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Address: 4800 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814-4102
Phone Number: +1 518 644 2431
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Experience the Golden Age of Opera at The Sembrich Museum, the former...

Experience the Golden Age of Opera at The Sembrich Museum, the former teaching studio of Metropolitan Opera prima donna Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935), a pianist, violinist, teacher, Polish patriot and benefactor who summered in Bolton Landing from 1922 to 1934. Here, Juilliard and Curtis Institute vocal students sought instruction from the acclaimed Sembrich. Situated on a wooded peninsula in Lake George, the studio contains memorabilia of a distinguished international operatic career spanning more than 50 years. Visitors are invited to stroll along the shoreline paths and enjoy the pristine, natural beauty of the "Queen of American Lakes" among towering white pines. The Sembrich Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the summer, The Sembrich presents a series of concerts, lectures, films and special events, including studio talks by distinguished music historians and recitals featuring some of today's finest performing artists. Open daily June 15- September 15, from 10:00-12:30 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm.

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This place is absolutely gorgeous. Set on the lake, in the beautiful nature, you can enjoy and appreciate the amazing view and of course the museum which is wonderfully put... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous. Set on the lake, in the beautiful nature, you can enjoy and appreciate the amazing view and of course the museum which is wonderfully put together. Very inspirational place!!

1 Thank Barbora K
Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have been attending musical performances at the Sembrich for several years. the setting is ideal: A charming building on a point jutting out into Lake George, with lovely walking paths and viewpoints. The Sembrich books very fine musicians, and you will be hard pressed to find better performances. Highly recommended!

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Albany NY USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My husband and I decided to visit the Sembrich on a whim one Saturday afternoon. We were so pleasantly surprised! It is not a large building, but it is filled with interesting objects and letters from Ms Sembrich life and illustrious career. The director is very knowlegeable and is a composer in his own right, so he is delightful to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Experience the joys of exceptional music, culture, history, all surrounded by the historic museum and the priceless surroundings of the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains in Bolton Landing N.Y. on Lake George.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Exceptional piano recital in lovely salon-style room over-looking water. Have toured opera museum in past. Can take path to scenic point overlooking the lake.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We visited this lovely space specifically to attend a Celtic outdoor music concert. Jerry O'Sullivan and friends were outstanding. They delighted the audience. As I looked the list of previous concerts, it was obvious that Sembrich is hopping all summer long. We'll be sure to catch more concerts in the future. The artistic director Richard was hospitable and knowledgeable.

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Camillus, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Such a treasure in a beautiful setting! Richard, the curator is a wealth of knowledge about a very interesting and talented woman. The small museum is filled with amazing , well- preserved memorabilia. So impressive. The grounds and view are beautiful. The next day, we attended a jazz and wine reception as a benefit for the museum. What a great... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

On a beautiful summer day, we planned to have dinner at the historic Sagamore in Bolton Landing. While exploring this quaint town, we stumbled upon this small museum. It was an enlightening experience. Marcella Sembrich traveled the world and delighted world leaders with her beautiful soprano voice. The evidence is here. Her memorabilia includes a letter from Mark Twain; a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Who would have thought such a wonderful little gem would be found in a small resort town! Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this great musuem to this world renoun turn of the century soprano. The director was very welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing her memorabilia and lovely cottage.

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Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The curator was very knowledgable and took the time to give us the history. Really enjoyed the displays like the fan collection, costume trunks by Louis Vuitton and the banners/ribbons from flower presentations.

Thank Holly I

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