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Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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Best summer theater in the country, hands down.

Glimmerglass is a top of the top of the line opera company. We don't do opera, but every year they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing performances - Oklahoma! and Porgy and Bess

My wife and I saw Oklahoma! and Porgy and Bess. Very different shows, but each was wonderful. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom L
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A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
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7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Glimmerglass is a top of the top of the line opera company. We don't do opera, but every year they do one or two Broadway shows as well. This year it is Oklahoma; not one of my faves, but they did such a great job,...More

Thank mkarpoff
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I saw Oklahoma! and Porgy and Bess. Very different shows, but each was wonderful. We were particularly impressed with Porgy and Bess, which was crisply directed and powerfully performed. We attended pre-performance discussions for both shows. The discussions were both informative and...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 week ago

as in O K L A H O M A. Went to see a production of Oklahoma...the classic musical. Venue was absolutely beautiful, but for the life of me I cannot figure out why there is no A/C. We were there on a relatively comfortable...More

Thank SirVayR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Glimmerglass Opera for the first time this year. We heard Donizetti's "Siege of Calais" and Handel's "Xerxes." If we had taken the most direct route it would have been a 4-hour drive from our apartment in NYC. We had never been...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place! We saw two productions over 2 days and the quality is unbelievable. Take a picnic, enjoy the outdoors before the performance. The performance is just amazing.

Thank shelley c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house itself is less than perfect. The sight lines are generally good, as are the acoustics, However, on a hot afternoon it can become almost stifling in the balcony and uncomfortably warm in the orchestra, When the temperature drops, the house can become disagreeably...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure to find this fabulous place in the middle of nowhere. It just proves that people will show up for great talent and production. We saw Xerxes on a Monday afternoon. Great singers, orchestra, conductor, lighting, sets, staging, etc. The only drawback is...More

1  Thank tromba61
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am used to New York City attractions and didn't know what to expect here. The production was amazing. It was so better than the Broadway show with Audra McDonald and Nom Lewis. Each of the 35 actors was sensational. I really recommend it to...More

1  Thank passionate-gardener
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  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
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Response from hobbsn | Reviewed this property |
It started at 1.30 pm when we were there in July.
15 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
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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!