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 and musical theater with a relaxed, casual atmosphere 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.

Scroll below for details on the upcoming Festival. More events and guest appearances will be announced this fall.

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2019 Festival Events

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Show Boat

July 6, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Revolutionary for its exploration of serious themes, Show Boat blends humanity and humor with hit tunes as we follow Cap'n Andy Hawks and his extended family on a journey of love and heartbreak.

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La traviata

July 7, 2019 - August 24, 2019

The Parisian courtesan Violetta leaves a life of extravagance when she falls in love with Alfredo. But soon she is forced to made a terrible choice. With showpiece arias such as "Sempre libera" and its touching story, La traviata is one of the most beloved works in the operatic canon.

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The Ghosts of Versailles

July 13, 2019 - August 23, 2019

In this hilarious nod to The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, the ghost of Marie Antoinette is upset about her untimely ending, so her favorite playwright, Beaumarchais, attempts to amuse her with a new work.

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Blue

July 14, 2019 - August 22, 2019

In Harlem, a black man in a blue police officer's uniform and his wife are tested when they experience an unimaginable loss.

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Noah’s Flood

August 2 - 9, 2019

This charming operatic adaption of a 15th-century play about Noah's Ark stars the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program.

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