Glyndebourne tickets 2020 always sell out for this most popular opera festival.
The famous Glyndebourne Festival showcases a spectacular array of musical flair across many weeks in the summer, and audiences flock from far and wide to enjoy not only the fine music but also the ambience, the beautiful surroundings and the luxury hospitality that is unmatched at any other operatic festival.
Due to its popularity and the increasing itch for Londoners to experience a brief reprieve from city life in the summer months, it is incredibly difficult to come across good tickets to see the Glyndebourne Festival 2020, but we can source and provide a range of VIP tickets for a whole host of the most popular productions, best seats for any date.
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Production 1 is Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites which opens the Glyndebourne Festival 2020 – one of the most devastatingly powerful works in the repertoire. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it is based on a true story of religious martyrdom and follows the struggles of a young woman faced with a harrowing decision, made all the more moving by a breathtaking score.
Production 2 is Handel’s Alcina, set in a world of enchantment and magic, the opera calls for lavish stage effects, promising a visual spectacle for Glyndebourne audiences. Taking the title role is Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, with Armenian soprano Nina Minasyan as Morgana, Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany as Ruggiero and American contralto Avery Amereau as Bradamante.
Production 3 is Beethoven’s emotionally-charged opera Fidelio, which features music as powerful and beautiful as any that he wrote for the symphony hall. An impressive cast includes British soprano Emma Bell as Leonore and British tenor David Butt Philip as Florestan.
Production 4 is Stravinsky’s sophisticated comedy The Rake’s Progress, with Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša at the helm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast that includes American tenor Ben Bliss as Tom Rakewell, British bass Matthew Rose as Nick Shadow and British soprano Louise Alder as Anne Trulove.
David McVicar’s insightful production of Mozart’s landmark work Die Entführung aus dem Serail is production 5 and Annabel Arden’s colourful production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy L’elisir d’amore production 6.
Glyndebourne Festival 2020
21 MAY – 19 JUL
Dialogues des Carmélites
23 MAY – 18 JUL
13 JUN – 06 AUG
George Frideric Handel
04 JUL – 26 AUG
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
25 JUL – 29 AUG
Ludwig van Beethoven
13 AUG – 30 AUG
The Rake’s Progress
Glyndebourne opera house stands next to the country home of one John Christie and is now run by his grandson, Gus. The ‘family business’, as it were, has always been preoccupied with artistic excellence and talent, and for Decades, this has remained the touchstone of everything Glyndebourne stands for.
Glyndebourne has a myriad of traditions associated with it; the extended interval between acts in shows is one of them. This gives those attending the chance to dine at some of the region’s finest restaurants or serve up a gourmet picnic of their own on blankets and rugs sprawled across the grounds. Extravagance is encouraged; many bring their own tables, some embellish them with ice buckets and candlesticks, and almost everyone shows up in immaculate evening dress.
Extravagance is encouraged; many bring their own tables, some embellish them with ice buckets and candlesticks, and almost everyone shows up in immaculate evening dress to experience an evening of Glyndebourne opera that they will never forget, book your Glyndebourne Opera tickets now. Not to mention the tradition of catching the Glyndebourne train.
How to get to the Glyndebourne opera.
Travel to the festival has been made simple and accessible; a shuttle bus takes festival goers from Lewes, the nearest train station, right to the site of the festival and car parking is free for those who decide to use their own transport.
Opening times Please allow for plenty of time to explore and to get there; the grounds open at 3 pm on festival days, meaning that attendees have plenty of time to arrive and enjoy the Glyndebourne tour their surroundings before they take their seats for the performance.
Glyndebourne dining options include everything from a champagne bar under a marquee, to a hot and cold carvery in relaxed and informal surroundings, for those who want to let their hair down after an evening of dramatic operatic action.You need to book dining or picnics. When making a dining booking you do not need your seat numbers, please enter your details only. When placing the order, you will have the option to enter the email address you would like all details of the booking sent to. We strongly recommend that you book online in advance at diningatglyndebourne.com
On your arrival
Pre-performance services start from 3.00pm Monday to Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday
The Long Bar
considered the best rendezvous at Glyndebourne, The Long Bar offers a warm welcome to all. A full range of Champagne, Pimms, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, appetisers and sandwiches, teas and coffees are all offered and can be pre-ordered or purchased on the day.
The Lawn Bar
Glyndebourne’s beautiful grounds and gardens can be enjoyed prior to the performance from the Champagne tent on the lawn. Open in fine weather, it offers Champagne, Glyndebourne house red and white wines, Pimms by the jug or glass, beers and a selection of soft drinks.
Middle & Over Wallop Tea Rooms
The Ha Ha Tea can be found in the tranquil surroundings of the Middle & Over Wallop conservatory. The Pre-performance tea service includes freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream & summer fruit jams, finger sandwiches, French pastries, and a selection of teas & coffees. Champagnes & wines by the glass are available. Tables can only be guaranteed by pre-booking.
For a more relaxed afternoon tea visit the Mildmay Tearooms. The terrace and veranda are also open in fine weather. Tables cannot be pre-booked and are allocated upon arrival.
Glyndebourne support the much loved & long-standing tradition of picnicking and offer four types of a picnic, prepared in their own style. Available for collection on a pre-order basis from the Picnic Hut. They offer a Summer Picnic, Traditional Picnic, and an All Inclusive Traditional Picnic with Champagne, furniture & Porter.
Picnic Porter Service
If you have ordered a Summer or Traditional Picnic for an additional fee a picnic porter will take your picnic and any furniture to your chosen location and set it up for you. This will then be cleared away following the Long Interval or later if you choose to return after the performance.
The Short Interval
This short 20-minute interval during certain productions *please enquire. The Long Bar is open & beverage stations on the Circle & Upper Circle balconies.
The Long Interval
Dinner is served in all three restaurants during the Long Interval. Owing to the time constraints of the interval (80 minutes) it is necessary to pre-order your dining requirements in advance.
Middle & Over Wallop
Extensively refurbished this restaurant is designed on three levels with a glazed extension offering views over the South Downs. Fine dining can be pre-booked offering 3 courses.
Nether Wallop follows the style of The Christie Dining Hall which was the very first dining hall at Glyndebourne. It offers a very popular hot carvery with traditional roast beef and salmon en croute and a cold buffet. A sumptuous range of cold desserts is also available.
This restaurant looks out onto the magnificent walled garden. The restaurant offers a relaxed environment with an intimate setting for those who choose to dine on the balconies or al fresco on the veranda in fine weather. British theme menus focussing on quality, freshness and seasonal ingredients.