On Such a Night
Originally released in 1956, On Such a Night is a charming and captivating piece of Glyndebourne history. The 37-minute film was described by former Manager of the Glyndebourne Festival Moran Caplat as a 'little jewel'.
Directed by Anthony Asquith and starring David Knight, Marie Lohr and Josephine Griffin, the quintessentially English film tells the tale of an American tourist who, arriving at Victoria station in London with the intention to visit the picturesque South Downs, follows a group of well-dressed opera goers to Glyndebourne in search of the elusive 'New Countess'. There he watches his first opera - Le nozze di Figaro - of which a number of original and rare excerpts of live performance are included.
Now re-released and digitally restored from the material preserved by the British Film Institute National Archive, On Such a Night is available on DVD ensuring that now, almost 55 years after it was made, it can delight audiences all over again.