2020 Glimmerglass Opera Festival

2020 Glimmerglass Opera Festival

The Alice Busch Opera Theater is an integral part of the Glimmerglass experience. Its casual elegance, beautiful surroundings and excellent acoustics provide an intimate, one-of-a-kind operatic encounter.

The 918-seat Alice Busch Opera Theater is nestled on the northern banks of Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, New York. Just a fifteen minute drive from the country’s baseball capital, the Theater also puts guests in the center of the action. All seats within the Theater are less than 70 feet from the stage, which is closer than the distance between two bases on a regulatory baseball diamond. This intimacy allows productions to use natural amplification instead of microphones for both operatic and musical theater productions. Our productions feature projected English text above the stage, which allow the audience to easily follow the story. The Theater’s design ensures that regardless of where your seats are, your experience will be a home run.

The theater’s unique sliding side walls allow the audience to enjoy fresh air prior to and during performances. Because of the theater’s open-air design, we encourage our visitors to dress for comfort in warm or cool weather. Outside, the estate’s rolling lawns invite you to stroll, picnic and relax in a place that’s dedicated to music and the arts.

2020 Glimmerglass Opera Festival
Up-state New York. A 4-hour drive.

We recommend The Otesaga Resort Hotel. Regulr shuttle bus service operates duringn the festival.

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Programme Alice Busch Opera Theater

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Rinaldo (Händel)

2020 > July 12m | 18 | 31 August 08 | 10m | 13 | 18m

Die Feen (Wagner)

2020 > July 16 | 20m | 28m August 02m | 07 | 11m | 15 | 21

Don Giovanni (Mozart)

2020 > July 17 | 19m | 27m August 01 | 04m | 06 | 08m | 15m | 16m | 22m | 24m

Price guide

Tour Price Indication: As prices vary widely during the season, please contact Opera in Style [020 7272 0639] for a quotation.