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Glimmerglass Opera

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Address: 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
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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Something To Sing About!!!

Always enjoy the wonderful performances here ~ very comfortable and lovely surroundings! Great way to spend a wonderful afternoon or evening! So many talented people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 : )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not an opera buff. I know very little about opera. Regardless, I just returned home from my first visit to Glimmerglass, and I want to tell you that the place is magic. On a summer's eve, people sit at picnic tables, sharing fare from home, or purchased there, with a bottle of NY state wine. Ladies in their... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Glimmerglass experience! We look forward to welcoming you back year after year. More 

Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their La Boheme was spectacular. I've seen it many times including the Met but Mimi's voice was gorgeous. The rest of the cast was also terrific. It's a beautiful setting. The seats are well angled so you can see from anywhere. Wonderful venue for theatre and opera. Glimmerglass duck is cute but not sure his significance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been looking for "something to do on the way" between Boston and Niagara, and happened upon the Glimmerglass festival. We are not inexperienced in opera and musical theatre, so were intrigued that on the night we were travelling there was a clearly operatic production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd on offer. We were very, very happy with our experience.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glimmerglass presents fabulous opera. Regrettable, they don't have an Italian one ever year--have no idea why not. Great production!

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