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    Our new Insider series of talks, moderated by Warwick Thompson, give you an insight into the workings of Glyndebourne.

    Each talk will explore a different aspect of staging an opera, referencing that evening’s performance.

    Talks last 45 minutes, cost £9 and end 30 minutes before the start of each performance.


    Dates and times

    Sunday 4 June, 2.30pm
    Inside an orchestra with the OAE, featuring Hipermestra

    Thursday 6 July, 3.50pm
    Hamlet – creating a world premiere
    Speakers: Sebastian F Schwarz – General Director and Eric Gautron – Technical Director

    Friday 14 July, 3.50pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos – casting and rehearsing an opera
    Speakers: Ann Rawdon Smith – Casting Administrator and Ian Jackson – Head of Planning & Company Management

    Monday 31 July, 3.45pm
    Dressing an opera – the costumes and props of La clemenza di Tito
    Speakers: Paul Brown – Head of Props and Pauline Lecrass – Head of Costume

    Monday 7 August, 3.40pm
    The allure of La traviata
    Speaker: Sebastian F Schwarz – General Director

    Monday 14 August, 3.25pm
    Defining a look – make-up and wigs in Don Pasquale
    Speakers: Sarah Piper – Head of Make Up and Sheila Slaymaker – Head of Wigs


    How to book insider talks

    Places for our insider talks can be booked online or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000 from the dates below:


    20 February 2017
    Glyndebourne Members and Glyndebourne Associate Members

    5 March 2017
    Public booking opens online at 6.00pm