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Glimmerglass Opera

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Address: 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-547-2255
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A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative...

A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.

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What an amazing addition to Cooperstown

What a great place! The opera house is so nice. I wished they had air conditioning though. They open the side walls to allow air before show, but it was muggy in there when we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

What a great place! The opera house is so nice. I wished they had air conditioning though. They open the side walls to allow air before show, but it was muggy in there when we went. Amazing place though!??

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Merrick, New York
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The opera house commands a wonderful location and is an impressive building however its lack of air conditioning makes matinee performances torturous experiences. Having heard so much about this opera house we decided to come up for two performances. One was hosted by Justice Ginsberg and while its always wonderful to listen to Justice Ginsberg no matter what she says... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't miss Glimmerglass Opera and its other selections during the summer. The facility is outstanding and the quality of the performance, talent, set and all is brilliant.

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Greene, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've waited way too many years to attend my first opera, 'The Magic Flute' at Glimmerglass. I was not disappointed! Small, intimate venue (less than 1000 seats) comfortable with not a bad seat in the house, IMHO. Tickets are expensive ($122 for orchestra) but you don't have to pay for parking! Dress lightly as there is no air conditioning. The... More 

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GlimmerglassFestival, Public Relations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera, responded to this review

Thank you for your very helpful review! Yes, ticket prices range from $26 to $144, and prices are lower in July. The company also offers several discounts -- educator, military, senior, subscriber, youth, etc. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So this is grand opera! No wonder people love it. We saw the production of Candide, and it was one of the best theatrical experiences I've ever had. Stunning production values, amazing voices (especially Kathryn Lewek at Cunegonde), wonderful acting, not a thing out of place. We have wanted to come to Glimmerglass for years, and this was the perfect... More 

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New Hartford
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently enjoyed a special evening at the opera. Glimmerglass Opera is located in a country Setting just beyond the charming village of Cooperstown. The opera house is built to remind you of a barn. Movel use of motorized walls allows this summer venue to be open to the breezes or closed as necessitated by the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A wonderful festival which my wife and I have attended on a few occasions. The four operas are always diverse and progressive. The singers are nearly all young and on the way up. Their energy is contagious and of high quality. The show that we were wary of turned out to be the hit of the week for us.

Thank HanoiIG
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The setting for Glimmerglass is perfect for a summer getaway. In the rolling hills of the Leatherstocking district of NY State. The music is great and there are pre-opera talks. There is no air conditioning in the building which adds to the summer experience. We saw Candide and Trouble in Tahiti and enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank ChlOe55_10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I've done my time in summer stock, and napped on the lawn at Tanglewood. Glimmerglass is more than worth the trip. Best in class. Cooperstown itself and restaurants are a bit of a hike, but it's a ride down along the lake, and make sure you stay someplace with a view.

Thank David P
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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187 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you have difficulty walking to the opera house from the grassy parking area for disabled guests, there is now a complimentary shuttle service, with the shuttles driven by delightful young women in an internship program. There are also a covered concession stand and a gift shop, welcome additions this season. Four operas are performed each season and it is... More 

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