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Glyndebourne Education and Tour

The Glyndebourne Tour took to the road for the first time in 1968 to make opera accessible to audiences throughout the country and to provide an opportunity for young and promising singers to perform. Just over 20 years later, Glyndebourne Education was established to complement the activities of the tour and with a clear aim – to encourage as diverse a group of people to connect with opera as possible. Its work ranges from working with schools and youth groups to presenting large-scale community operas on the Glyndebourne stage.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,700,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,700,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,700,000

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Insight into The Turn of The Screw

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Britten's The Turn of the Screw to venues around the country including Woking,Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth. Described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘one of Glyndebourne’s most provocative and accomplished productions’, The Turn of the Screw was first seen as part of Tour 2006 and is revived with a cast of rising stars including award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw in the role of the Governess and Jerwood Young Artist (2010) Anthony Gregory as Peter Quint. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/turn-screw-0

Behind the scenes of La traviata

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country including, Woking, Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Dublin and Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata La traviata, the fallen woman. Does that phrase still have relevance today? For Verdi it was a subject of intense personal significance. He and the singer Giuseppina Strepponi lived together for ten years before they married, enduring the objections of those who viewed her as a woman of no worth or moral standing. Violetta, the fallen woman of the title, is a vividly real, flesh-and-blood creation. She suffers from the consumption which will inevitably kill her but which, in the view of the time, brought with it a feverish intensity and heightened erotic impulse. Life, for her, is to be grasped with both hands and lived to the full. The character is based on Marie Duplessis, mistress of Alexandre Dumas fils, who fictionalised her in his novel La Dame aux camélias. When another writer, Marcel Proust, saw La traviata, he wrote: ‘It’s a work which goes straight to my heart. Verdi has given it the style it lacked … for a dramatic work to touch popular sentiment the addition of music is essential.’ That music was written by Verdi at the peak of his powers. It is lyrical, heartbreaking and unforgettable, appealing directly to the emotions and resulting in an opera that invents itself anew for every generation.

On Tour with La finta giardiniera

Director Frederic Wake-Walker and principal Eliana Pretorian (Serpetta) take us into the La finta giardiniera rehearsal room during preparations for their Tour 2014 performances across the country.

Turn of The Screw, Tour 2014 Trailer

Tour 2014 takes Britten's The Turn of the Screw to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 18 October - 24 October 2014. Described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘one of Glyndebourne’s most provocative and accomplished productions’, The Turn of the Screw was first seen as part of Tour 2006 and is revived with a cast of rising stars including award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw in the role of the Governess and Jerwood Young Artist (2010) Anthony Gregory as Peter Quint. Tickets and information: glyndebourne.com/production/turn-screw-0

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La finta giardiniera to La traviata Glyndebourne stage timelapse

Timelapse of La finta giardiniera set transforming in to La traviata. Both operas will be performed at venues around the UK as part of the Glyndebourne Tour 2014. http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2014

La traviata Trailer, Tour 2014

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 4 October - 10 December 2014. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

La traviata, Brindisi (the drinking song) Glyndebourne Festival 2014

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 4 October - 10 December 2014. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

An insight into La traviata at Glyndebourne 2014

To accompany our new 2014 production of Verdi's La traviata Conductor Sir Mark Elder, Glyndebourne Chorus member Jennie Witton, Director Tom Cairns, soprano Venera Gimadieva and tenor Michael Fabiano give their insights into Verdi's masterpiece. Includes rehearsal footage filmed on location at Glyndebourne in July 2014. See this production on Tour in 2014 http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

La traviata - Voxpops

This autumn, after three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, our Tour hits the road. We will be stopping at: Woking, New Victoria Theatre (28 Oct - 1 Nov) Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre (4 - 8 Nov) Norwich, Norwich Theatre Royal (11 - 15 Nov) Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Theatre (18 - 22 Nov) Plymouth, Theatre Royal Plymouth (25 - 29 Nov) Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (3 - 6 Dec) Stoke-on-Trent, Regent Theatre & Victoria Hall (9 & 10 Dec) More information: http://glyndebourne.com/tour2014

Mozart's La finta giardiniera - Glyndebourne Tour 2014 trailer

Glyndebourne's first ever production of La finta giardiniera becomes the ninth and earliest entry in the company's Mozart canon.Straight from the 2014 Festival and on Tour 25 October - 27 November 2014. Find out more and book tickets: glyndebourne.com/production/la-finta-giardiniera-1?tab=group-prod-dates-times

La finta giardiniera - Festival 2014 Trailer

Glyndebourne's first ever production of La finta giardiniera becomes the ninth and earliest entry in the company's Mozart canon. From 28 June - 21 August 2014. Book tickets: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-finta-giardiniera

La finta giardiniera - False or True

With this new production by Frederic Wake-Walker, in his Glyndebourne Festival debut, La finta giardiniera (The False Garden-Girl) becomes the ninth and earliest entry in the company's Mozart canon. At its heart the opera presents seven characters in search of love. Through a process of exploring themselves as much as each other, their inquiry reveals what is real and what is 'finta'. Christiane Karg, Joélle Harvey and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke anchor an expert Mozartean ensemble. Glyndebourne's new Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Glyndebourne Tour 2014

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 delivers world-class opera to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 4 - 25 October. Check the link below for dates tickets. http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2014

80 Years of Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne's founders, John Christie and wife Audrey Mildmay, opened the first Glyndebourne Festival in 1934. Today our world-renowned auditorium and standards of excellence are testament to John's original ethos: 'Not just the best we can do but the best that can be done anywhere'. Find out more about the history of Glyndebourne on our website http://glyndebourne.com/our-history

Der Rosenkavalier: The Music with Robin Ticciati

Glyndebourne's new Music Director Robin Ticciati gives us his insights into Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier which he conducts at the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival. Alongside répétiteur Duncan Williams he demonstrates how the conductor works with singers and the director during rehearsals at Glyndebourne. Glyndebourne and The Telegraph will be streaming Der Rosenkavalier live from Glyndebourne on 8 June 2014. Please find out more and join our live tweet with #GFOrosenkav. http://glyndebourne.com/Festival-2014-in-cinemas

Der Rosenkavalier: Costume and Colour

Nicky Gillibrand, costume designer for the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival production of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier gives us a behind the scenes peek into the costume studio. Glyndebourne and The Telegraph will be streaming Der Rosenkavalier live from Glyndebourne on 8 June 2014. Please find out more and join our live tweet with #GFOrosenkav. http://glyndebourne.com/Festival-2014-in-cinemas

Eugene Onegin rehearsals

Find out how the rehearsals are going for Festival 2014's Eugene Onegin with conductor Omer Meir Wellber and Glyndebourne chorus member Thomasin Trezise. More information and tickets: http://www.glyndebourne.com/production/eugene-onegin-1

Cinema Season Trailer 2014

Join us for the Glyndebourne 80th anniversary season in cinemas and online. Tickets on sale now. More information at http://www.glyndebourne.com/cinemas Der Rosenkavalier - Live from Festival 2014, Sunday 8 June Don Giovanni - Recorded live in 2010, from Sunday 6 July La traviata - Live from Festival 2014, Sunday 10 August

Eugene Onegin Trailer Festival 2014

Tickets are available now: http://glyndebourne.com/production/eugene-onegin-1 Graham Vick's 1994 staging of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, last seen at Glyndebourne in 2008, was deemed by The Financial Times as '... a performance that now ranks as a Glyndebourne classic.' The 2014 Festival cast is headed by Ekaterina Scherbachenko as Tatyana and Andrei Bondarenko as Onegin.

Don Giovanni Trailer Festival 2014

Jonathan Kent's sleek, suspenseful production, first seen in the 2010 returns to the 2014 Festival with Canadian baritone Elliot Madore in title role, returning after his 2012 Festival debut in L'heure espagnole. British tenor Ben Johnson sings Don Ottavio opposite Canadian soprano Layla Claire and Italian soprano Serena Farnocchia returns as Donna Elvira. Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada will make his Festival debut. Tickets are available now: http://glyndebourne.com/production/don-giovanni-1

Rinaldo Trailer Festival 2014

Handel's tale of love, war and redemption during the First Crusade here becomes a madcap fantasy set in a British boarding school, a backdrop that deftly underlines the piece's inherent Englishness. Robert Carsen's production was first seen at the 2011 Festival, in the 2014 revival the cast boasts four leading countertenors. Iestyn Davies, Tim Mead, Anthony Roth Costanzo and James Laing. Ottavio Dantone returns to conduct. Tickets are available now: http://glyndebourne.com/production/rinaldo-2014

La finta giardiniera Trailer Festival 2014

A new production for the 2014 Festival of Mozart's early opera La finta giardiniera (The False Garden-Girl) directed by Festival debut director Frederic Wake-Walker and conducted by Glyndebourne's new Music Director Robin Ticciati. The cast includes Christiane Karg, Aricia in Hippolyte et Aricie in Festival 2013, Christiane Karg, Adina in L'elisir d'amore in Tour 2013 and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos in Festival 2013. Tickets are available now: glyndebourne.com/production/la-finta-giardiniera

Glyndebourne Festival 2014 trailer

Join us for the Glyndebourne 80th anniversary season. Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier 17 May - 3 July 2014 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin 18 May - 11 July 2014 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni 7 June - 1 August 2014 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La finta giardiniera 28 June - 21 August 2014 Giuseppe Verdi La traviata 17 July - 23 August 2014 George Frideric Handel Rinaldo 9 August - 24 August 2014 Booking via our website: glyndebourne.com/season/festival-2014

Into the Harbour, Carry Me Home - Behind the scenes

Drawing together some of Britten's most famous operatic work (including music from Peter Grimes, The Turn of the Screw, Billy Budd and Albert Herring) and a selection of the songs from Friday Afternoons, Into the Harbour explores the moments of decision or dilemma faced by young people: the moments when they discover what they are made of, when they must choose to sink or swim. Into the Harbour will be performed by Glyndebourne Youth Opera Groups 1 and 2 and an ensemble of musicians conducted by Lee Reynolds. Find out more: http://www.glyndebourne.com/production/harbour-carry-me-home

Introduction to Glyndebourne - The Music

Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. Crucially, Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934. Although it receives valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some educational work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. Glyndebourne is a registered charity, funded by box office income, its members and supporters. The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994. Glyndebourne on Tour, founded in 1968, takes three productions around the UK each autumn. Together, Festival and Tour present about 120 performances a year to an audience of around 150,000. Glyndebourne's widely respected Education programme, established in 1986, hosts over 230 community and outreach events a year. And Glyndebourne has pioneered using recordings to bring its work to a worldwide audience through broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and internet streaming.

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