During the past few years, Glimmerglass Festival has set an example to other summer festivals with unusually creative programs. Last summer’s choices ranged from ‘Porgy & Bess’ and ‘Oklahoma’ to Handel’s ‘Xerxes’ and Donizetti’s ‘The Siege of Calais’. Now Under the under the leadership of the dynamic General & Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, the 2018 Festival promises to be equally stimulating. Maintaining the company’s proven record of refreshing stagings, all of the operas will again be presented in new productions. This summer marks the forty-third season of the firmly established Festival. All opera enthusiasts owe it to themselves to discover the vibrant atmosphere of this company. 

In order of chronology, this summer’s four productions (all are new to Glimmerglass audiences) will be Gioachino Rossini’s ‘bel canto’ comedy, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Leos Janacek’s early 20th century opera, The Cunning Little Vixen; Leonard Bernstein’s iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story (in honor of the composer’s Centennial year); and Kevin Puts moving World War I opera, Silent Night, which has already achieved a remarkable success following its acclaimed 2011 premiere. 

In addition to the four major productions, we are fortunate that our dates coincide with a late afternoon Recital by Thomas Hampson. The versatile American baritone Thomas Hampson will present the premiere of his theatrical show, Song of America: Our Story. 

While accommodations are impossible to find on your own, we have secured a four-night stay at Cooperstown’s leading Otesaga Hotel – everyone’s first choice for a visit to Lake Otesaga and Glimmerglass. 

The natural scenic beauty of the landscape around Cooperstown and Lake Otsego has proven to be an unexpected discovery for many of our regular travelers from all parts of the country.  Some of our friends have returned to Cooperstown with us repeatedly, not wanting to miss any new productions in the idyllic setting of the Alice Busch Opera Theatre on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Otsego.

Accommodations for four nights with a lavish buffet breakfast included at the deluxe Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, a fully equipped resort with outdoor pool, extensive dining facilities, tennis courts and golf course.  This famous establishment boasts an idyllic setting on the shore of Lake Otsego, with clear waters to rival the mountain lakes of Switzerland.  The Otesaga is expensive but will add immeasurably to your enjoyment of our tour. (Our confirmation is upgraded to ‘Lake View’ for all of the 15 rooms in our contract.)



Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)

Double Occupancy: $2,980
Single Occupancy: $3,910