Featured Archive items
The Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of our world-renowned opera house. There are many items which reflect on key periods of our history, this section showcases a few of our favourite archive items.
For the Archive, these books provide a wonderful record of Glyndebourne’s preformance history, the people and personalities involved in the organisation, and the social and historical context of the Festival.
Worn by Mrs Doris Armes to the first dress rehearsal at Glyndebourne in 1934.
The 1.5m long Pea pod boat featured in Glyndebourne’s production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.
A trip into the Glyndebourne Archive reveals a wondrous operatic version of the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak, premiered by the Glyndebourne Touring Opera at the National Theatre in London in January 1984.