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Glyndebourne 2016: A Midsummer Night's Dream reviews

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The final production of the 2016 Glyndebourne festival is Britten’s fantastical A Midsummer Night’s Dream, continuing this year's jam-packed Shakespeare400 celebrations (ends 28 August).

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LPO at the BBC Proms: 25 July 2016

Prom 14

On Monday 25 July we returned to the BBC Proms for this year’s Glyndebourne prom, which featured a semi-staged production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, conducted by Enrique Mazzola.

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Glyndebourne 2016: Béatrice et Bénédict reviews

Béatrice et Bénédict

Continuing this year’s Shakespeare400 celebrations, Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, a take on Much Ado About Nothing, is brought to Glyndebourne this summer (ends 27 August). You can catch it on cinema screens around the UK on 9 August.

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LPO at the BBC Proms: 24 July 2016

Vladimir Jurowski

This year’s LPO BBC Prom saw the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Two Episodes, followed by a performance of Beethoven’s masterful 9th Symphony.

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Glyndebourne 2016: The Cunning Little Vixen reviews

The Cunning Little Vixen

Janáček’s fantastical opera, The Cunning Little Vixen comes to life at this summer’s Glyndebourne festival, conducted by Jakub Hrůša (ends 31 July).

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Glyndebourne 2016: Il Barbiere di Siviglia reviews

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Enrique Mazzola conducts the second opera in the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival Opera season, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year (ends 17 July).

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Glyndebourne 2016: Meistersinger reviews

Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the resident orchestras at Glyndebourne Festival Opera for over 50 years. This year’s season started with Wagner’s triumphant Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Michael Güttler (ends 27 June).

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