GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2017
ON SCREEN: 8 JUNE La traviata Recorded Live
Streamed via glyndebourne.com and in cinemas nationwide a recording of Tom Cairns’s 2014 production of La traviata. Featuring Michael Fabiano and Venera Gimadieva.
ON SCREEN: 6 JULY – Hamlet LIVE
Streamed live via glyndebourne.com and in cinemas nationwide: the world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, featuring a cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment including; Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly, Barbara Hannigan and John Tomlinson.
ON SCREEN: 3 AUGUST – La clemenza di Tito LIVE
Streamed live via glyndebourne.com and in cinemas nationwide: Glyndebourne’s new production of Mozart’s last opera.
Tickets on sale now. Visit glyndebourne.com to find a screening near you.
20 MAY – Hipermestra –Performances from 20 May – 8 July
The UK’s first production of Hipermestra, a rarely seen opera by the influential baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, will open the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. Glyndebourne has prepared a new edition of the work in close collaboration with conductor William Christie, a pioneer in the rediscovery of baroque music who will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The opera will be directed by Graham Vick; his first new staging for Glyndebourne in 17 years.
Hungarian soprano Emöke Baráth makes her UK debut in the title role with Italian countertenor Raffaele Pe making a Glyndebourne debut as Linceo. Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans is cast in the role of Elisa, and British tenor Benjamin Hulett will perform the role of Arbante.
21 MAY – La traviata – Performances from 21 May – 19 June
The first revival in the 2017 repertoire is Tom Cairns’s 2014 staging of Verdi’s La traviata, which will receive two performance runs. Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan takes the role of Violetta, making her Glyndebourne debut, while Alfredo is performed by American tenor Zach Borichevsky. Giorgio Germont will be played by Russian baritone Igor Golovatenko who made a notable debut as Severo in the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival production of Poliuto.
11 JUNE – Hamlet – Performances from 11 June – 6 July
Glyndebourne presents the world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. Dean comes to Glyndebourne following the huge success of his previous opera, Bliss, which premiered at Sydney Opera House in 2010 and is joined by fellow Australian Neil Armfield as Director.
Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, who returns to Glyndebourne for the first time since completing his tenure as Music Director in 2013. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude. Connolly started her career in the Glyndebourne Chorus and has previously appeared in Giulio Cesare (2005) and Hippolyte et Aricie (2013). Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, a strong advocate of contemporary music, will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson, plays the Ghost of Old Hamlet. Also in the cast, playing Horatio, is Jacques Imbrailo, who wowed audiences playing the title role in Billy Budd (2013).
25 JUNE – Ariadne auf Naxos – Performances from 25 June – 27 July
Katharina Thoma’s 2013 Glyndebourne Festival production of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos returns with Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, who won first prize at the 2015 Operalia competition, making her UK debut as Ariadne. There are Glyndebourne debuts from American tenor AJ Glueckert as Bacchus, American mezzo-soprano Angela Brower as Composer and American soprano Erin Morley as Zerbinetta. The distinguished British baritone Thomas Allen returns in the role of Music Master. Cornelius Meister, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, makes his Glyndebourne debut conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
13 JULY – Don Pasquale – Performances from 13 July – 23 August
Mariame Clément’s elegant production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, first seen on the 2011 Glyndebourne Tour returns. A dynamic young cast promises auspicious Glyndebourne debuts from Italian baritone Renato Girolami in the title role, Moldovan baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Malatesta and the Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa as Norina. American tenor Andrew Stenson, who performed the role of Brighella in the 2013 Glyndebourne Festival production of Ariadne auf Naxos, takes the role of Ernesto.
26 JULY – La Clemenza di Tito – Performances from 26 July – 26 August
The third and final new production of the season is Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and will mark the Glyndebourne debut of the prominent German director Claus Guth, a frequent guest at top European houses including Bayreuth, Salzburg Festival, Theater an der Wien and La Scala.
Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati returns to conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for only the second ever staging of the opera at Glyndebourne. The distinguished Australian lyric tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut in the title role alongside British lyric mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Vitellia), American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey (Sesto) and American soprano Joélle Harvey (Servilia).
1 AUGUST – La traviata – Performances from 1-27 August
For the productions second run, Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury makes her Glyndebourne debut as Violetta, while Alfredo is performed by Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan. The powerful Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias makes his Glyndebourne debut as Giorgio Germont.
GLYNDEBOURNE YOUTH OPERA
11 NOVEMBER – Belongings
The premiere of Belongings, a new youth opera by Glyndebourne’s Young Composer in Residence, Lewis Murphy, performed by members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera. The piece will explore the theme of child migration through two contrasting settings: the arrival of evacuees at Lewes station in WWII and the current humanitarian crisis within the Calais refugee camp known as ‘the jungle’. The project is a talent development opportunity for Lewis, librettist Laura Attridge and the young performers.
GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR 7 – 28 October
Brett Dean’s new production of Hamlet will transfer directly to the 2017 Glyndebourne Tour with a new cast following its premiere at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. Also touring are revivals of Annabel Arden’s 2016 production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Nicholas Hytner’s popular 2006 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Following three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, the Tour will visit Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Woking and Plymouth.
Public booking for the Glyndebourne leg opens 5 June 2017
ON STAGE: 7 OCTOBER Cosi fan tutte
ON STAGE: 8 OCTOBER Il barbiere di Siviglia
ON STAGE: 21 OCTOBER Hamlet
ON TOUR: Glyndebourne Tour 2017
- 31 October – 4 November: The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury [on sale now]
- 7 – 11 November: Glyndebourne Tour: New Victoria Theatre, Woking [on sale now]
- 14 – 18 November: Glyndebourne Tour: Theatre Royal, Norwich [public booking opens online 12 April 2017 and by phone/in person 19 April 2017]
- 21-25 November: Glyndebourne Tour: Milton Keynes Theatre [on sale now]
- 28 November – 2 December: Theatre Royal, Plymouth [on sale now]