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Glimmerglass Opera

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Address: 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
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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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World Class Opera in the Summer

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... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
angus m
Cooperstown, New York
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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed November 9, 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. Get a beer or wine at intermission and enjoy the open air atmosphere (complete with... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed September 13, 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 too! It's a rare combination.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 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 staging of Act One closing I've ever seen.

Thank Geoffrey E
Sudbury, MA
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Reviewed September 1, 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 seen two shows there now. It's a beautiful, partially open air space, so it's a... More 

Thank elleng
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Reviewed August 28, 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
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Reviewed August 28, 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 own. It is a magical afternoon or evening ... Want a preview lecture or how... More 

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed August 27, 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 or handicapped accessibility to the front row. Also lots of cigarette smoke drifts into the... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 26, 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 production was fresh and approachable. The venue presents some issues starting with the insufficient number... More 

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

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 a very warm summer this year. We work to keep the fans as high as... More 

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Reviewed August 24, 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 blankets came in handy after intermission when it got a bit chilly. Parking was easy... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

World class operas and musicals in the summertime in upstate New York are always thrilling. Fabulous sets and singers, many extra events and lectures. Beautiful theater with screens open to the outside, but it can get too warm when the sides are shuttered for the performances. Summer attire, doesn't have to be fancy. Food for sale on the premises, as... More 

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