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 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
World-class quality production in tiny Cooperstown

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
aaronclark
,
North Andover, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
North Andover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Saw a fantastic performance of Madame Butterfly. Better than the Boston Lyric in Boston! Go early and have dinner - bring a picnic or buy something on-site. You can also pre-order a meal from Black Cat Cafe, but it is expensive for what you get. The site is gorgeous, so eating outside is a real treat. I recommend that you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central Jersey
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautifully sung performances with excellent staging. The young performers were extremely talented and impeccably trained. Diction was so good that I did not look at the super titles (very unusual for English). The pre-concert talks were informative. We were PERSONALLY welcomed as it was our first visit. The grounds are lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed arriving early for the matinee, purchasing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hartford, NY
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We saw Madame Butterfly this summer and it did not disappoint. Each year we try at least one production at Glimmerglass. It is a charming and intimate setting to see wonderful productions. There is always a new twist to give the productions a more modern feel. And the talent is exceptional. If you like opera....or if you are new to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY,NY USA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We saw Carousel and Ariadne auf Naxos. Both were first rate productions with first rate singers. Christine Goeke in Ariadne was amazing as was Rachel Gilmore as Zerbinetta. 5 1/2 hour bus ride from NYC...but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Generally excellent productions with a very fine orchestra, featuring a mix of world-class artists and a young artist program.

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

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?