7th May 2014
The only son of Glyndebourne founders John Christie and Audrey Mildmay, Sir George Christie succeeded his father to become Chairman of Glyndebourne in 1958 when he was just 23. He held the position until 1999, during which time he and his wife Mary transformed his family business into the world-renowned opera house it is today. During his tenure as Chairman, Sir George served on many artistic boards, including the Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Council England, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.
15th April 2014
Glyndebourne’s 2013 community opera, Imago, has been nominated for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Award. Imago, composed by Orlando Gough with a libretto by Stephen Plaice, is nominated in the Learning and Participation category for a project which inspired participation in music-making and created high quality musical experience and understanding. 
9th April 2014
Newly released figures show that the Glyndebourne wind turbine has exceeded its target in its second year of operation. In the 12 months to January 2014, the turbine generated enough energy to cover 102% of the organisation’s electricity needs, surpassing the projected target of 90%. Any power that isn’t used by Glyndebourne is exported to the local grid to provide a source of renewable energy for the community.
17th March 2014
Glyndebourne has launched a national art competition inviting talented and aspiring young artists to design the cover of its 2014 Tour Programme. The winning artist will see their artwork grace the cover of 10,000 copies of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme and be commercially exhibited at Glyndebourne and participating galleries this autumn.  
5th March 2014
With three new productions, a new head chef and an eagerly anticipated new Music Director, 2014 will see Glyndebourne Festival celebrate 80 years as one of Europe’s most beloved cultural attractions. Joining Glyndebourne as Executive Chef is Julian Wilson, former head chef at Harrods, who began his career at Glyndebourne in the 1980s. Julian forms a key part of the award-winning team at Leiths, offering modern British dining from quintessential Glyndebourne picnics to luxurious cream teas and high end, haute cuisine.
27th February 2014
Glyndebourne is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Telegraph Media Group (TMG) that will see The Telegraph become the opera house’s 2014 online Festival partner in the UK.
27th February 2014
Independent research released today reveals for the first time the full extent of Glyndebourne’s significant impact on the East Sussex economy. The report examines all aspects of Glyndebourne’s impact to reveal how it supports the local economy. This includes audience spend, Glyndebourne’s expenditure on wages and with local suppliers and spending by the visiting artists who create and perform in the operas on stage.
13th February 2014
Glyndebourne has been nominated in the Festival category of the second International Opera Awards. The Awards, which attracted over 1,600 nominations from around the world, aim to provide bursaries for emerging opera talent and to celebrate excellence in the world of opera. Glyndebourne will compete alongside the Aix-en-Provence, Bregenz, Longborough, Pesaro and Wexford festivals in its category when the awards are announced on Monday 7 April. 
5th February 2014
Glyndebourne opera house has swept the board in this year’s What’s on Stage opera poll, with award wins in the following categories: BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONWinner: The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne Tour/Fiona Shaw). BEST REVIVALWinner: Billy Budd (Glyndebourne Festival/Michael Grandage).
5th February 2014
Glyndebourne’s critically acclaimed production of Billy Budd has won the Best Revival award in the whatsonstage.com Opera Poll 2013. The win comes two days before the production makes its international debut in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

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