Glyndebourne

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

Glyndebourne

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 2021

The Orchestra returns to Glyndebourne in 2021, performing four operas, and three orchestral concerts. See Glyndebourne's website for full details of this year's festival. 

Kát'a Kabanová
20 May - 19 June
Robin Ticciati conducts Janáček's tragic opera, with a cast that includes Nicky Spence, and Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role.

Il Turco in Italia
23 May - 20 June
A new production of Rossini's witty classic, conducted by Sesto Quatrini.

Luisa Miller
1 August - 29 August
Enrique Mazzola brings Verdi's dramatic tale to life, on the Glyndebourne stage for the first time ever.

Tristan und Isolde
13 August - 28 August
Robin Ticciati returns to conduct a semi-staged production of Wagner's romantic epic. 

Concert Series
10, 15 June and 2 July
The Orchestra, under Robin Ticciati, performs two perfectly summery programmes. With works by Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Dvořák and more.

 

We are delighted that Glyndebourne's staging of Barber’s Vanessa (Opus Arte label), directed by Keith Warner and featuring the LPO, won DVD of the Year at the 15th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards. Read the full list of winners.