Lake George Opera at Saratoga presents an annual summer festival of three fully staged operas and operettas. The company was founded as Lake George Opera in 1962; its first performances took place at Diamond Point on the shores of Lake George, and the company later moved to the nearby town of Queensbury. Since 1998, its home base has been the 500-seat Spa Little Theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Catherine Malfitano, Diana Soviero, Jerry Hadley, and several other well known artists sang with Lake George Opera in the early stages of their careers. World premiere productions staged by the company include David Amram’s Twelfth Night and Robert Baksa’s Aria di Capo (both in 1968), Jose Bernardo’s The Child (1974), Alva Henderson’s The Last of the Mohicans (1977), and Glenn Paxton’s The Adventures of Friar Tuck (1983).
Lake George Opera at Saratoga Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (The CDTA bus 409 stop at Avenue of the Pines and Route 9 is a 15-minute walk)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Venue is accessible
- Performances/Programs: Two–Three operas with multiple performances of each
- Ticket Prices: $50–$80, with prices varying by seat selection. Students get a 50% discount on single tickets
- Subscriptions: Two-Opera Subscription ranges from $90–$144, with prices varying by seat selection
- Membership: Memberships are available. Contact Opera for information and pricing.