“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 are grateful 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

2022 Carmen

July 16, 2022 – August 21, 2022

The title character of Carmen is at once familiar and inscrutable — an outsider who acknowledges no law but her own.

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Production photo of The Sound of Music featuring the von Trapp family in a row climbing what appears to be a mountain.

2022 The Sound of Music

July 8, 2022 – August 19, 2022

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.

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photograph of the production of Holy Ground

2022 Double Bill

July 29, 2022 – August 20, 2022

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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2022 Tenor Overboard

July 19, 2022 – August 18, 2022

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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Portrait of Alyson Cambridge. Photo: Enrique Vega Studio

2022 The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

August 15 – 16, 2022

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 Alyson Cambridge.

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2022 The Jungle Book

August 4 – 8, 2022

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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On Trac|<

On Trac|< is a short film that looks at the intersection of human existence and machine acceleration in rural America.

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Watch a 60-second recap of the 2022 Festival.

Watch On Trac|<

On Trac|< is a short film that looks at the intersection of human existence and machine acceleration in rural America.

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