We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
+1 607-547-2255
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A must for culture buffs!

Seeing live performances is always a treat. The idiotic setting of the Cooperstown countryside... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
HStephen
,
Madrid, Spain
Wonderful

This was our 3rd trip to Glimmerglass and it was as good as the first time! We came to see... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Teresa K
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Read all 220 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A popular opera and musical theater company, offering innovative productions and theatrical events every summer.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3212
CONTACT
Website
+1 607-547-2255
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"young artists"
in 11 reviews
"wonderful production"
in 6 reviews
"sight lines"
in 4 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 3 reviews
"otsego lake"
in 8 reviews
"performance"
in 90 reviews
"staging"
in 21 reviews
"porgy"
in 11 reviews
"lecture"
in 16 reviews
"picnic"
in 17 reviews
"bess"
in 11 reviews
"siege"
in 5 reviews
"matinee"
in 10 reviews
"conductor"
in 5 reviews
"stage"
in 15 reviews
"performers"
in 9 reviews
"role"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Seeing live performances is always a treat. The idiotic setting of the Cooperstown countryside, with lake breezes and hearing some of the best voices today; well that is something very special, indeed! Every summer we see at least one performance. Each is better than the...More

Thank HStephen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was our 3rd trip to Glimmerglass and it was as good as the first time! We came to see Oklahoma!, what a top notch production. We stayed for Standing Room seats for Porgy and Bess AND got seated for the performance-YES!!!!! Glimmerglass truly is...More

Thank Teresa K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The chance to hear opera in a small theater that is like the best 18th-century European opera houses is a rare treat.

Thank bradleybrookshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What a joy to find such talent! We saw Porgy and Bess, outstanding production - sold out - and Oklahoma, also outstanding! Cooperstown is fortunate to have this marvelous facility every summer offering an outstanding selection.

Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Glimmerglass has been a summer Mecca for opera buffs, great performers,and young artists alike. This was our sixth summer here in Cooperstown. And it did not disappoint. Two season highlights...an authentic and brilliant Porgy and Bess conducted by John Demain who lives and breathes Porgy...and...More

Thank Lynnifred55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This opera company does excellent productions in a very appealing space. Great location on the north end of the lake. I saw Donizetti's THE SIEGE OF CALAIS, which was the American premiere altho it was written in 1836. This opera should have repeat performances --...More

Thank brasilerio2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We have been to the opera at Glimmerglass for 10-15 years, Since the new director has joined (Francesca Zambello) they have put on one great American musical, ab opera that is rarely performed, and two standard operas. Their programming has gone from strength to strength...More

Thank annbury
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Glimmerglass hosted a wonderful production of the Siege of Calais, which we just attended this Thursday. For the most part, the artists were very accomplished and the orchestra excellent also. The venue is just so charming with great acoustics and set in a lovely parklike...More

Thank jer b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We attended the production of "Oklahoma!" and were overwhelmed by the quality of the singing voices. On a scale of 1-10, we give the singing a 12. However, we were underwhelmed by the acting, which we give a 6. With the talent on that stage,...More

Thank Bill P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival is a rare gem, tucked away in central NYS near Cooperstown. Its production of Porgy and Bess is exquisite on many levels, from the orchestra to the designers and directors. The singers/actors are superb.

Thank denise g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Cooperstown
Lake N Pines Motel
188 reviews
1.28 km away
Bayside Inn & Marina
413 reviews
1.36 km away
Hickory Grove Motor Inn
102 reviews
3.16 km away
Lake View Motel
200 reviews
3.48 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Porch at OGC
12 reviews
1.32 km away
KC's Corner Motel and Restaurant
14 reviews
7.64 km away
Sunflower Cafe
8 reviews
3.15 km away
Lake House Restaurant
168 reviews
7.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Otsego Golf Club
6 reviews
1.33 km away
Petrified Creatures
15 reviews
7.88 km away
Glimmerglass State Park
162 reviews
4.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
sarahhickey7
8 August 2017|
Answer
Response from denise g | Reviewed this property |
The Festival program states the opera will be performed in the main opera house.
0
Votes
sarahhickey7
8 August 2017|
Answer
Response from maggiem1947 | Reviewed this property |
It is at the Opera House.
0
Votes
genmk
13 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hobbsn | Reviewed this property |
It started at 1.30 pm when we were there in July.
0
Votes
;