Visit the Archive
The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material for the purposes of research, private study or curiosity.
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.
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