Leadership Circle ($150,000 and above)
• Opportunity to sponsor a production and follow its evolution to opening night
• Season sponsorship opportunities
• Plus all benefits listed below

Chairman’s Circle ($100,000-$149,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor the cast of a production or the orchestra
• Enhanced customized benefits; plus…

President’s Circle ($50,000–$99,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor a performance
• Additional benefits — customized to your interests; plus…

Festival Circle ($25,000–$49,999)
• Special annual sponsorship opportunities
• Assistance obtaining tickets to performances at other opera companies
• 10 tickets in your name to a school of your choice; plus…

Trustees’ Circle ($10,000–$24,999)
• Opportunity to sponsor a principal or Young Artist; plus…


Platinum ($7,500–$9,999)
• Dinner with Francesca Zambello and artists
• Expanded sponsorship opportunities; plus…

Gold ($5,000–$7,499)
• Reserved parking next to the opera house
• 6 invitations to First Performance Cast Parties; plus…

Silver ($2,500 – $4,999)
• 4 invitations to First Performance Cast Parties
• Opportunity to sponsor costumes; plus…

Bronze ($1,000–$2,499)
• Reserved Parking in the lower west lot
• Glimmerglass Intermission Club privileges
• Invitations to National Council gatherings off-season
• Fanfare, our patron newsletter
• Personal assistance with ticketing and lodging; plus…


Guarantor ($500–$999)
• Admission to designated dress rehearsals; plus…

Contributor ($100–$499)
• 10% discount at the Glimmerglass Festival Shop
• Listing in the Festival Program; plus…

Friend (up to $99)
• Advance notice of Glimmerglass Festival events
• Our most sincere thanks

Please call for more details.

Sponsor a production 

Glimmerglass Festival presents four original productions each summer. Since its founding in 1975, Glimmerglass has become a major destination for opera and musical theater lovers around the world, as well as an important training ground for artists, technicians and administrators. Serving up a varied menu of new, little-known and familiar operas in innovative productions, The Glimmerglass Festival engages important directors, designers, and conductors who consistently provide high standards of achievement.

As a production sponsor, you follow the progress of one of four new productions, get to know the creative team, attend rehearsals and be guest of honor on opening night of “your” show.

Full Production Sponsorship: $100,000
Costume Sponsor: Dress a singer in a favorite role $5,000;
Dress an entire cast in a production $40,000
Props or other stage elements: varies per production


The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program is considered one of the finest singer-training programs in America. Sponsors get to know their singers, follow their careers once they leave the program and often stay in touch for years. At this early stage of a singer’s career, being sponsored also provides valuable personal encouragement. Interested sponsors receive information on each class of singers and staff works with the sponsors to match the right talent to the right patron. Individual Young Artist Sponsorships: $10,000


Each season, Glimmerglass engages approximately 60 interns in all areas of company operations, from artistic and administrative to production. Participants are theater arts and administration students and graduates, who receive housing and stipends as well as the invaluable experience of working alongside top industry professionals. Individual Intern Sponsorships: $5,000


With varying experiences ranging from master’s candidates to distinguished sopranos of their generation, each season’s principal artists bring wide-ranging experiences and will further distinguish Glimmerglass as both innovative and dynamic.

Principal Artist Sponsorship: Help underwrite and get to know a lead singer in a favorite role or production. Sponsorship: $25,000

Couples: Each season’s repertory includes productions with classically dynamic couples, a unique and enjoyable way of helping Glimmerglass. Sponsorship: $50,000/couple.


Glimmerglass structures sponsorship opportunities to give companies a high degree of flexibility based on their individual marketing, promotional and/or philanthropic goals. Each sponsor receives a unique package of benefits providing an extensive level of brand exposure throughout the entire event or sponsorship duration. Contact Development Operations Manager Corey Catton at (607) 547-0700 ext. 212 for more information about a Corporate Sponsorship.


Every summer The Glimmerglass Festival hosts more than 33,000 audience members, each of which receives our beautiful complimentary Program during his or her visit. With more than 80 color pages, most people cannot believe this beautiful piece is free, something that would not be possible without the support of our dedicated advertisers.

Filled with insights on the operas and their composers, as well as artist biographies and interviews, this book offers a fantastic resource for audience members and introduces advertisers to our market. Audience members often keep their Programs as beautiful souvenirs and use them as a reference throughout the year and for planning future visits.

Book now to take advantage of our new rate: This year, The Glimmerglass Festival is offering not only an Early Bird Rate, but a Rooster Rate, for those early, early birds! Reserve your ad space by January 1, 2015 to lock in the lowest available advertising rates. Contact Caitlyn Syman at csyman@glimmerglass.org or (607) 547-0700 ext. 205 for more information about advertising opportunities.

We appreciate your support of The Glimmerglass Festival and look forward to assisting you in reaching this community of art lovers!


Every summer, the curtain rises on a great Glimmerglass Festival experience, with innovative productions and exciting performers in our intimate lakeside theater. To sustain great opera and music theater for years to come, we need your help. When you make a charitable contribution to The Glimmerglass Festival through a capital gift or estate plans, you play a leading role in our future. Explore the ways you can give through capital, legacy and endowment giving.