The Glimmerglass Opera Festival

Saturdays at 1 p.m. - October/November

The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination for opera lovers and first-timers alike. The scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by myriad concerts, lectures, master classes and more.

The 2016 Glimmerglass Festival offers romance, revenge, comedy and tragedy, plus a wide range of musical and visual styles. In 2016, the company presents three Glimmerglass premieres: Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, or La gazza ladra, and Robert Ward’s The Crucible

PROGRAM #: GLI 16-01
October 29, 2016
OPERA: SWEENEY TODD (in English)
COMPOSER: Stephen Sondheim
LIBRETTO: Hugh Wheeler

PROGRAM #: GLI 16-02
November 5, 2016
OPERA: THE THIEVING MAGPIE (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO: Giovanni Gherardini

PROGRAM #: GLI 16-03
November 12, 2016
OPERA: THE CRUCIBLE (in English)
COMPOSER: Robert Ward
LIBRETTO: Bernard Stambler, based on the play by Arthur Miller