Opera 101

An introduction for new opera goers

The Glimmerglass Festival welcomes new opera goers with open arms. If you will be joining us for the first time, we offer the following information to help you prepare for your Glimmerglass experience. In addition to this introduction and exploring the Frequently Asked Questions page, we recommend you attend one of our free previews which take place one hour prior to every show. Our expert music staff member will take you on an insightful exploration of the work you are about to experience. 
Here is a brief introduction to opera to help you enjoy your first performance.

Remember, a free preview takes place an hour prior to each show. A member of our expert music staff will explore the production you are about to experience.