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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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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 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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Robin Ticciati conducts the OAE © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 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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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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Danielle de Niese (Rosina) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 14: a Barber with bite as Glyndebourne goes to The Proms

By , 25 July 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
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2016
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B. Gunnell (Pedrillo), M. Eriksmoen (Blonde), S. Matthews (Konstanze) and E. Montvidas (Belmonte) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Turkish delight - Glyndebourne's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 14 August 2015
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François Piolino (Teapot) and Elodie Méchain (Chinese Cup) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

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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Tara Erraught (Octavian) and Kate Royal (The Marschallin) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Broad comedy eclipses the emotional heart of Glyndebourne’s Prom Rosenkavalier

By , 22 July 2014
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Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
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Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orc ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
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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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Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figar ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's outstanding Figaro

By , 28 August 2012
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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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