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A Real Upstate New York Treat!!

We attended a performance of West Side Story this year. The actors were fantastic, the bit of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherburne, New York
Too good to miss!

Two years ago, we made the trek to Upstate NY's Glimmerglass Opera to see Rossini's... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Ellicott City, MD
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A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a performance of West Side Story this year. The actors were fantastic, the bit of updating as far as costumes did not take away from the drama of the play. The voices were just beautiful and even knowing how it would end was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Two years ago, we made the trek to Upstate NY's Glimmerglass Opera to see Rossini's seldom-performed "The Thieving Magpie" ("La Gazza Ladra") after hearing it broadcast on a local classical station. The drive was long; we got very lost in Cooperstown; and we barely made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

West Side Story was a nice production tho not one of their best re: voices. Only Maria had a great voice. But singers aside, this is a wonderful venue for theatrical presentation. They now close the sides of the building automatically so it can get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

4 years in a row and again 5 Stars👍 West Side Story was fabulous, the voices, the set and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the house😎. Apparently she LOVES Glimmerglass as much as I do😊. This is a MUST destination every summer!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

First time at this wonderful venue if you don't count the times I was on this property back when Tom Goodyear had his turkey farm here. Saw The Barber of Seville and really had a great day. This is a special place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I with another couple attended the production of Westside Story. This is the 100th birthday anniversary year of Leonard Bernstein so it was perfect to see this production. The drive up Route 28 to Cooperstown was lovely. Parking was easy in their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

I travel annually to Cooperstown and wouldn’t miss a production of Glimmerglass. Francesca, the director, is so thorough and thoughtful about the presentations and the people. You feel as if you’re in a tiny fantasy as the opera is housed in a old big converted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BBK1000
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We travelled to Cooperstown specifically to go to Glimmerglass. This is the 3rd year we have made the trip. We saw matinee performances of the Barber of Seville and Westside story. Both performances were excellent as usual. The pre show talks are always interesting and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Sitting in center orchestra surrounded by everyone fanning themselves with programs just to ward off heat exhaustion - and that was before they closed the metal side walls. Performance was delayed waiting for a bus load of people to show up, with the metal sides...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marilyn S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were in Cooperstown for two performances by Glimmerglass Opera, The Cunning Little Vixen and Il barbiere di Siviglia. Both were very good: the Janacek work very lyrical, and the Rossini as sparkling as ever. Performances that stood out: Eric Owens as the Forester and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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8 August 2017|
Response from denise g | Reviewed this property |
The Festival program states the opera will be performed in the main opera house.
8 August 2017|
Response from maggiem1947 | Reviewed this property |
It is at the Opera House.
13 August 2016|
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Response from hobbsn | Reviewed this property |
It started at 1.30 pm when we were there in July.