The hills are alive with this classic story of Maria, a young woman who leaves the nunnery for a job as a governess for naval captain Georg von Trapp and his seven children.
July 11 - August 25
a one-of-a-kind summer destination
We think you’ll agree that The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination, blending world-class opera and musical theater and events with renowned personalities and artists with a relaxed, casual atmosphere in the heart of Central New York.
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An otherworldly romance full of fairies, demons and princes, Wagner’s seldom staged first opera brings fantasy and whimsy to the stage.
Crusaders and sorcerers converge in the city of Jerusalem in one of Handel’s most famous operas.
Hell hath no fury like the fires that consume abuser and womanizer Don Giovanni in this tale of retribution.
A brand new adaptation of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, directed by Eric Einhorn.
This retelling of The Jungle Book casts a girl in the central role of Mowgli, alongside the lovable Baloo and menacing Shere Khan.
Join us for a fun sing-along performance of The Sound of Music, featuring William Burden, who plays Captain Georg von Trapp in Glimmerglass’ production.
Acclaimed countertenor John Holiday explores the gospel repertoire in concert.
Grammy Award-winner Isabel Leonard joins the Festival on the mainstage for an afternoon of song.
This impactful one-woman performance starring Alyson Cambridge recreates the thoughts and feelings of Sally Hemings, a slave of President Thomas Jefferson, through fictional diary entries.
Music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands comes to life as eclectic Big Galut(e) presents rollicking Klezmer music with countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.
Attempts at religious extermination form the backdrop to Rinaldo (the Crusades) and The Sound of Music (the Holocaust). As we survey today’s world stage, what lessons can we learn from history?
How does our rekindled sensitivity affect the stories we choose to tell about men, women and sex - like Don Giovanni - and the way we choose to tell them?
The author of Dead Man Walking discusses vocation, activism, and the power of story.