Opera synopses

Opera plots

Read the synopses of Glyndebourne's productions and discover the mystery, shocks, highlights and stories within Glyndebourne's repertoire.

Synopsis for the 2014 Festival production of La traviata.
Synopsis for the 2014 Festival production of La finta giardiniera.
Synopsis from our 2014 Festival production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Synopsis from our 2014 Festival production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier
Synopsis from our 2013 Festival production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos
Synopsis of the 2013 Festival production of Britten's Billy Budd
Synopsis of the 2013 Festival production of Verdi's Falstaff
Synopsis of the 2013 Festival production of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie
Synopsis for the 2011 production of L'elisir.
Synopsis for the 2011 tour production of Don Pasquale.

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