Relive Glyndebourne Festival 2016 on BBC Four this Christmas

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There will be two chances to relive the magic of Glyndebourne Festival 2016 on BBC Four this Christmas.

Filmed during the Festival, Birth of an Opera: Danielle De Niese on The Barber of Seville provides a backstage look at the creation of Glyndebourne’s new production of Rossini’s great comic opera.

Offering unparalleled insight into the process of staging an opera, the documentary follows Danni as she prepares to make her debut in the opera’s starring role of Rosina. It also features interviews with director Annabel Arden, conductor Enrique Mazzola, designer Joanna Parker and key Glyndebourne figures.

Birth of an Opera: Danielle De Niese on The Barber of Seville is broadcast at 7.00pm on Sunday 18 December. Immediately afterwards, at 8.00pm, audiences can watch the opera in full, recorded live this summer.

For a taster of the opera, view the stunning production images here.