Visit the Archive
The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material for the purposes of research, private study or curiosity.
This year we will feature two exhibitions closely linked to the 2013 repertoire to enhance your visit:
A History of Ariadne at Glyndebourne
Ariadne auf Naxos was first presented by Glyndebourne at the Edinburgh Festival in 1950. It is not only our most-performed Strauss opera, but it was also the first opera by the composer to be added to the Glyndebourne repertoire, and despite numerous attempts, the only one Sir Thomas Beecham ever conducted for Glyndebourne.
Glyndebourne’s Baroque Renaissance
In the early 1990s Glyndebourne scheduled a change in the direction of future repertoire with plans for a new Handel piece in 1996. The success of Theodora was closely followed by Rodelinda (1998) and Giulio Cesare (2005). Glyndebourne’s baroque heritage will develop further in 2013 with the addition of our first ever French-baroque opera, Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie and this exhibition will seek to provide context for this new production.
The Archive gallery is open pre-performance during the 2012 Festival, from 3pm on Monday – Saturday, and from 2pm on Sundays.
The Archive itself is open Monday to Friday by prior appointment only:
May to August 10.00 to 14.00
September to April 10.00 to 16.00
Researchers are not allowed personal access to the filing system, but the Archivist will be pleased to discuss individual needs and assemble all relevant material before to any visit.
We do charge for some services, and details are available on request.
Please write, fax or email with any enquiries that you wish to make, to request an information pack, or to make an appointment.
Telephone: + 44(0)1273 812321
Fax: + 44(0)1273 812783