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.


The 2016 Festival mainstage features new productions of Puccini's La boheme, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Rossini's The Thieving Magpie and Ward's The Crucible, plus events with guests artists like Jamie Barton, Jamie Bernstein, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Christine Goerke, Jay Hunter Morris, Stephen Sondheim, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Deborah Voigt. [More Information]

Second Stages

The Festival hosts concerts, lectures and more in different venues both on- and off-campus. Check out The Lounge series, or the world premiere of the youth opera, Wilde Tales. [More Information]


Enjoy events and activities before and after our mainstage productions, and join friends and artists from the Festival for special meals, to round out your Festival experience. [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.