Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season Preview 21 May – 28 August 2011

The Turn of the Screw. Photo: Mike Hoban

Highlights of the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival

  • The 2011 Glyndebourne Festival will open with the first ever staging here of Die Meistersinger von Nürenberg, directed by David McVicar and conducted by Music Director Vladimir Jurowski. Gerald Finley makes his role debut as Hans Sachs, with Ana Gabler as Eva. This will fulfill the dream of Glyndebourne’s founder, John Christie, to stage this work, who himself performed the role of Sixtus Beckmesser in a concert performance of Scene 1 Act III in the Glyndebourne Organ Room in 1928. 
  • Robert Carsen directs a new production of Rinaldo, continuing Glyndebourne’s exploration of Handel operas. Conducted by Baroque specialist Ottavio Dantone in his Glyndebourne debut, Sonia Prina sings the title role.
  • Former Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the revival of the 2010 Festival production of Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni. The cast includes Lucas Meachem as Don Giovanni.
  • Danielle De Niese sings the role of Adina in Annabel Arden’s L’elisir d’amore. Enrique Mazzola, original conductor for this production from the 2007 Tour, returns to conduct this revival.
  • Melly Still’s 2009 Festival production of Rusalka is revived, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role, with Pavel Cernoch as the Prince. 
  • Jonathan Kent’s 2006 Festival production of The Turn of the Screw returns, with Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Jakub Hrŭša conducting all performances. Kate Royal will return to sing the role of the Governess, with Toby Spence as Peter Quint.

Glyndebourne on Screen

The 2009 Festival production of The Fairy Queen will be screened nationally and internationally as part of the Opus Arte 2010/11 cinema season. There will also be international screenings of Falstaff and L’elisir d’amore from the 2009 Festival. Further details will be available nearer the time from www.glyndebourne.com

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs

The Glyndebourne CD Label continues to expand, with the addition of two new titles released this autumn; Peter Grimes from the 2000 Festival and I puritani from the 1960 Festival.

In spring 2011, Glyndebourne plans to release DVD recordings of Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress, recorded live from the 2010 Festival.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season 21 May – 28 August 2011

2011 Box Office

General public booking opens on Saturday 26 March. Online booking will open at 12.01am via www.glyndebourne.com with telephone booking via the Glyndebourne Box Office (+44 (0) 1273 813813) from 10.00am.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner

  • A new production directed by David McVicar
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
  • Designer: Vicki Mortimer
  • Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
  • Movement Director: Andrew George
  • Cast includes Gerald Finley as Hans Sachs, Anna Gabler as Eva
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 10 performances between Saturday 21 May – Sunday 26 June

Don Giovanni WA Mozart

  • Jonathan Kent’s 2010 Festival staging will be revived by Lloyd Wood
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Robin Ticciati
  • Designer: Paul Brown
  • Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
  • Movement Director: Denni Sayers
  • Cast includes Lucas Meacham in the title role
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 16 performances between Sunday 22 May – Friday 15 July

L’elisir d’amore Donizetti

  • Annabel Arden’s 2007 Tour staging
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Enrique Mazzola
  • Designer: Lez Brotherston
  • Lighting Designer: Giuseppe di Iorio
  • Movement Director: Leah Hauseman
  • Danielle De Niese leads the cast as Adina
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 16 performances between Thursday 9 June – Thursday 4 August

Rinaldo Handel

  • A new production directed by Robert Carsen
  • With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Ottavio Dantone
  • Designer: Gideon Davey
  • Lighting Designer: Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet
  • Movement Director:  Philippe Giraudeau
  • Cast includes Sonia Prina in the title role
  • 14 performances between Saturday 2 July – Saturday 22 August

Rusalka Dvořák

  • Melly Still’s 2009 Festival staging
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis
  • Designer: Rae Smith
  • Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
  • Movement Director: Rick Nodine
  • Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role, with Pavel Cernoch as the Prince
  • With The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • 11 performances between Saturday 23 July – Saturday 27 August

The Turn of the Screw Britten

  • Jonathan Kent’s 2006 Festival staging
  • With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Glyndebourne on Tour
  • Music Director: Jakub Hrŭša
  • Designer: Paul Brown
  • Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
  • With Toby Spence as Peter Quint and Kate Royal as the Governess
  • 8 performances between Thursday 11 August – Sunday 28 August

Vladimir Jurowski

Vladimir Jurowski will relinquish his position as Glyndebourne’s Music Director at the end of the 2013 Festival, after 13 years in the role. Vladimir will continue a close relationship with Glyndebourne post-2013 and continues to be Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; two artistic relationships that developed through his music directorship at Glyndebourne:

"My appointment as Glyndebourne’s Music Director in 2001 was a seminal point in my career and one for which I will always be extremely grateful. Glyndebourne is the place where one’s operatic dreams come true! The commitment of Glyndebourne to meticulously detailed preparation of the operas during the lengthy rehearsal periods and the mixture of absolute professionalism and inspired enthusiasm of everyone in the organisation has allowed me over the years to achieve some of the finest operatic collaborations in my career so far.

"I have also greatly enjoyed the close artistic partnership with Gus Christie, David Pickard, Steven Naylor and the rest of the team at Glyndebourne, who have continually supported new artistic ideas and in particular, innovation in the choice of repertoire and style of productions. I look forward to continuing as Music Director of Glyndebourne until 2013 and maintaining an association for many years beyond."

-Vladimir Jurowski, Music Director

"It has always been a great privilege to work with Vladimir on the artistic planning for Glyndebourne. He is a collaborator in the truest sense of the word and his musical contribution to Glyndebourne since 2001 has been enormous. I look forward to continuing to work with him until the end of the 2013 Festival as Music Director and well into the future as a greatly valued musician, conductor and friend."

- David Pickard, General Director

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