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Review of The Sembrich

The Sembrich
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Experience the Golden Age of Opera at The Sembrich Museum, the former teaching studio of Metropolitan Opera prima donna Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935), a pianist, violinist, teacher, Polish patriot and benefactor who summered in Bolton Landing from 1922 to 1934. Here, Juilliard and Curtis Institute vocal students sought instruction from the acclaimed Sembrich. Situated on a wooded peninsula in Lake George, the studio contains memorabilia of a distinguished international operatic career spanning more than 50 years. Visitors are invited to stroll along the shoreline paths and enjoy the pristine, natural beauty of the "Queen of American Lakes" among towering white pines. The Sembrich Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the summer, The Sembrich presents a series of concerts, lectures, films and special events, including studio talks by distinguished music historians and recitals featuring some of today's finest performing artists. Open daily June 15- September 15, from 10:00-12:30 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
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“Wow - a great collection of memoribilia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The curator was very knowledgable and took the time to give us the history. Really enjoyed the displays like the fan collection, costume trunks by Louis Vuitton and the banners/ribbons from flower presentations.

Visited July 2012
Thank Holly I
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English first
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 reviews
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“Music by the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Incredible classical music performances in a small lakeside studio setting.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank Carol S W
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Sembrich: Museum and unique music venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

The Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association has created a charming museum of the personal effects of this turn-of-the-century Metropolitan Opera Museum, housed in the woodland lakeside studio she built to instruct her voice and instrumental music students from Juilliard and The Curtis Institute. Those attending a concert in this intimate setting know how it would have felt to hear chamber music in the salons and parlors of 19th century Europe. Many programs here are free and the rest highly reasonable. The museum asks only for donations. Take a stroll around the grounds and gaze out over beautiful Lake George. Curl up on a bench and read a novel. Venue may be booked for private occasions, I've been told. It's such a peaceful and charming setting.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank PersisGranger
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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“Sembrich shines in Bolton Landing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

A truly unique look back into history through the life of opera diva Marcella Sembrich. Whether you are an opera fan or not, the Sembrich is worth a visit and is nearby to downtown Bolton Landing. The Sembrich offers an absolutely gorgeous place for a walk along a landscaped pathway. Do take time to enjoy the grounds and the museum as well. It's a quiet and pleasant attraction likely overlooked by the vast majority of tourists to the Lake George region. Take a step back in history and quietly reflect on the beauty of the Adirondack region and if you can, be sure to take in one of their excellent concerts during the summer concert season.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank meetwithpete
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