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Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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World class opera

Glimmerglass Opera is marvelous. It is set on a beautiful site on the west side of Otsego Lake, The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cooperstown, New York
World Class Opera in the Summer

Excellent world class performances each summer. International visitors and those from all over the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
angus m
Cooperstown, New York
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A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sweeney todd” (9 reviews)
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glimmerglass Opera is marvelous. It is set on a beautiful site on the west side of Otsego Lake, The opera house is open air and has great acoustics. Truly an experience that you do not want to miss if you are in the area. For...More

Thank maggiem1947
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent world class performances each summer. International visitors and those from all over the U.S. come to Glimmerglass to experience the best summer opera in the northeast. Easy to get to about 8 miles up the lake from Cooperstown, the summer venue is first class....More

Thank angus m
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was surprised that such a fine caliber of opera could be found in little ol' Upstate New York. This year their schedule ranged from classic opera like La Boheme to rare performances like The Thieving Magpie. I saw them all. The setting is gorgeous...More

Thank MsCoop59
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Sweeney Todd achieved a goal for me - finally going to Glimmerglass. Should not have waited so long. The venue is lovely - I'll do a picnic lunch next time! The performance was great - I'm a Sweeney addict and this one had the best...More

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 1 September 2016

If it's any indication, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the audience the night that I saw La boheme. She had also given a talk on opera the day before, so this is a pretty serious place when it comes to opera. I've...More

Thank elleng
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Always enjoy the wonderful performances here ~ very comfortable and lovely surroundings! Great way to spend a wonderful afternoon or evening! So many talented people collaborating to create fabulous productions : )

Thank Irish1210
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This year, 2016, from La Boheme to Sweeney Todd to Magpie to The Crucible, Glimmerglass is a must. You are in for a treat with the artists, costumes and amazing sets! Order the picnic meal and enjoy a glass of wine ...... Or bring your...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My friend who invited me has a season ticket in the front row but because of an injury I could not handle the steps going down and the handicapped people have to sit in the very back. It would help if they had a ramp...More

Thank Princessia
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We visited the Cooperstown area expressly to attend a performance of La Boheme at Glimmerglass. The performance itself did not disappoint, in fact, it was one of the best performances of this opera that I have seen. The singers were amazing, approaching world-class and the...More

Thank Mary E
GlimmerglassFestival, Public Relations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for joining us at The Glimmerglass Festival, and thank you for taking the time to describe your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the production of La boheme! The theater is not climate controlled, and we did have...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I subscribe to a local opera company but decided to make the drive to Glimmerglass to see La Boheme which I had never seen before on a Tuesday night. It was a wonderful production! The singing and scenery were top notch. One of the complimentary...More

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I have ticket for "La Boheme" for Sat, 13th. What time does matinee start?
13 August 2016|
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Response from hobbsn | Reviewed this property |
It started at 1.30 pm when we were there in July.
I'd like a schedule of shows available may thru June 2015 Could you send me a brochure for this season please?7
16 March 2015|
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Response from GlimmerglassFestival | Property representative |
The 2015 Glimmerglass Festival runs July 10 through August 23. The company will present "Moonshine Revelers and Shades of Night" on Saturday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Hall. Company members will perform excerpts from... More
We have tickets for two performances at Glimmerglass in August 2015 and would like recommendations of convenient places to stay. We prefer not to drive too far in the dark!
26 January 2015|
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Response from GlimmerglassFestival | Property representative |
The Glimmerglass Festival has a listing of accommodations on its website under "Your Visit" and "Prepare." The establishments are listed in order of distance from the opera house. I hope that helps!