Glyndebourne Festival — 21 May-28 Aug
Glyndebourne Festival Opera is an annual opera festival that takes place one of the British country house Glyndebourne near small city Lewes. The owner of this country house, John Christie have been a big fun of music and regularly organised opera performances just for friends. When he got married with a singer Audrey Mildmay, he decided to bring it to another level and in 1931 there were the first professional festival that opened with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro on 28 of May. By 1930 Glyndebourne Festival became one of the most important festival. Now, Gus Christie, John’s grandson continues his legacy.
The importance of Glyndebourne Festival can be compared to the annual Ascot horse racing, such a big social event it is. Apart from opera performances guests can enjoy pleasant dinner or a very British picnic in the beautiful park surrounding the country house.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner. Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Michael Schade (Walther von Stoltzing), Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser), Amanda Majeski (Eva), Alastair Miles (Pogner), David Portillo (David), Hanna Hipp (Magdalene), Darren Jeffery (Kothner), Colin Judson (Vogelgesang), Andrew Slater (Nachtigall), Nicholas Folwell (Ortel), Alasdair Elliott (Zorn), Daniel Norman (Moser), Adrian Thompson (Eisslinger), Henry Waddington (Foltz), Sion Goronwy (Schwarz), Patrick Guetti (Nightwatchman), C Michael Güttler, D David McVicar. Sat 21m, Wed 25m, Sun 29m May, Thu 2m, Tue 7m, Sat 11m, Wed 15m, Sun 19m, Thu 23m, Mon 27m At The Opera House, Glyndebourne.
Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini. Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo), Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva), Björn Bürger (Figaro), Christophoros Stamboglis (Basilio), Janis Kelly (Berta), C Enrique Mazzola, D Annabel Arden. Sun 22, Thu 26, Sat 28 May, Wed 1, Sat 4, Wed 8, Fri 10, Fri 17, Tue 21, Sun 26 Jun, Fri 1, Thu 7, Sun 10, Thu 14, Sun 17 .At The Opera House, Glyndebourne. Find your nearest screening and book now: http://ow.ly/vmRp301fBpR
The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček. Christopher Purves (Forester), Elena Tsallagova (Vixen Sharp Ears), Alžběta Poláčková (Fox), Alexandre Duhamel (Harašta), Alexander Vassiliev (Priest/ Badger), Colin Judson (Schoolmaster/ Mosquito), Sarah Pring (Forester’s Wife/ Owl), C Jakub Hrůša, D Melly Still. Sun 12, Thu 16, Sat 18, Wed 22, Sat 25, Wed 29 Jun, Sat 2, Sat 9, Wed 13, Sat 16, Fri 22, Thu 28, Sun 31 July. At The Opera House, Glyndebourne.
Le nozze di Figaro Mozart. Davide Luciano (Figaro), Rosa Feola (Susanna), Gyula Orendt (Count Almaviva), Golda Schultz (Countess Almaviva), Susan Bickley (Marcellina), Carlo Lepore (Bartolo), Serena Malfi (Cherubino), John Graham-Hall (Don Basilio), Nicholas Folwell (Antonio), Alasdair Elliott (Don Curzio), Nikola Hillebrand (Barbarina), C Jonathan Cohen, D Michael Grandage. Sun 3, Wed 6, Fri 8, Tue 12, Fri 15, Tue 19, Thu 21, Sun 24, Fri 29 Jul, Tue 2, Thu 4, Sun 7, Wed 10, Sun 14, Wed 17, Sat 20, Wed 24 Aug At The Opera House, Glyndebourne.
Béatrice et Bénédict Berlioz. Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Béatrice), Paul Appleby (Bénédict), Hélène Guilmette (Héro), Frédéric Caton (Don Pedro), Philippe Sly (Claudio), Lionel Lhote (Somarone), Katarina Bradić (Ursule), C Robin Ticciati, D Laurent Pelly. Sat 23, Wed 27, Sat 30 Jul, Wed 3, Fri 5, Tue 9, Fri 12, Mon 15, Fri 19, Mon 22, Thu 25, Sat 27 Aug At The Opera House, Glyndebourne.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten. Tim Mead (Oberon), Kathleen Kim (Tytania), Benjamin Hulett (Lysander), Duncan Rock (Demetrius), Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Kate Royal (Helena), Michael Sumuel (Theseus), Claudia Huckle (Hippolyta), Matthew Rose (Bottom), Anthony Gregory (Flute), David Soar (Quince), Sion Goronwy (Snug), Colin Judson (Snout), William Dazeley (Starveling), C Kazushi Ono, D Peter Hall. Thu 11m, Sat 13m, Tue 16m, Thu 18m, Sun 21m, Tue 23m, Fri 26m, Sun 28m Aug At The Opera House, Glyndebourne.
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Tickets prices range from £100 to £250.
Standing tickets for £10 are available, but space is limited.
There are performance that will cost only £30 for people under 30.
Some performances will be broadcasted in cinemas.
Two hours drive from London.
Trains available from London Victoria to Lewes.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne, Lewes
Address: New Rd, Lewes BN8 5UU, United Kingdom
Box Tel.: +44 (1273) 81 50 00
Phone:+44 1273 812321
Introduction to Glyndebourne Under 30s:
Summer 2016.Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg trailer – Festival 2016:
Summer 2016. The Cunning Little Vixen trailer – Festival 2016
Feachured image: The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Act II scene.
Photographer: Richard Hubert Smith.
Posted by Nadia Kovarskaya