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Festival: Glyndebourne

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© Sam Stephenson
© Sam Stephenson

May 18th - August 25th, 2019

Escape the ordinary this summer for a Festival full of comic moments, compelling drama and captivating music. The Festival opens on 18 May with Hector Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust.

Glyndebourne is recognised internationally as one of the great opera houses, with a reputation that stems from a passion for artistic excellence. Glyndebourne Festival runs May to August with a programme of six operas in a 1,200-seat opera house. The company’s mission to reach new audiences is delivered via an annual Tour from October to December, a programme of cinema and free online streamings and reduced price tickets made available for the under-30s.


For full information visit the Glyndebourne Festival website.
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Cinders on the couch: Freudian Cendrillon at Glyndebourne

Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon) and Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cinderella undergoes psychoanalysis on the Sussex Downs as Fiona Shaw's production is revived for the Glyndebourne Festival. 
****1
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Laughter returns to Seville: a sparkling Barbiere revival

Hera Hyesang Park (Rosina) and Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Cast changes and a revival director who sharpens up the action make all the difference to this revival of Rossini's *Barber of Seville* in Glyndebourne's opening weekend. 
****1
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Purves' Mephisto dominates La Damnation de Faust at Glyndebourne

Julie Boulliane (Marguerite), Allan Clayton (Faust) and actors © Richard Hubert Smith
Christopher Purves bosses the show as Méphistophélès; Richard Jones' production is intelligent and carefully thought through but ultimately unconvincing.
***11
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GlyndebourneCendrillonNew production

Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon) and Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming) © Richard Hubert Smith
Massenet: Cendrillon
John Wilson; Fiona Shaw; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Jon Bausor; Nicky Gallibrand; Danielle de Niese; Kate Lindsey

GlyndebourneLa Damnation de FaustNew production

Julie Boulliane (Marguerite), Allan Clayton (Faust) and actors © Richard Hubert Smith
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Robin Ticciati; Richard Jones; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Hyemi Shin; Nicky Gillibrand; Allan Clayton; Julie Boulianne

GlyndebourneIl barbiere di Siviglia

Hera Hyesang Park (Rosina) and Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Rafael Payare; Annabel Arden; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Joanna Parker; Andrey Zhilikhovsky; Hera Hyesang Park

GlyndebourneRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Robin Ticciati; Melly Still; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Rae Smith; Sally Matthews; Alexander Roslavets

GlyndebourneDie ZauberflöteNew production

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ryan Wigglesworth; Renaud Doucet; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; André Barbe; David Portillo; Sofia Fomina; Brindley Sherratt