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Alix Le Saux (Cendrillon) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Overwrought and over-thought: Fiona Shaw directs Cendrillon for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2018
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Noel Bouley Germont) and Emanuele D’Aguanno (Alfredo) © Robert Workman
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Mané Galoyan steals the show in a Traviata for our age

By , 12 October 2018
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Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
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Barber's Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

By , 05 August 2018
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Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
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Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 19 July 2018
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
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Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
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Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
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Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
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Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
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Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly makes her bow at the Glyndebourne Festival

By , 19 May 2018
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David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
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“Or not to be”: dislocated Shakespeare as Brett Dean’s Hamlet is revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

By , 21 October 2017
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Ilya Kutyukhin (Guglielmo), Bogdan Volkov (Ferrando) and José Fardilha (Don Alfonso) © Tristram Kenton
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Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso: Così fan tutte revived for Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2017
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Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) and Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
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Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

By , 08 October 2017
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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
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Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
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Richard Croft (Tito) and Anna Stéphany (Sesto) © Monika Rittershaus
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One for sorrow: Claus Guth directs a taut, dark Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2017
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Renato Girolami (Don Pasquale) and Chorus © Bill Cooper | Glyndebourne Opera
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Buffa as blood sport: Mariame Clément's Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 July 2017
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AJ Glueckert (Bacchus) © Robert Workman
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Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
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John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
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Kristina Mkhitaryan (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
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A strong Violetta carries an uninspired Traviata revival at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2017
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Emőke Baráth (Hipermestra) © Tristram Kenton
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Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
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Duncan Rock (Don Giovanni) and Andrii Goniukov (The Commendatore) © Tristram Kenton
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A drab Don Giovanni from the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 15 October 2016
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Karah Son (Cio-Cio San) and Matteo Lippi (Pinkerton) © Clive Barda
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Downtown Nagasaki comes to Glyndebourne in Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly

By , 14 October 2016
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
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Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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Paul Appleby (Bénédict) and Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

By , 23 July 2016
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Gyula Orendt (Almaviva), Rosa Feola (Susanna) © Robbie Jack
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Every detail finely tuned in Glyndebourne's Le nozze di Figaro

By , 03 July 2016
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Elena Tsallagova (Vixen) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Circle of Life: Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen returns to Glyndebourne

By , 12 June 2016
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Danielle de Niese (Rosina) and Björn Bürger (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
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Forced farce: Arden's Barber opens up shop at Glyndebourne

By , 22 May 2016
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
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Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
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Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Ursula) © Robert Workman
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The value of Nothing: a dark operatic thriller at Glyndebourne

By , 27 February 2016
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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
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Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
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Clive Bayley as Osmin © Clive Barda
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Sometimes “straight” just works: McVicar's Entführung starts its Glyndeboune tour

By , 11 October 2015
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José Fardilha (Don Pasquale) and Eliana Pretorian (Norina) © Tristram Kenton
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Clément’s cruel Don Pasquale strikes a sour note as Glyndebourne Tour opens

By , 10 October 2015
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François Piolino (Teapot) and Elodie Méchain (Chinese Cup) © Richard Hubert Smith
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Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2015
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Benjamin Hulett (High Priest) © Bill Cooper
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Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
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Duncan Rock (Tarquinius) and Christine Rice (Lucretia) © Robbie Jack
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Dark deeds under the microscope: Britten's Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne

By , 05 July 2015
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Franck Saurel (Pasha Selim) and Sally Matthews (Konstanze) © Richard Hubert Smith
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McVicar’s stylish Entführung emerges as a strong moral tale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 June 2015
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Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Carmen) © Robert Workman
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Sultry, fiery, coquettish: Stéphanie d’Oustrac’s Carmen at Glyndebourne has it all

By , 23 May 2015
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Igor Golovatenko (Severo) and Matthew Rose (Callistene) © Tristram Kenton
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Igor Golovatenko lights up Glyndebourne's new season in Donizetti's Poliuto

By , 21 May 2015
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Thomas Delgado-Little (Miles) and Anthony Gregory (Peter Quint) © Tristram Kenton
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The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 21 October 2014
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Hanna Hipp as Ramiro  & Eleonore Marguerre as Arminda © Richard Hubert Smith
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Smashing fun for all: Glyndeboune on Tour's La finta giardiniera

By , 05 October 2014
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Karina Gauvin (Armida) © Robbie Jack
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Rinaldo at Glyndebourne: If only all history lessons were this much fun!

By , 09 August 2014
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Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Leporello) and Elliot Madore (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
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Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni returns to Glyndebourne

By , 07 June 2014
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©  Richard Hubert Smith
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Flawless tragedy, almost unbearable: Billy Budd at Glyndebourne

By , 10 August 2013
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The wedding of Fox and Vixen  ©  Bill Cooper
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The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

By , 27 May 2012
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Joshua Hopkins and Elizabeth Watts  ©  Alastair Muir
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Glyndebourne's Rinaldo on Tour

By , 22 October 2011
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Tim Mead as Eustazio © Bill Cooper
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Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

By , 02 July 2011
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