Glimmerglass Opera Guild

Welcome to the Glimmerglass Opera Guild

Welcome to the web site of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, a volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the renowned Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York.  On this site you will find information on our ongoing year-round activities.  You will want to bookmark this page and check back often to keep up-to-date on our events and activities.  If you are not a member and would like to join us, you can contact us by using the email link at the bottom of the page, or use membership form that you'll find in the Join the Guild section. 

Guild Annual Holiday Celebration

Members of the Guild exchange greetings with the year-round staff at our annual holiday celebration.  This year's festivities will start at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, December 9, at the Woodcock Administrative Building on the campus.  Each guild member attending is asked to bring a favorite treat to share.  Please contact our Hospital Chair, Chris McNaughton for information - 607/547-2380.

OVI Award for Project of Special Merit


Opera Volunteers International Bestows Coveted Award at Conference 

In recognition of their efforts, Opera Volunteers International has honored the Glimmerglass Opera Guild for its special merit project, Talking Opera: A Look at the Background of the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcasts.  Glimmerglass Opera Guild Board member Janet Potter accepted the Projects of Special Merit award at the OVI Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. on May 8th. The event was in conjunction with the 2015 OPERA America/Opera Volunteers International Conference.

Three years ago the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY began offering screenings of the Metropolitan Opera's HD Broadcasts.  Although these broadcasts are not connected to the summer productions of the Festival, the Education Committee of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild saw this as a ripe opportunity to reach out to the community and offer educational insights on the history and artistry of each production of the metropolitan Opera.  Opera Guild Board Member Janet Potter spearheaded this effort. She arranged for there to be a presentation before the screenings at the Foothills Performing Arts Center featuring Guild President and a Guild Board Member. These presentations have grown in attendance each time and have attracted new members to the Guild membership.  By stepping outside just supporting productions of the opera company our Education Committee has helped to increase appreciation of the Opera art form and thus strengthen support of the opera festival as well. This project is an ongoing collaboration with the Foothills Performing Arts Center.


Announcements will help you stay up-to-date on current happenings of interest to Guild members.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events will give you a detailed listing of Guild events and activities both during the Festival season as well as throughout the year.

Join the Guild

Use our online form to join the Guild, renew your membership, or make a donation.