2018 Festival

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Subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets go on sale to the public January 29, 2018.

West Side Story

The Glimmerglass Festival will open its 2018 season with a production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. This hip, urban take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will feature the original Jerome Robbins choreography. [More Information]

The Barber of Seville

With its famed overture that inspired the appropriately named cartoon “Rabbit of Seville” from Looney Tunes, the opera tells the story of Count Almaviva, a young nobleman who allies with Figaro, the titular barber, in order to woo Rosina. [More Information]

The Cunning Little Vixen

In this fresh look at Janácek’s woodland fable, a forester, sung by Eric Owens, stumbles upon a vixen cub and takes her home. Both have their assumptions about the world challenged. [More Information]

Silent Night

Observing the centenary of the end of World War I, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night will take the stage, telling the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 when Scottish, French and German soldiers came together in the holiday spirit during a legendary ceasefire. [More Information]

Thomas Hampson

American baritone Thomas Hampson will premiere a theatrical performance exploring the American experience that will then travel to all 50 states. [More Information]

Rosanne Cash

An intimate evening of songs and stories by Rosanne Cash that draws from her rich and distinctive connection to the musical legacy of the American South. [More Information]

Eric Owens

Join acclaimed bass-baritone and company Artistic Advisor Eric Owens for "Over There," an afternoon of songs offering a tribute to veterans. [More Information]

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, makes her debut Glimmerglass appearance offering a wide-ranging talk on August 17. [More Information]

Odyssey | Youth Opera

Odyssey is an action-packed retelling of a hero’s journey homeward, which feature sthe Glimmerglass Festival Youth Chorus and members the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

Trouble in Tahiti

Leonard Bernstein's one-act send-up of the suburban American dream features members of the Young Artists Program. [More Information]

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends

New Worlds stems from Bill Murray and Jan Vogler’s curiosity in each other’s artistic worlds, and mixes the two together. The performance mixes readings and performances of works by Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Gershwin and Foster, among others. [More Information]


A series dedicated to exploring topics related to the current Festival through performances paired with discussions with eminent scholars. [More Information]