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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Glyndebourne, United Kingdom

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GlyndebourneDer Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Robin Ticciati; Richard Jones; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Paul Steinberg; Nicky Gillibrand; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Michaela Kaune

GlyndebourneMadama ButterflyNew production

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Omer Meir Wellber; Annilese Miskimmon; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Benjamin Glassberg; Nicky Shaw; Olga Busuioc

GlyndebourneGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
William Christie; Sir David McVicar; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Jonathan Cohen; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Dame Sarah Connolly

GlyndebournePelléas et MélisandeNew Production

Pelléas et Mélisande
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Robin Ticciati; Stefan Herheim; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Philipp Fürhofer; Christina Gansch; John Chest

GlyndebourneSaul

Saul
Handel: Saul
Laurence Cummings; Barrie Kosky; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Katrin Lea Tag; Markus Brück; Iestyn Davies
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Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly at Glyndebourne

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
After dipping its toe in the cherry blossom for Glyndebourne's Tour in 2016, Annilese Miskimmon's staging of Puccini's gut-wrencher hits the main festival.
***11
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“Or not to be”: Hamlet revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
A restless score, a stylish modern setting and gripping central performances from David Butt Philip (trading Laertes at the festival for the title role here) and Jennifer France (Ophelia) do much to commend this new work
***11
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Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso

Ilya Kutyukhin (Guglielmo), Bogdan Volkov (Ferrando) and José Fardilha (Don Alfonso) © Tristram Kenton
In Nicholas Hytner's chocolate box production, lovingly revived by Bruno Ravella for Glyndebourne's tour, Alfonso is the most charismatic character on the stage.
****1
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Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) and Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
A revival of Arden's 2016 production of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia is lifted by a strong ensemble cast for Glyndebourne's tour.
****1
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El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Traviata

Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne's second Traviata cast of the summer saw the festival field three principals worthy of any major international opera house. 
****1
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One for sorrow: La clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

Richard Croft (Tito) and Anna Stéphany (Sesto) © Monika Rittershaus
A grimly dark setting for Mozart's final opera, Sesto and Tito haunted by childhood memories. 
***11
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