The hills are alive with this classic story of Maria, a young woman who leaves the nunnery for a job as a governess for naval captain Georg von Trapp and his seven children.
July 11 - August 25
The Glimmerglass Festival will not host any live performances in summer 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The well-being of the Glimmerglass Festival community has guided our decisions, and always will. In the months ahead, we will redouble our efforts in three key areas: safety, education, and community.
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This summer, we invite you to enjoy Glimmerglass on the Grass, an outdoor festival of 90-minute re-imagined operas and concerts. Festival Squares go on sale March 31, 2021.
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An otherworldly romance full of fairies, demons and princes, Wagner’s seldom produced first opera brings fantasy and whimsy to the stage.
Crusaders and sorcerers converge in the city of Jerusalem in one of Handel’s most famous operas.
Hell hath no fury like the fires that consume abuser and womanizer Don Giovanni in this tale of retribution.
Toast the opening of the Festival with family and friends over a delicious dinner buffet.
This retelling of The Jungle Book offers a fresh look at the story of Mowgli, an endangered human cub who seeks refuge from dangers of the jungle with a pack of wolves.
A brand new adaptation of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
This dramatic song cycle by William Bolcom and Sandra Seaton imagines the experience of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson, through fictional diary entries.
Join the principal artists of the 2020 Festival as they showcase their full range of talents. From tap dancing to solos and sing-alongs, this is a star-studded afternoon full of personality and fun.
Music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands comes to life as eclectic Big Galut(e) presents rollicking Klezmer music with countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.
Grammy Award-winner Isabel Leonard joins the Festival on the mainstage for an afternoon of song.
Acclaimed countertenor John Holiday explores the gospel repertoire in concert.
Join us for a fun sing-along performance of The Sound of Music, featuring William Burden, who plays Captain Georg von Trapp in Glimmerglass’ production.
Grammy Award-winning singer, violinist and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens partners with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi to present a concert featuring works from their new album “there is no Other.”
Introducing a new dramatic song cycle by Laura Karpman and Kelley Rourke.
Attempts at religious extermination form the backdrop to Rinaldo (the Crusades) and The Sound of Music (the Holocaust). As we survey today’s world stage, what lessons can we learn from history?
How does our rekindled sensitivity affect the stories we choose to tell about men, women and sex - like Don Giovanni - and the way we choose to tell them?
The author of Dead Man Walking discusses vocation, activism, and the power of story.