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GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2018: MUST-SEE PRODUCTIONS FOR MAY AND JUNE

GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2018: MUST-SEE PRODUCTIONS FOR MAY AND JUNE

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 opens on Saturday 19 May 2018 with the Glyndebourne Festival debut of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, staged by Annilese Miskimmon. Other highlights of the season include new productions of Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Vanessa and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. We are so excited to begin constructing our show-stopping picnic in preparation for one of our favourite events of the summer!

May 2018

Madama Butterfly: opens on 19th May

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Puccini’s beloved opera makes its Glyndebourne Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production. By updating the original turn-of-the-century setting to the 1950s, the production confronts the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer. Taking on one of the greatest soprano roles in the repertoire is Olga Busuioc as Cio-Cio-San with Joshua Guerrero as Lieutenant BF Pinkerton and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances until 18 July.

19th, 23rd, 26th, 31st May; 6th, 9th, 14th, 21st, 28th June; 5th, 12th, 18th July (5.10pm)
3rd, 17th, 24th June; 1st, 8th July (4.35pm)

Tickets: £20 - £260

Der Rosenkavalier opens on 20th May

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Richard Jones’s elegantly colourful 2014 production of one of opera’s great romantic comedies returns with an exciting new cast that includes Kate Lindsey as Octavian, Brindley Sherratt as Baron Ochs and, sharing the role of The Marschallin, Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Michaela Kaune. Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances until 26th June.

24th, 30th May; 2nd, 8th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 26th June (4.35pm)
20th, 27th May (3.20pm)

Tickets £15 - £260

June 2018

Giulio Cesare opens on 10th June

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Bollywood meets baroque in David McVicar’s legendary production, a Glyndebourne classic first seen in 2005. This revival reunites many of the original team including conductor William Christie and top mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly who makes a triumphant return to the title role. Joining the cast are Joélle Harvey as Cleopatra and Anna Stéphany as Sesto. Performances until 28th July.

15th, 20th, 23rd, 29th June; 6th, 10th, 13th, 20th, 24th, 28th July (4.05pm)
10th June; 15th July (2.45pm)

Tickets £15 - £230

Live broadcast of Madama Butterfly on 21st June

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Broadcast live from Glyndebourne Festival 2018 on glyndebourne.com and in cinemas nationwide: Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Puccini’s beloved opera. Participating venues at glyndebourne.com  

Pelleas Et Melisande opens 30th June

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Glyndebourne's first new production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in nearly twenty years will be directed by Stefan Herheim, one of Europe's most exciting directors. Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and an international cast led by Christina Gansch as Mélisande, John Chest as Pelléas and Christopher Purves as Golaud. Performances until 9th August.

30th June; 4th, 7th, 11th, 21st, 23rd, 26 July; 1st, 4th, 6th, 9th August (5.05pm)
29th July (3.45pm)

Tickets £15 - £230

Madama Butterfly continues

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Puccini’s beloved opera makes its Glyndebourne Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production. By updating the original turn-of-the-century setting to the 1950s, the production confronts the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer. Taking on one of the greatest soprano roles in the repertoire is Olga Busuioc as Cio-Cio-San with Joshua Guerrero as Lieutenant BF Pinkerton and Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances until 18th July.

6th, 9th, 14th, 21st, 28thh June; 5th, 12th, 18th July  (5.10pm)
3rd, 17th, 24th June; 1st, 8th July (4.35pm)

Tickets £20 - £260

Der Rosenkavalier continues

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Richard Jones’s elegantly colourful 2014 production of one of opera’s great romantic comedies returns with an exciting new cast that includes Kate Lindsey as Octavian, Brindley Sherratt as Baron Ochs and, sharing the role of The Marschallin, Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Michaela Kaune. Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances until 26th June.

2th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 26th June (4.35pm)

Tickets £15 - £260

For venue information:

Glyndebourne Opera House | +44 (0) 1273 812 321 | New Rd, Lewes BN8 5UU

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