$20 adults; youth 12 and younger are free*
(limit 4 children per adult)

Kamala Sankaram and Kelley Rourke’s retelling of The Jungle Book finally takes the stage with a new look at the story of Mowgli, a threatened human cub who seeks refuge from dangers of the jungle with a pack of wolves. Should the pack accept Mowgli, even if it means making an enemy of Shere Khan, the lawless tiger? A story of compassion, justice and forgiveness, this operatic version of The Jungle Book draws from Eastern and Western classical music traditions, featuring the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program, with piano accompaniment.

Performed in English.
Run Time: 45 minutes

The Jungle Book is made possible by generous support from Betsy and Ed Cohen, Ann Ziff, Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation, Van Broughton Ramsey and Robert Nelson, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., and The Amphion Foundation.

*Youth Opera Ticket Initiative sponsored by Betsy and Ed Cohen.


Artistic Team

‡ member of the Young Artists Program

Catch a Preview!

Check out this fun-filled companion to the youth opera, The Jungle Book, which premieres this summer on the Glimmerglass stage! This preview features a narrated illustrated children’s book paired with musical excerpts.

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Youth Auditions

The Festival holds annual auditions in the spring for the Youth Opera Program. Information will be posted on this page when it becomes available.