Tour 2012 talks and events

7 October - 20 October 2012

Whether this is your first or fifty-first experience of opera, our series of additional activities provide insight into this year’s Tour productions.

Pre-performance talks

Ebert Room
Our 2012 repertoire is rich in inspiration for the pre-performance talks, our bitesize introductions to the operas. Each talk is presented by an operatic expert and lasts 30 minutes.

Thursday 11 October    5.30pm   Rusalka
Friday 12 October   5.30pm    Le nozze di Figaro
Monday 15 October   6.00pm   The Yellow Sofa
Tickets £5

Post-performance discussion

Following the performance of The Yellow Sofa on Wednesday 17 October, ticket holders are invited to stay for an informal post-performance discussion with members of the company. The discussion is free and will last around 20 minutes.

The Yellow Sofa
Wednesday 17 October

Study Events

Ebert Room
Dig deeper into the creation of this year’s new production, Le nozze di Figaro. Led by operatic experts with members of the production team and singers from the Glyndebourne Chorus, this event will provide you with a specialist insight into the opera. Lunch is available and can be booked separately through Leith’s Reservations on +44 (0)1273 812 510. From June further details can be found at

Le nozze di Figaro
Sunday 7 October 10.30am –3.00pm
Tickets £16 (£10 concessions)

Lovers Walk

Jerwood Studio
A new one-act opera by Glyndebourne Young Composer-in-Residence Luke Styles, with a libretto by Stephen Plaice. An original Glyndebourne commission, Lovers Walk will be performed by young people from Glyndebourne Youth Opera, the schools project Glyndebourne Young Voices, and the newly formed Glyndebourne Youth Company.

Lovers Walk
Saturday 20 October 2.00pm


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