A Gilbert & Sullivan classic combining soaring vocal lines and slapstick comedy. This colorful, family-friendly musical features elegant Victorian ladies, an aristocratic band of pirates stuck in perpetual adolescence, and a modern major general.
July 22 - August 20
The Festival invites you to immerse yourself in myth, mystery, and adventure as the repertory for the 2024 season explores the connection between identity and illusion. Mainstage productions will include Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree.
The 2024 Festival will also feature the world premiere of the youth opera Rumpelstiltskin and the Unlovable Children by Jens Ibsen and Cecelia Raker and an exciting new works initiative called Project Pipeline. Curated by Artistic & General Director Rob Ainsley, Project Pipeline will give voice to rising artists while giving patrons an inside glimpse at the creative process.
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When passions ignite among a troupe of traveling players, the offstage drama spills into the performance in this new production of Pagliacci. Ruggero Leoncavallo’s comedy/thriller, inspired by a true crime report, contains two complete and overlapping stories in one compact work: a farce performed by a troupe of “pagliacci,” or clowns, and an all-too-real drama of jealous love.
La Calisto was conceived to deliver maximum entertainment to its discerning Venetian public, resulting in a hilarious caper full of mistaken identities, raunchy trysts, and celestial magic.
Elizabeth Cree is a work that combines the factual with the fictive and the historical with the imaginary. Initially written for a small chamber ensemble, Elizabeth Cree will be performed with an expanded string complement at Glimmerglass.
With a modern take on the fairytale classic exploring how our chosen family can help us reach even our most unconventional dreams.
Experience an extraordinary evening of music led by our 2024 Artist-in-residence, Tara Erraught. Together with Young Artists, Erraught will guide this intimate concert that promises an immersive journey through diverse musical landscapes.
Join us for an exclusive first showing of The House on Mango Street, an opera in its developmental stages.
Enjoy dinner, drinks, and conversation with friends and artists from the 2024 Festival. The Horned Dorset will cater all Festival Dinners.
Get a sneak peek of the 2025 Festival season from Artistic & General Director Rob Ainsley and members of the 2024 Young Artists Program while you enjoy a delicious brunch catered by The Horned Dorset.
Join us for an evening honoring Elizabeth M. Eveillard and Sherwin M. Goldman at the 2024 Glimmerglass Festival Gala!