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A summer of magic and mischief

Festival 2016 has seen the return of four Glyndebourne classics and two new productions. We’ve also been celebrating Shakespeare400 with operas based on two of the Bard’s best-loved comedies.

World-class opera surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs, all just an hour from London.


Glyndebourne Festival 2016: what’s on

WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
21 May-27 June
10 performances

A revival of the 2011 Festival production
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Michael Güttler
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Amanda Majeski (Eva), Michael Schade (Walther von Stolzing)

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia
22 May-17 July
16 performances

A new production
Director: Annabel Arden
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Danielle de Niese (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo). Björn Bürger (Figaro)

JANÁČEK
The Cunning Little Vixen
12 June-31 July
13 performances

A revival of the 2012 Festival production
Director: Melly Still
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Elena Tsallagova (Vixen Sharp Ears), Alžbĕta Poláčková (Fox), Christopher Purves (Forester)

MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro
3 July-24 August
17 performances

A revival of the 2012 Festival production
Director: Michael Grandage
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast: Golda Schultz (Countess Almaviva), Davide Luciano (Figaro), Rosa Feola (Susanna)

BERLIOZ
Béatrice et Bénédict
23 July-27 August
12 performances

A new production
Director: Laurent Pelly
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda*
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Béatrice), Paul Appleby (Bénédict)

BRITTEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
11-28 August
8 performances

A revival of the 1981 Festival production
Director: Peter Hall
Revival director: Lynne Hockney
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša, Jeremy Bines**
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Matthew Rose (Bottom), Tim Mead (Oberon), Kathleen Kim (Tytania)

*Antonello Manacorda replaces Robin Ticciati, who has had to withdraw for medical reasons

**Jakub Hrůša and Jeremy Bines replace Kazushi Ono , who has had to withdraw for medical reasons


Glyndebourne’s Shakespeare events are part of the Shakespeare400 campaign, coordinated by King’s College London. Visit Shakespeare400.org for more information.

Past events in this season