Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour 2015

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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Poliuto
Gaetano Donizetti

Donizetti’s rarely-produced masterwork Poliuto reveals the epic side of this bel canto genius. Poliuto contrasts fierce personal conflict with sweeping heroic scale, in the manner of French grand opera – a choice which would wield great influence on Verdi. Poliuto’s grand Temple Scene in Act II clearly foreshadows the famous Triumphal Scene in Aida.

Date Time Show Title
Thu 21 May 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Sun 24 May 2015 4:50pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Fri 29 May 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Sun 7 Jun 2015 4:50pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Thu 11 Jun 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Sun 14 Jun 2015 4:50pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Thu 18 Jun 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Sun 21 Jun 2015 4:50pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Fri 26 Jun 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Thu 2 Jul 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Thu 9 Jul 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Sun 12 Jul 2015 4:50pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
Wed 15 Jul 2015 5:05pm Poliuto Make an enquiry
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Carmen
Georges Bizet

“I have written a work that is all clarity and vivacity, full of colour and melody”, wrote Bizet of Carmen, composed shortly before his sudden death at age 37. He would never know that his tale of a free-spirited femme fatale would become one of the world’s most widely performed and beloved operas.

Date Time Show Title
Sat 23 May 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Thu 28 May 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Sun 31 May 2015 3:35pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Wed 3 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Sat 6 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Tue 9 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Fri 12 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Tue 16 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Fri 19 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Mon 22 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Thu 25 Jun 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Sun 28 Jun 2015 3:35pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Wed 1 Jul 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Sat 4 Jul 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
Sat 11 Jul 2015 4:50pm Carmen Make an enquiry
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Die Entführung
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Like many other contemporary works, Die Entführung was inspired by the 18th-century vogue for all things Eastern after the Ottoman Empire’s failed Siege of Vienna in 1683. The plot concerns the attempt of the Spanish nobleman Belmonte to rescue his beloved Konstanze from the seraglio of the Pasha Selim in Turkey.

Date Time Show Title
Saturday 13 June 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Wednesday 17 June 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Saturday 20 June 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Wednesday 24 June 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Saturday 27 June 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Tuesday 30 June 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Friday 3 July 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Wednesday 8 July 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Tuesday 14 July 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Thursday 16 July 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Sunday 19 July 2015 4:05pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Wednesday 22 July 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Saturday 25 July 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Friday 31 July 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Sunday 2 August 2015 4:05pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Friday 7 August 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry
Monday 10 August 2015 5:20pm Die Entführung Make an enquiry

The Rape of Lucretia
Benjamin Britten

The harrowing historic tale of Lucretia has inspired works by artists throughout the ages. According to historians, Lucretia was raped by Tarquinius Sextus, son of the Etruscan King of Rome. Her consequent suicide spurred the revolution which toppled the monarchy and brought about the Roman Republic.

Date Time Show Title
Sun 5 Jul 2015 5:00pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Fri 10 Jul 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Fri 17 Jul 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Fri 24 Jul 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Thu 30 Jul 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Tue 4 Aug 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Sun 9 Aug 2015 5:00pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Fri 14 Aug 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry
Wed 19 Aug 2015 5:15pm The Rape of Lucretia Make an enquiry

Saul
George Frideric Handel

This Glyndebourne premiere of Handel’s Saul marks the company debut of the brilliant and provocative Australian opera and theatre director Barrie Kosky. He delves deep into this score of heart-breaking beauty and intensity to create an associative dreamscape, a Baroque nightmare world in which this mythic tale of a Lear-like mad king and his crumbling family unfolds.

Date Time Show Title
Thu 23 Jul 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Sun 26 Jul 2015 4:05pm Saul Make an enquiry
Wed 29 Jul 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Sat 1 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Thu 6 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Wed 12 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Sat 15 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Mon 17 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Thu 20 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Sat 22 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Tue 25 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Thu 27 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry
Sat 29 Aug 2015 5:20pm Saul Make an enquiry

L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges
Maurice Ravel

Separated by 15 years and a world war, Ravel’s two sole operas could not be more different: L’heure espagnole evokes the racy Belle Époque of Ravel’s youth, while L’enfant reflects the hard-won humanity of those who survived ‘The War to End All Wars’. L’heure basks in a lush, sensual sound world, while L’enfant deploys large orchestral forces to weave a transparent, almost minimalist musical fabric.

Date Time Show Title
Sat 8 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Tue 11 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Thu 13 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Sun 16 Aug 2015 5:10pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Tue 18 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Fri 21 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Sun 23 Aug 2015 5:10pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Wed 26 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Fri 28 Aug 2015 5:25pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry
Sun 30 Aug 2015 5:10pm L’heure espagnole / L’enfant et les sortilèges Make an enquiry