Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne brings opera of the highest quality by commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences.
Although it receives valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some educational work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. Glyndebourne is a registered charity, funded by box office income, its members and supporters.
The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994. Glyndebourne on Tour, founded in 1968, takes three productions around the UK each autumn. Together, Festival and Tour present about 120 performances a year to an audience of around 150,000.
Glyndebourne’s widely respected Education programme, established in 1986, hosts over 230 community and outreach events a year. And Glyndebourne has pioneered using recordings to bring its work to a worldwide audience through broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and internet streaming.
Line up includes
Gaetano Donizetti Poliuto - A new production directed by Mariame Clément, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail - A new production directed by David McVicar, George Frideric Handel Saul - A new production directed by Barrie Kosky, Georges Bizet Carmen - A revival of David McVicar's 2002 Festival production, last seen in the Festival in 2008, Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia - A revival of Fiona Shaw's 2013 Tour production, which makes its Festival premiere, Maurice Ravel L'heure espagnole/ L'enfant et les sortilèges - The first revival of Laurent Pelly's 2012 Festival production, Luke Styles Macbeth - Composed by Glyndebourne's Young Composer in Residence, Luke Styles
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