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2023 Gala │ Beginnings

To benefit the Young Artists and Glimmerglass Apprenticeship Programs

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What to See in 2023

In the summer of 2023, the Festival offers productions of Puccini’s La bohème, Bernstein’s Candide, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Handel’s Rinaldo and a world premiere youth opera, The Rip Van Winkles by Ben Morris and Laura Fuentes. All tickets on sale now!



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On Trac|<

On Trac|< is a short film that looks at the intersection of human existence and machine acceleration in rural America that premiered this summer.

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Our Commitment to Community

We envision a world of opera and the arts in which all people see themselves and their stories reflected, and all have the ability to reach their full potential. We strive to be leaders in the realization of that vision.

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Rob Ainsley, Artistic & General Director

Robert Ainsley joins the Festival as Artistic & General Director. Rob recently served as the Director of the Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artists Program and the American Opera Initiative, where he commissioned, developed, and premiered more than 30 new operas, songs, and more by leading artists.

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