There’s More Than Just Opera @ Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown
Photograph of Rosanne Cash by Wanda Callagy
Of course, Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown produces some magnificent operas, and this summer, their schedule features:
Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story
debuting July 7
Leos Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen
debuting July 8
Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
debuting July 14
Kevin Puts’ Silent Night
debuting July 15
Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti
debuting August 7
But there’s also a lot more than just opera going on in the coming months at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, including evenings with such acclaimed stars as singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, actor-comedian Bill Murray, award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood and more:
Saturday, June 23, 8pm
$45, $55 & $75
An intimate evening of songs and stories by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, drawing from her rich and distinctive connection to the musical legacy of the American South.
Sunday, July 22, 5:30pm
$40 & $50
Join the acclaimed bass-baritone and company Artistic Advisor for “Over There,” an afternoon of songs in tribute to our veterans.
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
Tuesday, July 24, 8pm
Yes, that Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters,” “Lost in Translation,” “Moonrise Kingdom”), in a one-night-only program of chamber music and literature with cellist Jan Vogler, pianist Vanessa Perez and violinist Mira Wang.
Tuesday, August 14, 5pm
Music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands comes to life, as eclectic quintet Big Galut(e) presents rollicking klezmer dance, sizzling tangos, heartfelt folk songs and Yiddish-flavored takes on classic opera.
Friday, August 17, 4pm
With the Emmy Award-winning Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the Netflix series “Alias Grace” both enjoying critical acclaim, author Margaret Atwood comes to the Alice Busch Opera Theater for a wide-ranging talk.
Sunday, August 19, 5:15pm
The beloved American baritone opens the American Songbook for “Beyond Liberty,” exploring the influential people and monumental events that helped create and define “the land of the free.”