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Performer: Glyndebourne Chorus

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LondonProm 51: The Magic Flute

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ryan Wigglesworth; David Portillo; Sofia Fomina; Björn Bürger; Brindley Sherratt

GlyndebourneDie ZauberflöteNew production

Björn Bürger (Papageno) and Sofia Fomina (Pamina) © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. | Bill Cooper
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ryan Wigglesworth; Renaud Doucet; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; André Barbe; David Portillo; Sofia Fomina; Brindley Sherratt

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

GlyndebourneRusalka

Sally Matthews (Rusalka) © Tristram Kenton
Dvořák: Rusalka
Robin Ticciati; Melly Still; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Rae Smith; Sally Matthews; Alexander Roslavets

GlyndebourneRigolettoNew production

Verdi: Rigoletto
Thomas Blunt; Christiane Lutz; Glyndebourne on Tour; Christian Andre Tabakoff; Natascha Maraval; Nikoloz Lagvilava; Vuvu Mpofu
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Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne: a mixed bag of paper cut-outs

Björn Bürger (Papageno) and Sofia Fomina (Pamina) © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. | Bill Cooper
André Barbe and Renaud Doucet's Magic Flute is ideal entertainment for a fizz-filled summer night.
***11
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How to stage magic: Glyndebourne's Rusalka

Sally Matthews (Rusalka) © Tristram Kenton
A welcome return to the Glyndebourne Festival for Melly Still's staging, which brings out the full emotional range of Dvořák’s fairytale of denial, heartbreak and forgiveness.
****1
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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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