Cooperstown Connection: Opera and Baseball

July 29, 2014

The Inductions may be over, but the fun is just beginning. From the Hall of Fame:

Baseball and opera intersect annually in Cooperstown with The Glimmerglass Festival and the Baseball Hall of Fame both drawing thousands of fans to Central New York.

Emmy Award-winner Mark Schubin will discuss the connection between the two beloved institutions on Saturday, Aug. 2 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown at a 2014 Glimmerglass Festival event.

Schubin’s 90-minute presentation, titled “Mark Schubin on Baseball and Opera,” is copresented with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youths and are available at

Schubin will discuss the shared interests of Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth and musical legends Lauritz Melchior and Riccardo Muti. The relationship between baseball and opera dates back well into the 19th century when the first operas using a baseball theme were composed. Members of the company’s Young Artists Program, the apprenticeship for emerging performers, will perform baseball-themed music as part of the program.

For more information, visit or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

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