The Glimmerglass Festival

About The Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival is a professional, non-profit opera and musical theater company that presents four new productions in rotation every July and August. The company’s Alice Busch Opera Theater is set on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, and has been home to more than 100 productions, many of which have been world premieres. Mainstage performances are supplemented by special concerts, public master classes, a children’s opera, a discussion series and many free events, including question-and-answer sessions with the casts and backstage tours. In 2020 the company will present The Sound of Music, Don Giovanni, Wagner's Die Feen, and Handel's Rinaldo.

The Glimmerglass Festival offers summer internships in production, administration and artistic administration. Every internship provides a unique combination of practical experience and educational programs designed to further the professional growth of each participant.

Applicants must be current students, and should demonstrate some relevant experience through their academic studies or prior work. Interns work directly with noted professionals under the guidance of supervisors and staff from many of the best theaters, opera companies and schools in the nation. Interns are engaged for a period of 7 - 18 weeks, with some positions beginning as early as April. Each intern receives an untaxed meal allowance of $250 per week and free housing.


Company Management Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Cooperstown, NY
“All of the their internships provide free housing, which is a huge benefit for any student looking for an internship in the arts field. ”

Young Artist Performer

May 2019 - August 2019 Cooperstown, NY
“Great experience, the shows were super high quality, pay wasn’t bad, and the area is beautiful ”
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