“The house is yours.”

This is the phrase exchanged between the house manager and the stage manager before every show. It indicates to the stage manager that the audience is seated and ready to experience the performance. After a long two years, we can’t wait to welcome you back to the theater this summer. The Glimmerglass Festival has always been a home for new and exciting productions of opera and musical theater. Today, the ability of the arts to bring people together and offer a sense of community is more important than ever.

Join us for the theater and the music, but also for the people.

The 2022 Festival is made possible through the support of the following Season Sponsors: Betsy and Ed Cohen, Chris and Bruce Crawford, Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard, Faith E. Gay and Francesca Zambello, Nellie and Robert Gipson, Jacqueline B. Mars, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, Denise Littlefield Sobel.

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2022 Festival Events

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The silhouette of a woman stands at a crossroads.

2022 Double Bill

July 29 – August 20

A double bill: Taking Up Serpents, an original story that calls into question faith, family, and destiny, with shocking results, paired with Holy Ground, a world premiere opera parked at the intersection of satirical fantasy and divine comedy.

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Passenger ship on maiden voyage. M/S Stockholm arrives in the port of New York on march 1 1948 from Gothenburg. People are standing and waving at from the quay.

2022 Tenor Overboard

July 19 – August 18

Famed comic playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You) has written a brand new opera filled to the brim with rare Rossini masterpieces. All aboard the S.S. Lindoro for a voyage full of high spirits, high notes and a boatload of singers, suitors and a glamorous starlet.

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Production photograph of the 2021 production of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

2022 The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

August 15 – 16

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson is a new play by Sandra Seaton with music contributed by Carlos Simon, celebrating the founder of the historic and groundbreaking National Negro Opera Company and starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in the title role.

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illustration by Tharanga Goonetilleke of a young person with long hair snuggling a wolf pup.

2022 The Jungle Book

August 4 – 8

Kamala Sankaram and Kelley Rourke’s retelling of The Jungle Book takes the stage with a new look at the story of Mowgli, a threatened human cub who seeks refuge from dangers of the jungle with a pack of wolves.

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2022 Festival

In the summer of 2022, we return to our theater for productions of classics and new works.

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The Glimmerglass Festival is hiring staff and apprentices for the 2022 Festival.

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