2010 Preview Press Release

Highlights of 2010 at Glyndebourne

Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Grandage will make his opera debut directing the new production of Billy Budd which will open the 2010 Festival. Grandage’s debut will mark a continuing tradition of theatre directors making opera debuts at Glyndebourne from Trevor Nunn in 1982 with Idomeneo to Melly Still with Rusalka in 2009. Mark Elder will conduct Billy Budd for the first time, and the cast includes some of today’s most exciting young singers including Jacques Imbrailo in the title role together with the well-respected artists John Mark Ainsley and Philip Ens.

The innovative creative partnership of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown returns for the new production of Don Giovanni. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, with new Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša conducting some performances. Gerald Finley leads an exhilarating cast with Kate Royal as Donna Elvira, Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Anna Samuil as Donna Anna and the dynamic young artist Isobel Leonard will make her UK debut as Zerlina.

Glyndebourne’s commitment to staging youth and community operas on the main stage has been unprecedented in the UK.  Following the successes of MisperZoë and School4Lovers, Glyndebourne has begun work on another new commission, Knight Crew, which will be performed in March 2010. Based on a modern updating of the Arthurian legend, Knight Crew will focus on the important issues of respect, social exclusion and knife crime and will draw on local young people aged 14-19 years and the community for its cast and chorus. Glyndebourne’s Composer-in-Residence Julian Philips has written the score with a libretto by Nicky Singer. The piece will be directed by John Fulljames and will be designed by Es Devlin. An ensemble of professional players will be joined by youth players in the pit. Knight Crew will be central to the project for the Creative and Media Diploma and, from 1st September, www.knightcrewopera.com will also provide a virtual learning resource for Diploma students.

Now in his 84th year, Charles Mackerras will conduct his third Mozart opera for Glyndebourne in 2010. The ensemble cast will include Allan Clayton as Ferrando and Sally Matthews as Fiordiligi.

Vasily Petrenko (Principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain) makes his UK opera debut conducting the revival of Richard Jones’ staging of Macbeth. Erika Sunnegårdh will make her Glyndebourne debut as Lady Macbeth, with Yonghoon Lee as Macduff.

Former Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Robin Ticciati will conduct the revival of Hänsel und Gretel with Alice Coote as Hänsel. For the first time family tickets will be available for some performances whereby adults can bring children under 18 for just £30 and sit together in top price seating. There will also be a workshop on 25th August giving families the chance to explore this fairy-tale opera.

From Tel Aviv to Salzburg, over the last 35 years The Rake’s Progress has been the most enduring, widely seen Glyndebourne production of all time. It returns in 2010 under original director John Cox. Vladimir Jurowski will conduct in a continuation of the Russian repertoire he has championed since he became Music Director of the Festival in 2000.

Highlights Autumn/Winter 2009/10

Glyndebourne on Tour

  • In the final year of his tenure as Music Director of the Tour Robin Ticciati will conduct a revival of Nikolaus Lehnhoffs’s Jenůfa. Belfast-born soprano Giselle Allen makes her company debut in the title role. 
  • Jakub Hrůša will take over as Music Director for Glyndebourne on Tour in January 2010. 
  • Glyndebourne on Tour will also present a revival of Richard Jones’ Festival production of Falstaff conducted by James Gaffigan in his UK opera debut with Jonathan Veira in the title role.
  • Così fan tutte will return and completes the Tour programme with Patrick Lange conducting and Gillian Ramm as Fiordiligi and Andrew Tortise as Ferrando. 
  • Glyndebourne on Tour begins on 13 October with three weeks at Glyndebourne, then visits Woking, Stoke-on-Trent, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Plymouth. 
  • Glyndebourne Education will present the Opera Experience programme for students at all the GOT venues this year, in addition to two matinees for young people at Glyndebourne. There will also be matinees of a specially adapted children’s version of The Magic Flute on the main stage at Glyndebourne in December.
  • 2009 GOT Box Office T: 01273 813813 or www.glyndebourne.com

Glyndebourne on Screen

  • In 2007, Glyndebourne became the first UK opera house to screen its productions in cinemas and this year we will become the latest opera company to join the prestigious Opus Arte cinema distribution partnership along with the Royal Opera House, Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid and The Royal Ballet.
  • The new season will see the further expansion of Glyndebourne’s cinema screenings into Japan, Australia, US/Canada and India.
  • Glyndebourne will be bringing two new productions to the cinema in 2009/10: Falstaff directed by Richard Jones in November, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in a production directed by Annabel Arden in April 2010. 

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs

  • The Glyndebourne CD Label continues to expand with a further release in 2009;L’elisir d’amore from 1962 Festival with Mirella Freni.
  • In spring 2010 Glyndebourne plans to release on CD Rusalka from the 2009 Festival conducted by Jiří Bĕlohlávek and Idomeneo from the 1964 Festival with Luciano Pavarotti.
  • DVDs of FalstaffThe Fairy Queen and L’elisir d’amore, all from the 2009 anniversary Festival, will be released with Opus Arte in spring 2010.
  • Glyndebourne Festival Opera 20th May - 29th August 2010

2010 Box Office

Telephone booking opens on Saturday 27 February 2010 10am – 6pm. Subject to availability, tickets will also be made available via www.glyndebourne.com from midnight on Friday 26 February 2010. T: 01273 813813 or www.glyndebourne.com

Billy Budd    Britten

  • Directed by Michael Grandage in his Glyndebourne debut
  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Mark Elder
  • Designed by Christopher Oram with lighting by Paule Constable 
  • Jacques Imbrailo leads the cast with John Mark Ainsley as Captain Vere, Phillip Ens as Claggart, and Matthew Rose as Mr Flint
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 12 performances between 20 May and 27 June

Glyndebourne on Tour

  • In the final year of his tenure as Music Director of the Tour Robin Ticciati will conduct a revival of Nikolaus Lehnhoffs’s Jenufa. Belfast-born soprano Giselle Allen makes her company debut in the title role. 
  • Jakub Hrůša will take over as Music Director for Glyndebourne on Tour in January 2010. 
  • Glyndebourne on Tour will also present a revival of Richard Jones’ Festival production of Falstaff conducted by James Gaffigan in his UK opera debut with Jonathan Veira in the title role.
  • Così fan tutte will return and completes the Tour programme with Patrick Lange conducting and Gillian Ramm as Fiordiligi and Andrew Tortise as Ferrando. 
  • Glyndebourne on Tour begins on 13 October with three weeks at Glyndebourne, then visits Woking, Stoke-on-Trent, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Plymouth. 
  • Glyndebourne Education will present the Opera Experience programme for students at all the GOT venues this year, in addition to two matinees for young people at Glyndebourne. There will also be matinees of a specially adapted children’s version of The Magic Flute on the main stage at Glyndebourne in December.
  • 2009 GOT Box Office T: 01273 813813 or www.glyndebourne.com

Glyndebourne on Screen

  • In 2007, Glyndebourne became the first UK opera house to screen its productions in cinemas and this year we will become the latest opera company to join the prestigious Opus Arte cinema distribution partnership along with the Royal Opera House, Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid and The Royal Ballet.
  • The new season will see the further expansion of Glyndebourne’s cinema screenings into Japan, Australia, US/Canada and India.
  • Glyndebourne will be bringing two new productions to the cinema in 2009/10: Falstaff directed by Richard Jones in November, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in a production directed by Annabel Arden in April 2010. 

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs

  • The Glyndebourne CD Label continues to expand with a further release in 2009;L’elisir d’amore from 1962 Festival with Mirella Freni.
  • In spring 2010 Glyndebourne plans to release on CD Rusalka from the 2009 Festival conducted by Jiří Bĕlohlávek and Idomeneo from the 1964 Festival with Luciano Pavarotti.
  • DVDs of FalstaffThe Fairy Queen and L’elisir d’amore, all from the 2009 anniversary Festival, will be released with Opus Arte in spring 2010.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 20th May- 29th August 2010

2010 Box Office

Telephone booking opens on Saturday 27 February 2010 10am – 6pm. Subject to availability, tickets will also be made available via www.glyndebourne.com from midnight on Friday 26 February 2010. T: 01273 813813 or www.glyndebourne.com

Billy Budd    Britten

  • Directed by Michael Grandage in his Glyndebourne debut
  • The London Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Mark Elder
  • Designed by Christopher Oram with lighting by Paule Constable 
  • Jacques Imbrailo leads the cast with John Mark Ainsley as Captain Vere, Phillip Ens as Claggart, and Matthew Rose as Mr Flint
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 12 performances between 20 May and 27 June

Così fan tutte   Mozart

  • Nicholas Hytner’s 2006 staging of Così fan tutte will be revived by Ashley Dean with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Charles Mackerras with some performances conducted by James Gaffigan in his Festival debut
  • Allan Clayton as Ferrando, Sally Matthews as Fiordiligi, Tuva Semmingsen Dorabella, Robert Gleadow as Guglielmo, with Anna Maria Panzarella as Despina and Pietro Spagnoli as Don Alfonso.
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 16 performances between 22 May and 17 July
  • Così fan tutte is supported by a syndicate of donors

Macbeth    Verdi

  • Director Richard Jones’ 2007 portrayal of Verdi’s Macbeth will be revived by Geoffrey Dalton
  • Vasilly Petrenko will make his Glyndebourne debut conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrzej Dobber and Stanislav Shvets will return to reprise their roles as Macbeth and Banquo with Erika Sunnegårdh making her Glyndebourne debut as Lady Macbeth, and Yonghoon Lee as Macduff
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 12 performances between 13 June and 24 July, family tickets available on 17 and 25 August
  • Macbeth is supported by Jon and Julia Aisbitt 

Don Giovanni   Mozart

  • Director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown will create this new production for Glyndebourne
  • Festival Music Director Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with new Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša conducting some performances
  • Gerald Finley will sing the title role with Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Kate Royal as Donna Elivira, Anna Samuil as Donna Anna, Isobel Leonard as Zerlina and William Burden as Don Ottavio
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 17 performances between 4 July and 27 August
  • Don Giovanni is supported by Handel and Yvonne Evans

Hänsel und Gretel   Humperdinck

  • A revival of the 2008 Laurent Pelly production of Hänsel und Gretel will be revived by Stephane Marlot with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by former Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Robin Ticciati
  • Alice Coote is Hänsel, while Gretel is sung by Lydia Teuscher. Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke will return as the Witch
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus 
  • 11 performances between 25 July and 28 August

The Rake’s Progress   Stravinsky

  • The longest running production at Glyndebourne, John Cox’s 1975 production of The Rake’s Progress designed by David Hockney will be revived for the 2010 Festival
  • Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in this landmark production
  • Miah Persson and Topi Lehtipuu will sing Anne Trulove and Tom Rakewell. Matthew Rose sings Nick Shadow with Susan Gorton as Mother Goose and Elena Manistina as Baba the Turk
  • 9 performances between 8 and 29 August
  • The Rake’s Progress is supported by Balli and Carol and Paul Collins

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