80th Anniversary History Talk

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8 June, 27 July, 17 August

Sunday 8 June, Ebert 
2.05pm - 2.50pm - 45 minutes
(prior to evening production of Der Rosenkavalier)
Speaker: Julia Aries, Glyndebourne Archivist 

Julia will explore Festival founder John Christie's background and influences; how he met his future wife Audrey Mildmay, the challenging early years of the Festival and post-war activities up to the 1950s.

Today's talk will also look at the history of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne and its significance as Carl Ebert's farewell production.

Sunday 27 July, Ebert Room
3.20pm - 4.05pm - 45 minutes
(prior to evening production of La Traviata)

Julia will explore Festival founder John Christie's background and influences; how he met his future wife Audrey Mildmay, the challenging early years of the Festival and post-war activities up to the 1950s.

Today's talk will also look at John Christie's experiences in the trenches as an acknowledgement of the WWI centenary in August. 

Sunday 17 August, Auditorium
Start time 2.15pm (prior to evening production of Rinaldo)
As a special anniversary celebration in our 80th year, join Glyndebourne faces* past and present - both from the stage and behind the scenes - as they share their memories from eight decades of exceptional opera.

£9 per person
*Speakers to be announced as they are confirmed

Exclusive priority booking period for members opens Monday 24 February.

Tickets to talks can only purchased by ticket holders for the evening's opera performance on that date.

Visit our Glyndebourne timeline for a tour through the decades.

Dates & Times - 80th Anniversary History Talk

Pre Performance Talk Date Talk Starts Talk Finishes Price
80th Anniversary History Talk Sunday 8 June 2014 2:05pm 2:50pm £9.00 Book Now
80th Anniversary History Talk Sunday 27 July 2014 3:20pm 4:05pm £9.00 Book Now
80th Anniversary History Talk Sunday 17 August 2014 2:15pm 3:00pm £9.00 Book Now

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