Experience the wonder of opera in the heart of the Sussex countryside.


Since the first performances in 1934, Glyndebourne Festival Opera has held a unique place in the world of opera, presenting world-class operatic productions in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Today the opera season runs for about four months with performances taking place in its world-renowned opera house, which stands next to the country home of John Christie, Glyndebourne’s founder. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has a long and illustrious history at Glyndebourne, with the summer of 2013 marking the LPO’s 50th consecutive year as Glyndebourne’s resident orchestra.

Generally, six operas are presented each summer, covering early music, romantic operas and contemporary works. Surrounded by beautiful gardens in which the audience can picnic during the long dinner interval, Glyndebourne remains one of the most enchanting experiences of the English summer season.

Glyndebourne Festival 2018/19

This season's productions with the LPO

Puccini Madama Butterfly | 19 May – 18 July

R Strauss Der Rosenkavalier | 20 May – 26 June

Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande | 30 June – 9 August 

Barber Vanessa | 5 – 26 August

Other ways to see Glyndebourne's operas

Glyndebourne Festival Opera offers a number of ways to see their operas, from broadcasting in cinemas around the UK, to streaming operas online and selling DVDs of productions for you to watch in the comfort of your own home.

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