2015 mainstage

The 40th birthday you won't want to miss

There's something about those big milestone birthdays that make us want to surround ourselves with friends, celebrate past achievements and look forward to all the possibilities of a bright future. Our 40th birthday promises to be a celebration to remember: with original productions of works by opera and musical theater's great composers, many special events and, of course, some birthday surprises.

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The Magic Flute

A new adaptation of Mozart's classic Enlightenment tale takes its inspiration, in part, from the magical qualities of an unspoiled natural landscape. [More Information]


In the first-ever Glimmerglass production of Verdi's powerful Shakespearean drama, Artist in Residence Eric Owens makes his role debut as the title character; Melody Moore returns as his scheming wife. [More Information]

Cato in Utica

Passion and politics collide in Vivaldi's exquisite setting of Metastasio's poetic depiction of Cato the Younger. [More Information]


Funny, fast-moving and philosophical, Bernstein's take on Voltaire's satirical novella includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Glitter and Be Gay." [More Information]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Back by popular demand, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares her passion for opera and unique perspective on law in the arts. [More Information]

Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee in Concert

2015 Artist in Residence Eric Owens, who will star on the mainstage as Macbeth, joins in-demand tenor Lawrence Brownlee in the Alice Busch Opera Theater for a concert they’ve long discussed performing. [More Information]

Deborah Voigt Master Class

Critically acclaimed dramatic soprano, and inaugural Glimmerglass Artist in Residence, is back to work with members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

Young Artists Perform The Magic Flute

A fully staged evening performance of The Magic Flute starring members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

40th Anniversary Concert

Performances by guest artists and Young Artists celebrating Glimmerglass' four-decade milestone. [More Information]

Frederica von Stade Master Class

The renowned mezzo-soprano will impart some of the wisdom she has acquired from her experiences at the top of her craft to members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]


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