What is the Glyndebourne Tour?

History of the Tour

Sir George Christie took over the running of Glyndebourne in 1962 following his father’s death. One of his lasting legacies was to launch the Glyndebourne Tour in 1968. His vision was to ensure Glyndebourne was accessible to audiences across the country, and to give performing opportunities to promising young singers. 49 years later Glyndebourne’s Tour is still proudly bringing world-class opera to audiences across the UK and providing a platform for emerging singers from across the globe at the very beginning of their careers.


What to expect from the Tour

With shorter intervals, and the opportunity to either dress up or dress down, the Tour has a slightly more relaxed feel to the Festival – except on stage, where the attention to detail doesn’t falter.


Tour 2017

The Glyndebourne Tour delivers more world-class opera on stage and on screen in autumn 2017 at venues across the country, including Glyndebourne, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich, Woking and Plymouth.

On stage will be two of the world’s most beloved operas – Il barbiere di Siviglia and Così fan tutte – and Brett Dean’s new Hamlet, straight from its world premiere at Festival 2017.

Full details of our current Tour season are available here