2016 Festival Mainstage

Experience for yourself all the music, laughter, romance and drama of our 2016 lineup. The 2016 Glimmerglass Festival promises a summer-long celebration of musical hits, breathtaking performances and original productions in our one-of-a-kind, scenic lakeside setting.

La bohème

A new Belle Époque production follows a tightly knit group of young artists through high-spirited hijinks, tender romance and heartbreaking loss. [More Information]

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Sweeney Todd

Sondheim's "musical thriller" tells a story of obsession and revenge, spiced with a measure of black humor. This Tony and Olivier award-winning score is driving, wistful, funny and touching. [More Information]

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The Thieving Magpie

Everyone seems to be in love with Ninetta, but when she takes the blame for a theft perpetrated by a bird, her life is turned upside down. This rarely heard comic opera boasts a dazzling score and sensational situations. [More Information]

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The Crucible

Arthur Miller's chilling dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials (an allegory of McCarthyism), is the basis for Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera. [More Information]

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Springfield Appreciation Concert

The Glimmerglass Festival previews its 2016 season, with proceeds benefitting the Springfield Center Fourth of July committee. [More Information]

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Close-Up on The Crucible: Eric Schneiderman & Faith Gay

Join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Faith Gay and friends for a lively discussion of the Salem witch trials, the "Red Scare" that inspired Arthur Miller's theatrical depiction in The Crucible, and other "trial by fire" moments in American history. [More Information]

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Stephen Sondheim in Conversation with Jamie Bernstein

The award-winning composer of Sweeney Todd joins Jamie Bernstein for a special conversation about his work and life in the theater. [More Information]

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Christine Goerke Master Class

2014 Artist in Residence Christine Goerke presents a public master class with members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

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Stephanie Blythe in Concert

Stephanie Blythe makes her Glimmerglass debut with a concert that features the song cycle Vignettes: Ellis Island by Alan Louis Smith, who accompanies her, as well as selections from her new sing-along program Sing, America! [More Information]

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At This Moment: Jay Hunter Morris

Jay Hunter Morris, 2016 Artist in Residence, shares some of his musical inspirations — guitar, jazz, Wagner, Puccini and more. [More Information]

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Jamie Barton in Concert

Jamie Barton follows a selection of art songs with a presentation of Bon Appetit!, Lee Hoiby's one-woman opera inspired by Julia Child. [More Information]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Back by popular demand, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to delight Glimmerglass audiences by sharing her passion for opera and her perspective on law in the arts. [More Information]

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Box Office Hours

June-Aug: Mon-Fri 9-6
       June: Sat – 9-2
July-Aug: Sat 9-6, Sun 9-2
Sep-May: Mon-Fri 10-5

Ticket Kiosk at the Theater

July – Aug. (on show dates): Open 90 minutes prior to the start of mainstage performances.