There’s no place quite like Glimmerglass

It’s where songs sparkle like sun on water, the stars shine bright, and the world stops to listen. 

We think you'll agree that The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination, blending world-class opera with a relaxed, casual atmosphere and a beautiful lakeside setting in the heart of Central New York. The Cooperstown region's welcoming accommodations, delightful dining and fun-filled attractions invite you to extend your visit and explore.

And you’re invited.




Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin's classic folk opera deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess. [More Information]


Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical follows a diverse assortment of individuals as they struggle to create lives for themselves in the newly settled Oklahoma Territory. [More Information]


History's fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty. [More Information]

The Siege of Calais

This new Glimmerglass production of the rarely-heard Italian bel canto work examines concepts of homeland and heroism in a region that continues to be a backdrop for conflict. [More Information]


A one-act comic opera inspired by the opinions of the Justices themselves about law, music and the power of friendship in a divided world. [More Information]

Stephen Schwartz

The award-winning composer-lyricist in an afternoon of stories and songs with members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

David Sedaris

Author and humorist David Sedaris reads from his books. Includes a book signing and Q&A. [More Information]

Wizard of Oz Movie Night

“There’s no place like home.” See the timeless classic on the big screen in the Alice Busch Opera Theater. [More Information]

Second Stages

Stomping Grounds

Stories about race, identity and connection to homeland converge in a newly commissioned piece from Victor Simonson and Paige Hernandez that blends hip-hop, spoken word and opera. [More Information]

Robin Hood

When the law of the land is corrupt, what's an honest citizen to do? Robin Hood follows the struggle of one brave man to remake the world -- and himself. [More Information]


ShowTalk is the company’s series dedicated to exploring topics related to the current Festival through performances paired with discussions with eminent scholars. [More Information]

The Lounge

The Glimmerglass Festival presents performances and events in the Pavilion, located next to the mainstage. [More Information]

2018 Preview and Brunch: Francesca Zambello

Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello will preview the 2018 season with members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum Concerts

Join Glimmerglass Young Artists for a baseball-themed concert at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Standard admission applies. [More Information]



Box Office Hours

Cooperstown at 
18 Chestnut Street 

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.