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Glyndebourne Festival 2021 runs from 20 May until 29 August and includes four fully-staged operas, a semi-staged Tristan und Isolde and a concert series from the Glyndebourne resident orchestras.
Every production, whether an opera or concert, will be wrapped in the full Festival experience: indoor performances with a long dining interval and time to enjoy our gardens.
WILL THERE BE ANY CHANGES TO WHAT I SEE ON STAGE?
The Festival will be working within COVID-19 guidelines to provide an exceptional artistic experience. Orchestra and chorus numbers have been adapted, as has some of the stage action. None of these adaptations will detract from your experience of enjoying a fully staged opera or concert.
WILL THE AUDITORIUM BE FULL?
The auditorium will be limited to 600 – 50% of our usual capacity. Seats will be only available strictly in pairs.
The famous Glyndebourne Festival showcases a spectacular array of musical flair across many weeks in the summer. Audiences flock from far and wide to enjoy the fine music and the ambience of the beautiful surroundings. This level of luxury hospitality is unmatched at any other operatic festival.
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Glyndebourne Schedule 2021
Thursday 20 May – Kát’a Kabanová*
Saturday 22 May – Kát’a Kabanová
Sunday 23 May – Il turco in Italia*
Tuesday 25 May – Il turco in Italia
Wednesday 26 May – Kát’a Kabanová
Thursday 27 May – Concert Series
Friday 28 May – Il turco in Italia
Saturday 29 May – Kát’a Kabanová
Sunday 30 May – Il turco in Italia
Wednesday 2 June – Il turco in Italia
Thursday 3 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Friday 4 June – Il turco in Italia
Saturday 5 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Sunday 6 June – Il turco in Italia
Tuesday 8 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Wednesday 9 June – Il turco in Italia
Thursday 10 June – Concert Series
Friday 11 June – Il turco in Italia
Saturday 12 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Sunday 13 June – Il turco in Italia
Tuesday 15 June – Concert Series
Wednesday 16 June – Il turco in Italia
Thursday 17 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Friday 18 June – Il turco in Italia
Saturday 19 June – Kát’a Kabanová
Sunday 20 June – Il turco in Italia
Friday 2 July – Concert Series
Sunday 4 July – Così fan tutte*
Tuesday 6 July – Così fan tutte
Friday 9 July – Così fan tutte
Sunday 11 July – Così fan tutte
Wednesday 14 July – Così fan tutte
Friday 16 July – Così fan tutte
Sunday 18 July – Così fan tutte
Thursday 22 July – Così fan tutte
Sunday 25 July – Così fan tutte
Sunday 1 August – Luisa Miller*
Wednesday 4 August – Luisa Miller
Thursday 5 August – Concert Series
Saturday 7 August – Luisa Miller
Sunday 8 August – Così fan tutte
Tuesday 10 August – Così fan tutte
Wednesday 11 August – Luisa Miller
Friday 13 August – Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged)*
Saturday 14 August – Luisa Miller
Sunday 15 August – Così fan tutte
Monday 16 August – Luisa Miller
Tuesday 17 August – Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged)
Wednesday 18 August – Concert Series
Thursday 19 August – Luisa Miller
Friday 20 August – Così fan tutte
Saturday 21 August – Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged)
Sunday 22 August – Luisa Miller
Monday 23 August – Così fan tutte
Tuesday 24 August – Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged)
Wednesday 25 August – Luisa Miller
Thursday 26 August – Concert Series
Friday 27 August – Così fan tutte
Saturday 28 August – Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged)
Sunday 29 August – Luisa Miller
* Opening night
The Festival will include the first ever production of Verdi’s early masterpiece Luisa Miller, a devastating tragedy fuelled by jealousy and desire.
The opera will be staged by Christof Loy, one of the most sought-after directors of his generation, who returns to Glyndebourne for the first time since 2002, working alongside conductor Enrique Mazzola and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Starring as the country girl Luisa is the award-winning Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, returning to Glyndebourne following acclaimed performances in La traviata and Rinaldo. Sharing the role of her lover Rodolfo are American tenor Charles Castronovo and Italian tenor Ivan Magri, both making Glyndebourne debuts.
Boasting some of the most striking ensembles that Verdi would ever create, the production will showcase the Glyndebourne Chorus, one of international opera’s foremost ensembles.
The 2021 Glyndebourne Festival opens on 20 May with a new production of Janáček’s shatteringly powerful opera, Kát’a Kabanová, a classic of the 20th century that hasn’t been performed at Glyndebourne in nearly 20 years. It will be only the second staging of the opera in Glyndebourne’s history and is directed by Damiano Michieletto, making his Glyndebourne directorial debut.
Robin Ticciati, in his eighth season as Music Director of Glyndebourne, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and an impressive cast led by Czech soprano Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role of a young woman forced to choose between love and life itself. British tenor David Butt Philip performs the role of her lover Boris, with Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Dalayman as her domineering mother-in-law, Kabanicha.
Robin Ticciati, Glyndebourne’s Music Director, said: ‘Kát’a Kabanová is a gift for music theatre – a story that cuts straight to the heart of the human condition. Janáček’s twentieth-century score has the searing lyricism of Puccini and the taut rigorous intensity of Beethoven and yet he remains a voice that is totally unique in Western music. I am thrilled to embark on our new production with Damiano and explore this extraordinary work. The mixture of folk song, a huge orchestral world that summons all the sounds of nature and a harrowing tale makes this one of those perfect operas’.
The third new production of the 2021 season is Rossini’s sparkling and sophisticated comedy, Il turco in Italia.
Following her critically-acclaimed production of Don Pasquale, Mariame Clément returns to Glyndebourne to direct the first new production of the opera at Glyndebourne in 50 years. It will be conducted by Giancarlo Andretta, making his Glyndebourne debut.
Leading the ensemble cast as the man-eating Fiorilla is Russian soprano Elena Tsallagova, last seen at Glyndebourne in the title role of 2016’s The Cunning Little Vixen, with Italian baritone Mattia Olivieri as the poet Prosdocimo and Italian bass Andrea Mastroni as ladies’ man Selim.
Among the productions being revived next summer is Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s timeless production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, back at Glyndebourne for the first time since 2009. The production will be conducted by Robin Ticciati and unites an impressive cast that includes New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill and Finnish soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä as the doomed lovers, Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill as Brangäne and Canadian bass-baritone John Relyea as King Marke.
The season is completed with revivals of two Mozart operas – Die Zauberflöte and Così fan tutte.
Glyndebourne Festival 2021 runs from 20 May – 29 August 2021.
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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.
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.