Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne

Director Annabel Arden believes that Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia is ‘all about playfulness, theatricality, light and movement’. It’s certainly ‘about’ those things and they are, as Arden suggests, ‘based…

Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie, Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne revitalizes Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. Baroque tastes were extravagant. Louis XIV, Le Roi Soleil, and his successor Louis XV, epitomized the aesthetic: audacity, not gentility, vigour, not timidity.

Glyndebourne: Ariadne auf Naxos

Utterly mad but absolutely right — Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos started the Glyndebourne 2013 season with an explosion. Strauss could hardly have made his intentions more clear. Ariadne auf…

Exciting Glyndebourne 2013 season

Exciting developments at Glyndebourne ! Many new initiatives which could transform Glyndebourne from a summer festival to a truly international, year-round opera experience.

Marriage of Figaro at the BBC Proms

Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s visit to the Proms has become a much anticipated annual event. This year on 28 August, they brought Michael Grandage’s new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of…

Glyndebourne : Ravel Double Bill L’enfant et les sortilËges, L’heure espagnole

Surrealist fantasy with wit and style! L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilËges, the Ravel Double Bill at Glyndebourne, mixes charm, intelligence and nightmare.

Laurent Pelly on Glyndebourne’s Ravel Double Bill

The Glyndebourne Festival highlight this year could be the Ravel double bill – L’heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilËges. Laurent Pelly directs. Anyone who saw his brilliant Humperdinck Hansel…

Glyndebourne Jan·?ek The Cunning Little Vixen

Glyndebourne’s 2012 season started in great style with Leoö Jan·?ek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Its rapturous reception would suggest that this could become a Glyndebourne perennial.

Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival is a triumph in musical terms. Don’t miss it when it appears at the BBC Proms this summer in concert performance, because some of…

Luca Pisaroni sings Handel at Glyndebourne

Luca Pisaroni is one of one the more exciting young bass-baritones of his generation. In July 2011, he sings Argante in the first ever Handel Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival.