• Details

    Our pre-performance talks provide a bite-size overview of the opera that follows.

    Each afternoon talk is presented by an operatic expert, lasts 45 minutes and costs £9. The talks end 30 minutes before the start of each performance.


    Dates and times

    Sunday 28 May, 3.15pm
    La traviata
    Speaker: Dr Stefano Castelvecchi, lecturer at the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge

    Friday 9 June, 3.50pm
    Hipermestra
    Speaker: Dr Valeria De Lucca, lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton

    Sunday 11 June, 3.30pm
    Hamlet
    Speakers: Brett Dean (composer) and Matthew Jocelyn (librettist)

    Saturday 1 July, 3.45pm
    Ariadne auf Naxos
    Speaker: Professor Raymond Holden, Professor of Conducting at Royal Academy of Music

    Wednesday 9 August, 3.30pm
    Don Pasquale
    Speaker: Professor Francesco Izzo, Head of Music at the University of Southampton

    Wednesday 16 August, 3.30pm
    La clemenza di Tito
    Speaker: Dr Thomas Irvine , Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton


    How to book pre-performance talks

    Places for our pre-performance 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