We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glimmerglass Opera

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-547-2255
Website
Description: A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative...
A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 147 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The best part of Cooperstown in the Summer

I have been attending the Glimmerglass Opera since the latte seventies. It has been the premier place for outstanding young talent coupled with seasoned professional on par with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Gary K
,
Cooperstown, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cooperstown, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been attending the Glimmerglass Opera since the latte seventies. It has been the premier place for outstanding young talent coupled with seasoned professional on par with the best Opera Houses anywhere. This year's production of the Magic Flute is a case in point. Do not miss this production!! Brilliantly staged and sung in English (okay, I prefer my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Glimmerglass Festival can be a whole day event. Come early for the Saturday matinee to take part in the FREE Backstage Tour. Very informative and you even get to get on stage! When that's complete, enjoy the food and beverages for sale or sit at a table and enjoy a picnic lunch you brought yourself. Next is a preshow... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As opera lovers, we feel lucky to have this festival in New York. We usually plan our trips to include 3 performances and this year was no different. All three were excellent: beautifully staged and sung. The pre-performance talks were well worth attending, particularly the one before Cato in Utica. The campus has been fixed up and is even more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GlimmerglassFestival, Public Relations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are so glad to hear you appreciate the updates we've made on campus and that you enjoy the pre-performance lectures. More 

New York
Level Contributor
83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I had been long-time subscribers to the NYC opera at Lincoln Center until a new artistic (?) director moved them from viability to bankruptcy in three years. We had heard about Glimmerglass, but it’s a long schlep from Long Island to Cooperstown to see a show. But this year we decided to take three days to see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GlimmerglassFestival, Public Relations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera, responded to this review

We are so glad you made the trip! Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great to hear from first-time attendees, and we are so glad the information you received in advance was helpful. We hope to welcome you back next year! More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Glimmerglass is a major, non-big-city opera company that offers four productions a year established and up-and-coming opera stars. The 900 seat opera house is situated exquisitely, and the acoustics are superb. It's about 3 miles to the village of Cooperstown, which is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame (and as a result is chock-filled with parents and kids from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've been a fan of the Rodgers & Hammerstein show Carousel for years, but I never had the opportunity to see it performed live. A friend of mine happened to discover that Glimmerglass was mounting a production of it. I'd never heard of Glimmerglass and couldn't imagine it would be a superlative performance, but it wasn't too expensive so I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GlimmerglassFestival, Public Relations Manager at Glimmerglass Opera, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at the Festival. We are so glad to hear you had a nice time and that the pre-performance talk proved informative. We hope to welcome you back for the summer of 2015 as we celebrate our 40th anniversary with mainstage productions of Mozart's "The Magic Flute, Verdi's "Macbeth,... More 

Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been taking friends here every year, for about 3 or 4 years now, and I really try to make it an annual outing, for at least one show. It's such a convenient and affordable way to see world-class opera (in person, not in the movie theaters) without going to NYC. I live in Rochester, which is only 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The highlight was Ariadne auf Naxos with Christine Goerke in the lead, currently the best in the world in this part. Also worthwhile were a Goerke concert featuring young artists and apprentices from the company and The Young Artists Bel Canto concert. The loser was Madama Butterfly, of which Act I was so awful that we left after it, so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niceville, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

to the superb productions, great performances ...lovely setting. Can hardly wait for THE MAGIC FLUTE next year!!!! We saw Carousel and Madame Butterfly!. Excellent singers, orchestra, direction, and we loved the beautiful ballet that was added to the ending of Carousel...pleasant surprise. Butterfly had a strong voice and was able to project herself ...her son was a real scene stealer.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We saw the musical, "Carousel" and the opera, "Madame Butterfly;" both were terrific. The orchestra was phenomenal. At intermission, we were told there were "food trucks" where we could get something to eat. We found one, under a small canopy, making crepes, on the far perimeter of the property with no lights. More choices, near to the actual theater would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Glimmerglass Opera also viewed

 

Been to Glimmerglass Opera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Glimmerglass Opera

Address: 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
Phone Number: +1 607-547-2255
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Glimmerglass Opera and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Glimmerglass Opera staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?