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…

Glyndebourne Tour hits the road + screenings of Chaplin’s City Lights with live orchestral accompaniment

Glyndebourne Tour hits the road in November taking performances of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (pictured), Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah to The Marlowe, Canterbury (3 – 5 November), Milton Keynes Theatre (10 –…

Sarah Hopwood, Managing Director at Glyndebourne, to retire in autumn 2022

Glyndebourne has announced that Sarah Hopwood, Managing Director, will step down in autumn 2022 at which time she will join the Board as a Trustee. Sarah’s career at Glyndebourne has…

Glyndebourne’s 2021 Tour opens with Frederic Wake-Walker’s new production of Fidelio

Beethoven was none too sure about his only opera, Fidelio.  When librettist Friedrich Treitschke set about revising the first versions of the opera, originally titled Leonore, oder Der Triumph der…

Glyndebourne partnering with Pegasus Opera Company on mentoring programme for singers from diverse backgrounds

Glyndebourne has announced that it is supporting the Pegasus Opera Mentoring Programme, which offers aspiring and emerging artists of African and Asian heritage a bespoke programme of coaching and mentoring…

Tristan und Isolde: the London Philharmonic rise to epic heights, an inspired conductor … and two Tristans

I’m often left wondering with a great performance of Tristan und Isolde whether the true emotion of the work comes from the orchestra rather than the singers.  There were moments…

Glyndebourne’s Così fan tutte provides welcome reassurance and orderliness

When I last saw Nicholas Hytner’s 2006 Glyndebourne production of Così fan tutte – at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury during the 2017 autumn tour, at the time reportedly the…