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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Join us in 2020

When you purchase tickets to two or more productions, you save on regularly priced tickets and receive first access to all other shows and events.


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2020 Festival Events

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Woman holds a sheer blanket up as it is caught in the wind with a sense of freedom. Photo: Niki Boon

The Sound of Music

July 11, 2020 - August 25, 2020

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.

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Child wearing a cape in silhouette against a cloudy sunset raises a toy sword. Photo: Lyuba Alex


July 12, 2020 - August 18, 2020

Crusaders and sorcerers converge in the city of Jerusalem in one of Handel’s most famous operas.

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Illustration by Elicia Edijanto of a wolf looking down on a child in silhouette.

The Jungle Book

August 3 - 18, 2020

This retelling of The Jungle Book offers a fresh look at the story of Mowgli, an endangered human cub who seeks refuge from dangers of the jungle with a pack of wolves.

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Person sings with hand on chest. Photo: Connor Lange

Stars’ Night Out

July 20

Join the principal artists of the 2020 Festival as they showcase their full range of talents. From tap dancing to solos and sing-alongs, this is a star-studded afternoon full of personality and fun.

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A panel of four people sits in front of microphones on a stage. Photo: Karli Cadel

Town Hall: Never Again?

August 1, 2020

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?

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