Street Address
4800 Lakeshore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 417
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
phone: 518-644-2431
web: thesembrich.org
Hours
Our office
Monday, Wednesday9 AM - 4 PM
Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for your understanding.
Admissions
Admission to the museum is free, though there is a $5 suggested donation to help support the preservation of the collection. Events in the Summer Festival require a ticket for admission.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Staff
Elizabeth Barton-Navitsky, Executive Director
Caleb Eick, Director of Outreach

Description

A unique cultural experience on the shores of Lake George, The Sembrich is open to all. Experience world-class music during our annual Summer Festival, discover the incredible life of Polish-American soprano Marcella Sembrich and the “Golden Age of Opera” at our Museum, and explore the lake as you stroll through the wooded grounds.

The Sembrich grounds are open to the public for outdoor recreation. All activities are carry in - carry out.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sembrich's buildings, including the museum and bathroom facilities, are closed until further notice.

Mission

The Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association honors international opera singer Marcella Sembrich at her former teaching studio and woodland retreat on Lake George. Our mission is to:

- Preserve and protect the museum collection, historical significance and legacy of Marcella Sembrich;

- Foster an appreciation for classical music, opera and the arts;

- Provide educational and performance opportunities to promote the study of classical music.

History

The Sembrich

Since 1940, The Sembrich has operated as a museum, performance venue, and foundation in honor of the Polish-American soprano Marcella Sembrich. Originally the teaching studio of the famed soprano, the intimate Spanish revival building was built following Sembrich’s appointments to the Juilliard Graduate School and Curtis Institute of Music voice faculties. Sembrich’s estate originally encompassed over 55 acres and boasted the lakeside manor “Bay View.” Today, The Sembrich preserves and maintains 4.5 acres of the original estate. Sembrich brought students to study with her in Lake George each summer holiday from 1925-1934. Students enjoyed summers in the mountains and performed at local venues such as the Lake George Club.

Today, The Sembrich remains a perfect destination to explore music, history, and nature in the Adirondack region. The Sembrich is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each year, The Sembrich strives to bring the most engaging experiences to its visitors. Click here to find out about our upcoming Summer Festival.

Marcella Sembrich

Marcella Sembrich was one of the most prolific musicians and teachers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her long career included lead roles in the opening season of The Metropolitan Opera and operatic, recital, and concert appearances across Europe and the United States. Source: https://thesembrich.org/sembrich and much more history!

Facilities

The Sembrich grounds are open to the public for outdoor recreation. Visitors must follow all posted regulations and observe appropriate social distancing practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sembrich's buildings, including the museum and bathroom facilities, are closed until further notice. Please subscribe to our email list or check back for updates on hours of operation. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for your understanding.

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop