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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.

OVI "Partners in Excellence" Award to Don & Sue Drake

Opera Volunteers International has announced that longtime Glimmerglass Opera Guild members Don and Sue Drake have been presented with its annual "Partners in Exellence" award for 2014. Don & Sue have been actively involved as Glimmerglass volunteers for over two decades.  As volunteer ushers they have given a warm welcome to the Fesitval's ever-growing public for many years.  They have supervised distribution of picnics to audience members, have been hosts at opening performance receptions, and have prepared meals for staff members on days where there have been two performances.  Each has served of the Guild Board with important committee responsibilities.  Don has been President of the Guild for three terms; Sue has served as Interim Guild Board Secretary and has been a member of the Guild's Nominating Committee.

Their participation in Guild activities does not nearly reflect the entirety of their importance to the Guild and the Festival, however, for the impact of their dedication and leadership throughout the years cannot be measured simply in terms of hours or titles.  In 2013, Don and Sue retired from the Board they served so well.  "It is not an overstatement to say that during their years of volunteer service to Glimmerglass, the roles Don and Sue played have been crucial to the success of the Guild and contributed greatly to the company." 

 

Announcements

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.