Your Visit

See for yourself why there’s no place quite like Glimmerglass.

The Festival attracts an international audience to the scenic Cooperstown area for an experience that’s unique in the realm of opera. The talent of singers, directors, designers and staff from around the world converges in the intimacy of the Alice Busch Opera Theater to produce world-class opera and music theater. 

Glimmerglass Experience

When world-class artists come together in the intimate Alice Busch Opera Theater, magic happens. Join us at our lakeside theater for innovative productions of opera and musical theater.


We look forward to welcoming you at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Arriving at The Glimmerglass Festival on the scenic shore of Otsego Lake is part of the experience. Feel free to peruse the website to assist in your travel and accommodations plans.

The Area

We encourage our patrons to take advantage of area's many cultural attractions, museums, galleries, parks, camp grounds, restaurants, shops and antique dealers. You’ll be delighted by all you find.

Opera 101

The Glimmerglass Festival welcomes new opera goers with open arms. If you will be joining us for the first time, read through some brief information to help you prepare for your Glimmerglass experience.


My goal is to have a variety of offerings, so you can come to a concert or reading in the afternoon, have a picnic, go to the opera and then stay afterward for a cabaret."
– Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director