6th June 2011
In a new series exclusively for our website, Lynne Truss, the author of Eats, shoots and leaves reads her own story String and air, based on Britten's chilling opera The Turn of the Screw. Listen to String and Air
27th May 2011
Author, repetiteur and conductor Raymond Leppard will be signing copies of his book Music Made Me at the Glyndebourne shop prior to the performance of Don Giovanni on Saturday 28 May between 4.00 - 5.00pm. Through a close association with Glyndebourne, Raymond was repetiteur for two years and conducted performances in ten festivals. Buy Music Made Me.
23rd May 2011
Glyndebourne is pleased to announce that a limited number of Associate Memberships are now available. For a one off joining fee of £500, plus an annual subscription (currently £75), Associate Members secure priority booking for the Festival (after the Festival Society Members’ ticket ballot) and a position on the waiting list for the Festival Society itself.
16th May 2011
Glyndebourne announces new partnerships with the Guardian, Science Museum and Picturehouse to increase access to its work, reaching a potential audience of millions This summer, Glyndebourne will further develop its digital programme, breaking new ground in the transmission of opera both online and in cinemas and offering increased access to its work to new audiences worldwide. David Pickard, General Director of Glyndebourne said:
12th May 2011
Royal Academician and Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry has designed the programme book cover for this year’s Festival. The Glyndebourne Festival Programme book has been published annually since 1952, with beautifully illustrated articles to complement each season’s repertoire. Each year an eminent artist has been commissioned to design the cover and recent artists include including Sir Hugh Casson, Peter Doig, Erté, Mary Fedden, David Hockney, Sir Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Sir Osbert Lancaster, Oliver Messel Chris Ofili and Maurice Sendak.
11th May 2011
Kate Royal has withdrawn from the role of The Governess in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2011 production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw as she is expecting a baby. We are pleased to announce that Miah Persson will sing The Governess.   Miah Persson Soprano Previously for Glyndebourne: Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Anne Trulove/The Rake’s Progress (GFO).
11th May 2011
What does it take to be a musical director of a leading opera house? Glyndebourne's Vladimir Jurowski, ENO's Ed Gardner and the Royal Opera House's Tony Pappano met last month for a lively and illuminating discussion. Watch this fascinating discussion from the Guardian website:
26th April 2011
Glyndebourne is giving audiences another chance to see the acclaimed community production of Knight Crew, to celebrate European Opera Days. From Saturday 7 May until the end of the month, the full opera will be streamed online in partnership with Plushmusic. Find links to the streaming on the Glyndebourne website www.glyndebourne.com from 7 May. Glyndebourne’s digital celebration of European Opera Days 2011 rings true to the theme of this year’s event, which focuses on opera for young audiences.
13th April 2011
Following the success of Knight Crew in 2010, we have now commissioned Orlando Gough (composer), Stephen Plaice (librettist) and Susannah Waters (director) to devise and create our next large-scale community opera, Imago, an opera which explores ageing in a digital world. Imago will have its world premiere at Glyndebourne in March 2013, and will include up to 70 people aged 9-90 from our local community.
12th April 2011
Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of The Fairy Queen is a fascinating carnival of music, theatre and dance. Purcell's The Fairy Queen incorporates elements of A Midsummer Night's Dream and in addition to Shakespeare's characters, conjures up a wild array of gods and goddesses, nymphs and sprites, fairies and shepherds, dancing swans and figures of dream. Purcell's score takes the form of a series of fantastical masques and contains the composer's finest, wittiest and most inventive score.

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