Glyndebourne 2020 – A little brightness in all the pandemic doom and gloom

Like all arts organisations during these gloomy times of the Covid-19 pandemic, Glyndebourne was forced to cancel their Festival 2020 and faced with a financial struggle. Unlike most, however, the Glyndebourne opera house is set in the middle of the Sussex countryside, with beautiful grounds, pleasant gardens and the lovely backdrop of the old country … Read more

Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season

After the bad news of the cancellation of Glyndebourne’s 2020 Autumn Tour due to the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 comes more encouraging news that Glyndebourne will welcome back audiences for our first ever full summer season of open-air concerts and operas during July and August.  Glyndebourne Festival 2020 was forced to close following the outbreak of … Read more

Glyndebourne’s 2012 Marriage of Figaro was exceptional entertainment and kicked off Open House 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Open House – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera performance 17.8.2012 and streamed and reviewed on 24.5.2020. (MMB)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2012 Le nozze di Figaro (c) Alastair Muir

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Glyndebourne’s New Die Zauberflöte Misfires, Despite an Excellent Cast

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2019 [3] – Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Chorus of the Glyndebourne Festival, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, 21.7.2019. (RB)

Sofia Fomina, Martin Snell, Brindley Sherratt, Michael Kraus, Thomas Atkins
and chorus (c) Bill Cooper

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Glyndebourne Fails to Make the Case for Staging La Damnation de Faust

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival 2019 [1] – Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Aidan Oliver), Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Trinity Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 18.5.2019. (MB)

(c) Richard Hubert Smith
La Damnation de Faust (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A Superb Production at Glyndebourne of Barber’s Unjustly Neglected Vanessa

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [3] – Barber, Vanessa:  Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 6.8.2018. (RB)

Emma Bell (Vanessa) & Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol) in Vanessa (c) Tristram Kenton

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