmerglass is recognized for its innovative productions and unique location. Since its opening in 1987, the Alice Busch Opera Theater has been home to many new and world-premiere productions.

Glimmerglass has presented co-productions of some our best-loved repertory with other national and international opera companies. The company has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with New York City Opera, and cooperative projects with Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North (UK), Norwegian Opera and more. 

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* World Premiere
** American Premiere
*** American Professionally-Staged Premiere
**** World Premiere Production
Concert performance 

2013
The Flying Dutchman, Wagner
Camelot, Lerner and Loewe
Stabat Mater, Pergolesi
the little match girl passion, David Lang
King for a Day, Verdi

2012
Aida, Verdi
The Music Man, Meredith Willson
Armide, Lully
Lost in the Stars, Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson
2012 Special Events

2011
Carmen, Bizet
Medea, Cherubini
Annie Get Your Gun, Berlin
Later the Same Evening, Musto/Campbell
A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck, Tesori/Kushner


2010
Tosca, Puccini
The Tender Land, Copland
The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
Tolomeo, Handel 

2009
La Traviata, Verdi
La Cenerentola, Rossini
The Consul, Menotti
Dido and Aeneas, Purcell 
 
2008
Kiss Me, Kate, Porter
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Handel
Das Liebesverbot, Wagner
(American Fully-Staged Premiere)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn† 

2007
Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach
Orphée et Eurydice, Gluck/Berlioz
Orphée, Philip Glass
L’Orfeo, Monteverdi
L’Anima del Filosofo, Haydn†

2006
The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert & Sullivan
The Barber of Seville, Rossini
The Greater Good, Hartke & Littell*
Jenufa, Janácek 

2005
Così Fan Tutte, Mozart
Lucie de Lammermoor, Donizetti
Le Portrait de Manon, Massenet
La Voix Humaine, Poulenc
Death in Venice, Britten

2004
La Fanciulla del West, Puccini
Patience, Gilbert & Sullivan
Imeneo, Handel
The Mines of Sulphur, Bennett***

2003
Don Giovanni, Mozart
Bluebeard, Offenbach
Orlando, Handel
The Good Soldier Schweik, Kurka

2002
Pagliacci, Leoncavallo
Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni
Little Women, Adamo
Orlando Paladino, Haydn
Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc

2001
L'Étoile, Chabrier
Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
Agrippina, Handel
The Rape of Lucretia, Britten

2000
La bohème, Puccini
The Glass Blowers, Sousa
Salome, R. Strauss
Acis and Galatea, Handel
 

1999
The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
Rigoletto, Verdi
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Monteverdi
Central Park, Beaser/McNally; Drattell/Wasserstein; Torke/Gurney*

1998
Falstaff, Verdi
Tosca, Puccini
The Mother of Us All, Thomson
Partenope, Handel


1997
Madama Butterfly, Puccini
Iphigénie en Tauride, Gluck
L'Italiana in Algeri, Rossini
Of Mice and Men, Floyd

1996
Lizzie Borden, Beeson
Don Pasquale, Donizetti
La Finta Giardiniera, Mozart
La Calisto, Cavalli

1995
The Yeomen of the Guard, Gilbert & Sullivan
Don Giovanni, Mozart
Paul Bunyan, Britten
Tamerlano, Handel

1994
Iolanthe, Gilbert & Sullivan
L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi
Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini

1993
Così Fan Tutte, Mozart
Le Comte Ory, Rossini
The Midnight Angel, Carlson/Beagle****
Werther, Massenet

1992
The Magic Flute, Mozart
The Secret Marriage, Cimarosa
The Turn of the Screw, Britten

1991
The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan
Il Re Pastore, Mozart***
Fidelio, Beethoven

1990
La bohème, Puccini
Intermezzo, R. Strauss
Albert Herring, Britten

1989
A Question of Taste, Schuman*
The Mighty Casey, Schuman
La Traviata, Verdi
Mr. Jericho, Greenbank and Ford**
H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan
Albert Herring, Britten

1988
Don Giovanni, Mozart
The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Offenbach
Beatrice and Benedict, Berlioz

1987
Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert & Sullivan
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Britten

1986
La Cenerentola, Rossini
The Mighty Casey, Schuman
Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
The Pearl Fishers, Bizet

1985
The Bartered Bride, Smetana
Così Fan Tutte, Mozart
Falstaff, Verdi

1984
The Student Prince, Romberg
Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss
Carmen, Bizet

1983
Rigoletto, Verdi
The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart
The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan

1982
Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II
Don Pasquale, Donizetti
Madame Butterfly, Puccini

1981
H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan
Manon Lescaut, Puccini
Gallantry, Moore
Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein
The Impresario, Mozart

1980
The Gypsy Baron, J. Strauss II
The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart

1979
The Merry Widow, Lehár
The Barber of Seville, Rossini

1978
The Telephone/The Medium, Menotti
Martha, Flotow

1977
The Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach
Tosca, Puccini

1976
La Traviata, Verdi
Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni
Pagliacci, Leoncavallo 
 
1975
La bohème, Puccini