Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2024 Season

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Karli Cadel)

The Glimmerglass Festival has announced its 2024 season.

The season, which will run from July 22 to August 20 in Cooperstown, NY, will see productions “The Pirates of Penzance,” “La Calisto,” “Pagliacci,” and “Elizabeth Cree.”

The festival will also feature the world premiere of the youth opera “Rumpelstiltskin and the Unlovable Children,” and a new initiative called Project Pipeline.

During the season, Tara Erraught will be the Artist-in-Residence and will star in “Elizabeth Cree” and provide mentorship for the Young Artists Program.

In a statement, Artistic & General Director Rob Ainsley said, “As I thought about the 2024 season, I reflected on the power of theater—on how it creates a window into the lives of others, acts as a mirror for ourselves, and offers an escape from our daily routines. The season intentionally blurs the lines between real and make-believe, exploring the fragile and elusive nature of our identities.”