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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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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

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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 Experience

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.

Introduction to Glyndebourne 2014

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.

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.

Introduction to Glyndebourne - The Place

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.

The Jurowski Legacy

2013 marked the conclusion of Vladimir Jurowski's 13-year tenure as Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival during which time he conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in many extraordinary performances of repertoire. In this video, Vladimir reflects on his time in post, the approach he takes to conducting year after year and what Glyndebourne, his 'artistic home', has given to him.

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg CD (2011 Festival recording)

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was performed at Glyndebourne for the first time at the 2011 Festival with Gerald Finely making his role debut as Hans Sachs to critical acclaim. This recording captures this momentous production on three mastered CDs accompanied by a hardback presentation book containing the full libretto in English/German, the synopsis written by the Director Sir David McVicar and an essay by John Allison "Wagner on the Sussex Downs" detailing the special place this opera has in the history of Glyndebourne. Conductor - Vladimir Jurowski Director - David McVicar Cast - Gerald Finley Marco Jentzsch Johannes Martin Kranzle Alistair Miles Anna Gabler Topi Lehtipuu Michaela Selinger.

Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Glyndebourne Tour 2013

The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten returns to Glyndebourne after a long hiatus following our world premiere production in 1946. Fiona Shaw directs for Glyndebourne for the first time with a cast including Allan Clayton, Kate Valentine, Duncan Rock and Claudia Huckle. The production opens at Glyndebourne on October 19 2013 and Tours to Norwich, Woking, Canterbury, Milton Keynes and Plymouth from October to December 2013. http://glyndebourne.com/production/rape-of-lucretia-tour-2013 Filmed on location at Glyndebourne, October 2013

Glyndebourne introduces - Wig Supervisor Sheila Slaymaker

Wig Supervisor Sheila Slaymaker shows us how she prepares wigs for the Glyndebourne stage as she prepares for the Glyndebourne Tour 2013. Find out more about Tour 2013: http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2013

Glyndebourne introduces - Production Manager Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison, Production Manager, describes how he makes sure the audience are getting the same experience out on the road for Tour 2013 as they do at Glyndebourne. We also get a preview of the set for Britten's The Rape of Lucretia which will be performed on Tour in Autumn 2013: http://glyndebourne.com/production/rape-of-lucretia-tour-2013

Glyndebourne introduces - Head of Props Paul Brown

Head of Props Paul Brown shows us around the Glyndebourne props workshop and finds some surprises waiting for the new production of The Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne Tour 2013

Glyndebourne introduces - Head of Stage Matt Cole

Matt Cole, Head of Stage at Glyndebourne, shows us around the set of Hänsel und Gretel and talks to us about the logistics of taking productions out on Tour. Find out more and book for the Glyndebourne 2013 Tour: http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2013

Glyndebourne introduces - Orchestra Assistant Tom Waghorn

Life in the orchestra pit during Glyndebourne Tour with Orchestra Assistant Tom Waghorn.

Glyndebourne Tour 2013 trailer

The 2013 Glyndebourne Tour starts at Glyndebourne on 6 October 2013 before heading to Woking, Norwich, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Plymouth and Stoke on Trent. See our modern take on Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, a 1940s vintage L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti or celebrate the Britten centenary with a new production of The Rape of Lucretia directed by Fiona Shaw. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth in 2013 we are also screening Nikolaus Lehnhoff's 2007 production of Tristan und Isolde at selected venues. Find out more and book at: http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2013

A preview of Glyndebourne's La Cenerentola (2007) audio release

Our 2007 Festival production of Rossini's La Cenerentola conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with a cast including Ruxandra Donose, Maxim Mironov, Alessandro Corbelli, Raquela Sheeran and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Audio release on iTunes now: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rossini-la-cenerentola/id674468199?uo=4 2 CDs including libretto available from our shop: http://glyndebourne.com/product/rossini-gioachino-la-cenerentola-cd-2007

Preview Glyndebourne's Tristan und Isolde audio release (Recorded 2009)

Tristan und Isolde recorded live at Glyndebourne at the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival Conductor Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra Cast: Torsten Kerl, Anja Kampe, Andrzej Dobber, Sarah Connolly, Georg Zeppenfeld, Trevor Scheunemann, Peter Gijsbertsen, Andrew Kennedy, Richard Mosley-Evans 3 CD set including libretto and synopsis available from out shop http://glyndebourne.com/product/wagner-richard-tristan-und-isolde-cd-2009 and from itunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wagner-tristan-und-isolde/id675520228?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 "The attention to detail and scrupulous balance that Jurowski and his orchestra invariably achieve these days were expected but, by the final act, he had gone further, igniting a blistering intensity that threatened to send Glyndebourne's elegant wooden interior up in flames. With music-making such as this coming out of the pit, nothing is beyond Glyndebourne at the moment". - Financial Times 2009 http://glyndebourne.com/product/wagner-richard-tristan-und-isolde-cd-2009

Captain Blood's Revenge: A Pirate Opera

A new opera for children aged 7+ and their families. Bold, boisterous and bags of fun, Captain Blood's Revenge combines adventure, mystery and a bit of spookiness in a tale of buccaneering high jinks that we can all join in. As if Salty Sue doesn't have enough to cope with as landlady of The Blasted Bilge Rat, a rowdy harbourside inn, her daughter Pegatty is a real piratical handful and Pegatty's father, the fearsome former pirate Billy Bone, has vanished on a dangerous quest. No wonder Sue would rather swap the high seas for the high Cs in her secret ambition to be a singer. The rollicking regulars at Sue's inn include a band of mariner musicians, an evil-looking sailor with a knife in his back -- and us, the audience. Find out more: glyndebourne.com/production/captain-blood%E2%80%99s-revenge-pirate-opera Performances for Schools in Autumn 2013 glyndebourne.com/schools Music by Lynne Plowman, Libretto by Martin Riley An original Glyndebourne commission in a co-production with Brighton Festival, supported by investment from Glyndebourne's New Generation Programme, including the generous support of Dr and Mrs John and Jo Padfield.

Hänsel und Gretel Tour Trailer 2013

Laurent Pelly's highly imaginative retelling of Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel returns to Tour 2013 this autumn. Find out more and buy tickets here: glyndebourne.com/production/hansel-und-gretel-tour-2013

L'elisir d'amore Tour Trailer 2013

Created especially for the Tour, Annabel Arden's L'elisir d'amore makes a welcome return to Tour 2013 following its successful first outing six years ago. Find out more and buy tickets for here: www.glyndebourne.com/production/lelisir-damore-tour-2013

Hänsel und Gretel: A very modern nightmare

Let yourself be bewitched by the glorious music and the ghoulishly vivid imagination of director Laurent Pelly in Glyndebourne's production of Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. First seen at the 2008 Festival this production will go on Tour to venues around Britain in Autumn 2013. Find out more: http://glyndebourne.com/production/hansel-und-gretel-tour-2013

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