Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour 2018

In the world of opera, Glyndebourne is unique. It is recognised globally as one of the great opera houses. Its productions travel worldwide, are performed live in other opera houses and screened in cinemas from New York to Tokyo.

The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994. The Glyndebourne 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.

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2018 Festival Lineup

Pelléas et Mélisande

30 June – 9 August
12 performances

A new production for Festival 2018

Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Stefan Herheim
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Christina Gansch (Mélisande), John Chest (Pelléas), Christopher Purves (Golaud), Brindley Sherratt (Arkel), Karen Cargill (Geneviève)


19 July – 25 August
13 performances

A revival of the Festival 2015 production

Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Director: Barrie Kosky
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast includes: Markus Brück (Saul), Iestyn Davies (David), Allan Clayton (Jonathan), Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal)


5 – 26 August 2018
10 performances

UK premiere

Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Director: Keith Warner
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Emma Bell (Vanessa), Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol), Doris Soffel (The Old Baroness), Donnie Ray Albert (The Old Doctor)