AAA Editor Notes
Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, .5 mi. s. on SR 9N to 4800 Lake Shore Dr., is housed in the former teaching studio of internationally known Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich, who sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera during its first season in 1883. Sembrich summered in the Adirondack Mountains after retiring, first at Lake Placid and later here at Lake George, and the museum is filled with memorabilia—paintings, sculptures, personal items and autographed photographs of such contemporaries as Enrico Caruso and Sergei Rachmaninoff—from a career that spanned more than 5 decades.
Shoreline paths on the grounds wind among towering white pines and offer scenic lake views. A particularly lovely spot is Hydrangea Bay, on Sembrich Point at the approach to the museum; the placid body of water is frequented by herons and ducks. Weekly concerts are held during the summer.