Glimmerglass Opera

7300 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326


Our Mission
"To produce new, little known, and familiar operas and works of music theater in innovative productions which capitalize on the intimacy and natural setting of the Alice Busch Opera Theater; to promote an artistically challenging work environment for young American performers; and to engage important directors, designers and conductors who provide high standards of achievement."

Glimmerglass Opera came into being through the efforts of local Cooperstown residents—musicians, artists, educators, and amateur lovers of the art form—who hoped to bring opera to their community. As the founders wrote in the first season's program, "Cooperstown was chosen because of its glorious natural beauty and its important place in the heritage of America. We believe strongly that a performing arts festival belongs here; that the area is right for it, and that it is right for the area."

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