Glyndebourne travels to the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Desire, disease and death are inseparable in Puccini’s La bohème.  As Rodolfo says to Marcello in Act 3, when he explains why he is leaving Mimì, despite his love for…

Glyndebourne’s sumptuous new staging of Handel’s Alcina now available to stream on Glyndebourne Encore

Glyndebourne’s critically-acclaimed new production of Handel’s Alcina, which premiered at Glyndebourne Festival 2022, has just been released on Glyndebourne Encore. Glyndebourne Encore is a new streaming platform giving on-demand access to…

Glyndebourne’s landmark production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers streaming on Glyndebourne Encore from 1 August

Opera lovers around the world will get their chance to see Glyndebourne’s landmark production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers from Monday 1 August when a live film recording is released on the…

Sumptuous artifice and sweet melancholy: Alcina at Glyndebourne

Lucidity is not a common characteristic of the Baroque opera libretto, and the anonymous text of Handel’s Alcina – drawn from an episode in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso – twists and…

Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers at Glyndebourne

It’s not often that a Glyndebourne production offers its audience an interactive experience.  But, that’s what seemed to be happening towards the close of the final Act of the second…

Richard Davidson-Houston appointed as Managing Director of Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne is delighted to announce that Richard Davidson-Houston will become Managing Director this autumn. Working alongside Artistic Director Stephen Langridge, Richard will lead Glyndebourne in continuing to achieve our mission…

Glyndebourne begins 2022 with Pay the Piper, a brand new youth opera from an all-female composer team

On 25 February 2022 Glyndebourne will present the world premiere of Pay the Piper, Glyndebourne’s first youth opera since 2017. The opera has been jointly composed by the four participants of…

Sharp slaps and pungent pyrotechnics: Glyndebourne’s Don Pasquale at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

There was pungent, post-explosion smoke in the Marlowe Theatre during the performance of Glyndebourne’s touring production of Don Pasquale, and it wasn’t all the result of the pyrotechnics with which…

A rake revived: Glyndebourne Tour at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

John Cox and David Hockney’s Glyndebourne production of The Rake’s Progress has proved one of the Festival’s most enduring successes, revived frequently in the Sussex theatre and in international houses…

Glyndebourne Encore, a new streaming service giving on-demand access to its filmed operas

Glyndebourne is launching a new streaming service called Glyndebourne Encore, giving on-demand access to its back catalogue of world-class opera, as well as all future filmed productions. Glyndebourne has been…