Glyndebourne Festival 2018 brochure

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FESTIVAL 2018 19 May – 26 August


Welcome to Festival 2018 Watch our film for a glimpse of a Festival day from start to finish. Your adventure awaits‌ glyndebourne.com/festivalfilm

Our cover image provides a glimpse into the Saul rehearsal room. Our passion for detail means that, whether a new production or revival, each opera is given an unprecedented six weeks of rehearsal before the curtain goes up.

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It is a great privilege and responsibility to be choosing titles for an operatic season that will both enrich and entertain our Glyndebourne audiences. We thank our Members for their continued support and invite all visitors to join the Glyndebourne family for world-class opera in our unique setting in the Sussex Downs. Sebastian F. Schwarz

Sam Stephenson

Three of our Festival 2018 operas were written around the beginning of the 20th century and yet they couldn't be any more different from each other, characterising their diverse cultural origins. In contrast, we also present two of Glyndebourne's most successful productions of Handel's works and one new production from the vast field of American opera, to provide an intriguing counterpoint to the season.

Sebastian F. Schwarz

GENERAL DIRECTOR

Festival 2018 at a glance Madama Butterfly

Der Rosenkavalier

Giulio Cesare

Love quickly turns to betrayal and sacrifice in this story of an innocent young Geisha and a dashing American officer. Rich with exotic colour and memorable melodies, this seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart.

Forced to choose between duty and desire, the Marschallin must surrender her young lover to another woman. The lilting rhythm of the waltz is the heartbeat of Strauss’s bittersweet Viennese comedy.

Political intrigue meets romance in this vivid retelling of the classic story of Caesar and Cleopatra. Wit, energy and sumptuous designs bring Handel's tune-filled score to joyous life in this all-singing, all-dancing staging.

See pages 4-5

See pages 6-7

See pages 8-9

Pelléas et Mélisande

Saul

Vanessa

A Lear-like king descends into madness in a Biblical drama of Shakespearean scope. Thrilling choruses and rich orchestral textures combine with bold choreography in a striking theatrical fusion of old and new.

When past and present loves collide, the aftershocks threaten to shatter one family’s fragile world. Overflowing with melody, Vanessa is one of the 20th century’s most beautiful, lyrical scores, a work of cinematic intensity.

See pages 12-13

See pages 14-15

East meets West with devastating consequences in Puccini’s tragic romance

A mysterious woman, a forbidden love, a family torn apart When Prince Golaud meets the beautiful Mélisande, he falls instantly in love. So does his brother Pelléas. Debussy’s only opera explores this tragic love-triangle in a uniquely atmospheric and evocative score.

See pages 10-11

A timeless production of Strauss’s operatic masterpiece

Barrie Kosky’s sensational staging of Handel’s oratorio marries spectacle and psychology

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return

A rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s emotionally-charged, Pulitzer Prize-winning opera

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A visit to Glyndebourne is about more than the opera… If you’re coming for the first time or bringing someone new, here’s a taste of the Festival experience.

Escape to the country Glyndebourne is nestled in the heart of the Sussex countryside, in the South Downs National Park. We’re happily an hour away from the distractions of London and 20 minutes from Brighton – and to make your life easier, we’ll even collect you by coach from our local mainline station, Lewes (see page 20 for details). Dress for the occasion We encourage formal evening dress in keeping with the direction of Glyndebourne’s founder John Christie. Fashions and attitudes to dress have changed since 1934, but our audiences today still enjoy combining the thrill of dressing up with the chance to be different for a day. Make a day of it Glorious gardens surround our state-of-theart, 1,200 seat opera house. The gardens open at least two hours before every performance, leaving you plenty of time to explore, enjoy the visual art exhibited around the theatre and visit the Glyndebourne Shop. We have a 90-minute dining interval during every performance which is just the right amount of time to enjoy a leisurely picnic – you can bring your own or order one and collect it when you arrive. Prefer the great indoors? Leith’s at Glyndebourne run our three on-site restaurants, where your dining experience can range from a relaxed afternoon tea to sumptuous fine dining. diningatglyndebourne.com 02 | FESTIVAL 2018

Accessing tickets Tickets for all Festival performances are available first to Members and then to the general public. Members secure over 3/4 of Festival tickets, leaving around 20,000 available from the opening of public booking – so don’t assume Glyndebourne is sold out! Under 30s Thanks to generous funding from our New Generation Programme, we’re able to provide heavily subsidised Festival tickets at £30 to those aged under 30. To access these offers, simply click the 'Register' button at glyndebourne.com and sign up for free. How to book Members: Your paper or online ballot form will be posted and emailed directly to you. Don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office team if you need any assistance during the ballot process. Public: From Sunday 4 March, select your own seats, 24 hours a day at glyndebourne.com. Alternatively, from 10.00am on Monday 5 March call the Box Office. Contacting the Box Office +44 (0)1273 815 000 Live webchat on glyndebourne.com Until Friday 18 May: open Monday to Friday, 10.00am–6.00pm. From Saturday 19 May: open seven days a week, 10.00am–6.00pm (except Bank Holidays)


Key booking dates Members

Festival Society Members’ ballot begins Associate Members’ ballot begins MON 19 FEB 2018 Festival Society Members’ online booking opens (second opportunity to book) TUE 20 FEB 2018 Associate Members’ online booking opens (second opportunity to book) MON 26 FEB 2018 Under 30s booking opens FRI 1 DEC 2017

MON 15 JAN 2018

Public

SUN 4 MARCH 2018

Public booking opens online at 6.00pm Public booking opens by phone at 10.00am

Sam Stephenson

MON 5 MARCH 2018

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Puccini’s opera makes its Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production.

GIACOMO PUCCINI When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Compressing ‘great grief into small souls’, as the composer himself described it, Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move – a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West. Puccini’s opera makes its Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production that updates the original turn-ofthe-century setting to the 1950s, confronting the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer.

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A revival of the Tour 2016 production Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductor...............................Omer Meir Wellber Director...................................Annilese Miskimmon Designer.................................Nicky Shaw Lighting Designer...................Mark Jonathan Movement Director.................Kally Lloyd Jones cast includes Cio-Cio-San............................Olga Busuioc Suzuki....................................Elizabeth DeShong Lieutenant B F Pinkerton.......Joshua Guerrero Sharpless................................Michael Sumuel Goro........................................Carlo Bosi/ François Piolino London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

19 May — 18 July Supported by Christopher


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Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Clive Barda


RICHARD STRAUSS

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Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Bill Cooper


Moving through history in a sequence of striking sets, Richard Jones’s colourful production returns with an exciting new cast.

The Marschallin adores her lover Octavian. But, at nearly 20 years his senior, she knows that their affair cannot last. So when Octavian meets the beautiful Sophie, she must find a way to let him go. Can she keep Sophie from the clutches of her boorish cousin, the libidinous Baron Ochs, and ensure that young love is triumphant? One of opera’s great romantic comedies, Der Rosenkavalier is a musical fantasy that tempers sweetness with satirical wit, farce with philosophy, humour with pathos. Brimming with youthful energy and passion, carried along on the lilting rhythms of the waltz, the voluptuous score paints a gilded vision of a fairytale Vienna. Romance is woven through every bar of a lyrical masterpiece that celebrates a world on the brink of change. From the opening aria to the ecstatic closing trio, Strauss’s opera glitters as brightly as the silver rose at its heart. Richard Jones’s elegantly colourful production returns with an exciting new cast led by our original Marschallin soprano Kate Royal, conducted by Glyndebourne’s music director Robin Ticciati.

A revival of the Festival 2014 production Sung in German with English supertitles Conductor...............................Robin Ticciati Director...................................Richard Jones Set Designer............................Paul Steinberg Costume Designer...................Nicky Gillibrand Movement Director.................Sarah Fahie Lighting Designer...................Mimi Jordan Sherin cast includes The Marschallin.....................Kate Royal Octavian.................................Kate Lindsey Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau......Brindley Sherratt Sophie.....................................Erin Morley Herr von Faninal.....................Michael Kraus Valzacchi................................Alun Rhys-Jenkins Annina...................................Stephanie Lauricella Marianne Leitmetzerin...........Gabriele Rossmanith London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

20 May — 26 June Supported by The Monument Trust

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Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Tristram Kenton


David McVicar’s legendary production is a Glyndebourne classic – a visually striking, brilliantly choreographed response to one of Handel’s finest scores.

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL When Egypt’s seductive queen meets Rome’s powerful ruler, the stakes are high, both for politics and passion. Horrified by the brutal murder of his rival by Cleopatra’s brother Tolomeo, Cesare joins forces with Cleopatra to depose her unscrupulous sibling. But is their alliance one of love, lust or just mutual ambition? Bollywood meets baroque in David McVicar’s legendary production – a Glyndebourne classic that brings all-singing, all-dancing energy to one of Handel’s greatest scores. Sumptuous designs that nod to Britain’s colonial history transform a tale of political intrigue into a dazzling spectacle, sweeping the audience up in its tangled web of power, revenge and romance. The resourceful, complicated Cleopatra and smooth statesman Cesare are two of Handel’s most fascinating creations – characters whose music, by turns heart-breaking and ecstatic, includes so many of the composer’s finest arias. Charting a course from comedy to near-tragedy and back again, this is an opera whose pace never lets up. This revival reunites many of the original team behind this spectacular production, including conductor William Christie and Sarah Connolly, who makes a triumphant return in the title role.

A revival of the Festival 2005 production Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductor...............................William Christie/ ............................................. Jonathan Cohen Director...................................David McVicar Set Designer............................Robert Jones Costume Designer...................Brigitte Reiffenstuel Choreographer........................Andrew George Lighting Designer...................Paule Constable Fight Director.........................Nicholas Hall cast includes Giulio Cesare...........................Sarah Connolly Cleopatra................................Joélle Harvey Tolomeo..................................Christophe Dumaux Cornelia..................................Patricia Bardon Sesto.......................................Anna Stéphany Achilla....................................John Moore Nireno.....................................Kangmin Justin Kim Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus

10 June — 28 July Supported by Dunard Fund

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Stefan Herheim, one of Europe’s most exciting directors, makes his company debut with Glyndebourne’s first new production of Pelléas in nearly 20 years.

CL AUDE DEBUSSY

When Prince Golaud meets the mysterious Mélisande, he falls instantly in love with this beautiful, broken girl. So does his brother Pelléas. Cloaked in the darkness of the shadowy kingdom of Allemonde, this passionate lovetriangle unfolds in hints and suggestions, glimpses and glances, elusive right up to its tragic conclusion. Sharing the sensuous, dreamlike soundworld of Debussy’s La Mer and Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune, Pelléas et Mélisande celebrates the colour and power of the contemporary orchestra in an evocative score, rich in human emotion. ‘Forget you are singers,’ Debussy told his original cast, and the result is a musical drama whose instinctive truths speak straight to the heart – a delicate fairytale that whispers where other operas shout. Stefan Herheim, one of Europe’s most exciting directors, makes his company debut with Glyndebourne’s first new production of Pelléas in nearly 20 years – a bold staging that promises to cut to the core of this timeless, symbolist tale, reimagining the story from a fresh perspective.

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A new production for Festival 2018 Sung in French with English supertitles Conductor................................Robin Ticciati Director & Lighting Designer...Stefan Herheim Designer..................................Philipp Fürhofer Dramaturg Alexander Meier- Dörzenbach cast includes Mélisande................................Christina Gansch Pelléas.....................................John Chest Golaud.....................................Christopher Purves Arkel........................................Brindley Sherratt Geneviève................................Karen Cargill London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

30 June — 9 August Supported by André and Rosalie Hoffmann


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Shadric Toop painted collage and photography


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Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Bill Cooper


Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart. Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope. Fresh from its triumph at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival, Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival, pairing baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new. Handel expert Laurence Cummings conducts an all-star cast, including Festival favourites Iestyn Davies and Allan Clayton.

A revival of the Festival 2015 production Sung in English with English supertitles Conductor...............................Laurence Cummings Director ..................................Barrie Kosky Designer .................................Katrin Lea Tag Choreographer ........................Otto Pichler Lighting Designer ..................Joachim Klein cast includes Saul/Apparition of Samuel ....Markus Brück David .....................................Iestyn Davies Jonathan ................................Allan Clayton Merab .....................................Karina Gauvin Michal ....................................Anna Devin Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus

19 July — 25 August Supported by A Syndicate of Individuals If you would like to hear about joining the syndicate please contact the Development team at development@glyndebourne.com

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A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all. An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prizewinning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his muchanticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.

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A new production for Festival 2018 Sung in English with English supertitles Conductor...............................Jakub Hrůša Director...................................Keith Warner Designer.................................Ashley Martin Davies Lighting Designer...................Mark Jonathan Projection Designer................Dan Usztan cast includes Vanessa..................................Emma Bell Erika.......................................Virginie Verrez The Old Baroness....................Doris Soffel Anatol....................................Edgaras Montvidas The Old Doctor........................Donnie Ray Albert London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

5 — 26 August

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Shadric Toop painted collage Images: Wikimedia Commons


Join the family

‘ A summer without Glyndebourne is unthinkable!’ - Peter Alward, Associate Member

Members enjoy priority access to Festival tickets Find out more about Membership opportunities, including gift Membership VISIT

glyndebourne.com /festivalmembership EMAIL

membership@glyndebourne.com +44 (0)1273 815 400 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm)

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Festival extras INSIDER TALK Ebert Room Our series of Insider talks gives you a behindthe-scenes glimpse in to the workings of our international opera house. Each talk will explore a different aspect of staging an opera, referencing that evening’s performance. Talks last 45 minutes, cost £9 and end 30 minutes before the start of each performance. Der Rosenkavalier Costumes and props

Thursday 24 May at 2.15pm Madama Butterfly Staging Glyndebourne's first Butterfly

Sunday 3 June at 3.30pm Giulio Cesare Inside an orchestra with the OAE

Sunday 15 July at 1.45pm Pelléas et Mélisande Casting and rehearsing an opera

Sunday 29 July at 2.45pm Saul Wigs and make-up

Wednesday 8 August at 3.30pm Vanessa Exploring an operatic thriller

Friday 17 August at 4.00pm HOW TO BOOK Places for our talks and study events can be booked online at glyndebourne.com or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000 from: Members Monday 19 February Associate Members Tuesday 20 February Public Sunday 4 March

STUDY EVENTS Ebert Room Moderated by journalist Warwick Thompson and featuring expert talks, panel discussions and musical previews, study events are designed to give you an in-depth insight into our Festival 2018 productions and enhance your enjoyment of each featured opera. This year we are presenting two study events exploring our new productions, Pelléas et Mélisande and Vanessa. Pelléas et Mélisande: Rewriting the rules of opera

Saturday 14 July 10.30am–4.30pm £40 Vanessa: The great American opera?

Sunday 12 August 10.30am-1.30pm £25 For more information on these talks, including lunch options, visit glyndebourne.com THE BIGGER PICTURE (NEW TALK FOR 2018) Dramatic narrative, heightened emotions, vivid voices, sublime music, live action… opera has it all and continues to withstand the test of time. With our new Bigger Picture talks we look at the broader cultural context of opera, its universal themes and how they are brought together in our Festival repertoire. The 2018 talk will take place in London and ​w ill ​consider themes shared by​​our new production of Vanessa​and our revival of Der Rosenkavalier. More details in early 2018. GLYNDEBOURNE.COM | 17


Glyndebourne ‘365’ As a year-round operation, there is a lot happening at Glyndebourne beyond the Festival. 2017

Tour 2017 October – December Join us on Tour at Glyndebourne, Canterbury, Woking, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth and see Così fan tutte, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Hamlet. Backstage Tours November and December Throughout the winter we offer 90-minute Backstage Tours that enable you to explore the theatre with a visit to the auditorium, backstage, dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces and the historic Organ Room where the very first performance at Glyndebourne took place. Belongings Friday 10* & Saturday 11 November Join us in November for the world premiere of Belongings, a new youth opera that explores the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes, written by our Young Composer-in-Residence Lewis Murphy. *10 November – Performance for Schools

2018

The Glyndebourne Opera Cup Thursday 22 March (Semi-final), Saturday 24 March (Final) Our inaugural international singing competition is designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers from around the world. This exciting competition will be televised in a dedicated TV series on Sky Arts, Glyndebourne’s official UK broadcast partner for this competition. Tickets for the semi-final on 22 March and the final on 24 March are on sale now at glyndebourne.com. Screenings and broadcasts Our programme of cinema and online broadcasts continues in Festival 2018 with: Madama Butterfly (Live) on Thursday 21 June Saul (Recorded live in 2015) from Thursday 26 July Vanessa (Live) on Tuesday 14 August Tour 2018: 50th anniversary October – December In its 50th anniversary year, the 2018 Tour will feature a brand new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon directed by Fiona Shaw, Verdi’s La traviata and La traviata: Behind the Curtain – the essence of opera revealed.

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Sam Stephenson

Take your seat. Despite the addition of an extra 400 seats the ‘new’ auditorium, opened in 1994, did not lose its intimacy: the back wall is actually six feet closer to the stage than in the original opera house.

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Planning your visit Our Box Office and Customer Service team is dedicated to making your visit to Glyndebourne as enjoyable as possible. If you have any specific requirements please contact us before you arrive on +44 (0)1273 815 000 or start a live chat via the website. Arriving at Glyndebourne The nearest train station is Lewes. As Glyndebourne is three miles from the station we provide a free round-trip coach service from Lewes station to Glyndebourne when you arrive on the recommended train (train times are detailed in the Performance Schedule on pages 24-27). Our coach service will meet the recommended train – and there will be an additional coach service one hour later. There is no need to book this complimentary coach service if used to and from Glyndebourne; a ticket is issued for your return journey. Alternatively, if you arrive by car there is a large, free on-site car park for visitors. Electric cars You can recharge your electric car during a performance so please let Box Office know in advance if you would like to use this facility.

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FOR THOSE WITH ACCESS NEEDS Auditorium access Conveniently located spaces are reserved for wheelchairs at Foyer Circle (ground level) only. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available if you would like to borrow one. Lift access is available, however, stairs are unavoidable to access the Stalls and the rear Upper Circle. Hearing support The auditorium is equipped with a sound enhancement system. Receivers may be borrowed during your visit. Assistance animals are welcome. Helping us to help you When booking your tickets please give the Box Office advance notice if: • You have access requirements and need a reserved parking space close to the auditorium • You wish to borrow a wheelchair • You wish to borrow a sound enhancer or receiver On the day of your visit our staff will endeavour to help in any way they can – from the porters carrying your picnic baskets and blankets, to a ride up to the restaurants in our audience buggy. We are here to help.


Sam Stephenson

Last year over 10,000 audience members arrived at Glyndebourne on our complimentary coach service, having been collected from Lewes train station. Please consider whether you could travel by train and help us reduce our environmental impact even further. GLYNDEBOURNE.COM | 21


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Charlotte Boulton

Charlotte Boulton


Picnics and dining You are welcome to picnic in any part of the Glyndebourne gardens. Picnic tables are available to hire from Leith's if you wish to use one during your visit. However, if you prefer to picnic under shelter a limited number of picnic

tables are available on the Upper Circle level and in the Marquee. For all dining enquiries, including picnic orders and table reservations in one of our three on-site restaurants, please visit diningatglyndebourne.com

Festival 2018 new productions + dining package Make your next visit to Glyndebourne a truly first-class experience: we are offering the opportunity to see both of our new productions, Pelléas et Mélisande and Vanessa, and enjoy a fine dining experience on one of your visits at a preferential rate. The package is priced at £365 (saving £67) and includes: • One top priced ticket to Pelléas et Mélisande or Vanessa with dinner in our Middle and Over restaurant on one of six performance dates • One top priced ticket to our other new production on a date of your choice. This offer is limited to a maximum of four tickets per production per booker and valid on selected performance dates. Full details, including terms and conditions, are available at glyndebourne.com. This offer is restricted and subject to availability.

HOW TO BOOK You can enjoy the dining offer on one of the performance dates below Pelléas et Mélisande Monday 23 July Wednesday 1 August Monday 6 August Vanessa Tuesday 7 August Tuesday 14 August Wednesday 22 August and choose any performance date for the other new production Pelléas et Mélisande 30 June – 9 August Vanessa 5 – 26 August This package is available to Members from priority booking and from 10.00am on Monday 5 March (by phone only) to public bookers.

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Performance Schedule May Gardens Price Band see p.29 Open

Performance

Short interval

Transport * Long dining interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

5.55

8.25

11.47

8.55

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Date

Opera

Sat 19

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

Sun 20

Der Rosenkavalier

2

1.00

3.20

Mon 21

No performance

Tue 22

No performance

Wed 23

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

Thur 24

Der Rosenkavalier

2

2.00

4.35

Fri 25

No performance

Sat 26

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

Sun 27

Der Rosenkavalier

1

1.00

3.20

4.40

5.55

8.25

11.47

8.55

Mon 28

No performance

Tue 29

No performance

Wed 30

Der Rosenkavalier

2

2.00

4.35

5.55

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Thur 31

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Start

4.40

5.55

Key Special events Opening night

Insider talk Study Event See page 17 for more information on all talks

<30 Glyndebourne Under 30s performance Early Start (before 3.30pm)

Dining and ticket option available See page 23 for more information

* Long dining interval Our long dining interval lasts for 90 minutes.

Originally designed by Ned Campbell Design update 2018 Fenton & Partners Printed in England by Gemini Print on FSC certified paper All information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print. Some cast and/or creative teams may change before or during the run of any opera due to unforeseen circumstances.

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We provide a free round-trip coach service from Lewes station to Glyndebourne when you arrive on the recommended train detailed in this Performance Schedule, and there will be an additional coach service one hour later. This service is not pre-bookable and it is complimentary if used to and from Glyndebourne; a ticket is issued for your return journey. The departure time of the post opera coach is dependent on the length of the opera. Monday – Saturday it leaves at 9.25pm or 10.15pm; on Sunday it leaves at 8.55pm. Please check the Performance Schedule for the time of the coach on the date of your visit. Bus and train times are recommendations only. Glyndebourne cannot guarantee the published times as they may be subject to change. We recommend that you check with National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk before embarking on your journey. Note: Television cameras will be present at certain performances. The design of the auditorium specifically allows for camera positions to cause only minimal disruption to members of the audience.


June Gardens Price Band see p.29

Open

Performance

Transport

Start

Short interval

* Long dining interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

5.55

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Date

Opera

Fri 1

No performance

Sat 2

Der Rosenkavalier

1

2.00

4.35

Sun 3

Madama Butterfly

1

2.00

4.35

5.35

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 4

No performance

Tue 5

No performance

Wed 6

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Thur 7

No performance

Fri 8

Der Rosenkavalier

2

2.00

4.35

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Sat 9

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Sun 10

Giulio Cesare

2

1.00

2.45

4.20

5.45

8.25

11.47

8.55

Mon 11

No performance

Tue 12

Der Rosenkavalier

2

2.00

4.35

5.55

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Wed 13

No performance

Thur 14

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Fri 15

Giulio Cesare

3

2.00

4.05

5.40

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Sat 16

Der Rosenkavalier

1

2.00

4.35

5.55

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Sun 17

Madama Butterfly

1

2.00

4.35

5.35

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 18

No performance

Tue 19

Der Rosenkavalier

2

3.00

4.35

5.55

7.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 20

Giulio Cesare

3

2.00

4.05

5.40

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Thur 21

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Fri 22

Der Rosenkavalier

1

2.00

4.35

5.55

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

Sat 23

Giulio Cesare

2

2.00

4.05

5.40

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Sun 24

Madama Butterfly

1

2.00

4.35

5.35

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 25

No performance 2

2.00

4.35

7.10

9.40

12.47

10.15

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Tue 26

Der Rosenkavalier

Wed 27

No performance

Thur 28

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

Fri 29

Giulio Cesare

2

2.00

4.05

Sat 30

PellĂŠas et MĂŠlisande

3

3.00

5.05

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5.55

5.55

5.40


July Gardens

Date

Opera

Sun 1

Madama Butterfly

Mon 2

No performance

Tue 3

No performance

Wed 4

Price Band see p.29 Open

Performance

Start

Short interval

Transport * Long dining interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

1

2.00

4.35

5.35

8.25

12.47

8.55

Pelléas et Mélisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Thur 5

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Fri 6

Giulio Cesare

3

2.00

4.05

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Sat 7

Pelléas et Mélisande

2

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Sun 8

Madama Butterfly

1

2.00

4.35

5.35

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 9

No performance

Tue 10

Giulio Cesare

3

2.00

4.05

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Wed 11

Pelléas et Mélisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Thur 12

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

2

2.00

4.05

5.40

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

2

1.00

2.45

4.20

5.45

8.25

11.47

8.55

<30

5.40

5.40

Fri 13

Giulio Cesare

Sat 14

No performance

Sun 15

Giulio Cesare

Mon 16

No performance

Tue 17

No performance

Wed 18

Madama Butterfly

1

3.00

5.10

6.10

9.00

1.47

9.25

Thur 19

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Fri 20

Giulio Cesare

2

2.00

4.05

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Sat 21

Pelléas et Mélisande

2

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

5.40

Sun 22

Saul

1

2.00

4.00

5.50

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 23

Pelléas et Mélisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Tue 24

Giulio Cesare

3

2.00

4.05

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Wed 25

No performance

Thur 26

Pelléas et Melisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Fri 27

Saul

2

3.00

5.20

7.10

9.45

1.47

10.15

Sat 28

Giulio Cesare

2

2.00

4.05

7.05

9.45

12.47

10.15

Sun 29

Pelléas et Mélisande

2

2.00

3.45

5.45

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 30

Saul

2

3.00

5.20

7.10

9.45

1.47

10.15

Tue 31

No performance

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<30

5.40

5.40


August Gardens

Date

Opera

Wed 1

Pelléas et Mélisande

Thur 2

No performance

Fri 3 Sat 4

Price Band see p.29 Open

Performance

Start

Short interval

Transport * Long dining interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Pelléas et Mélisande

2

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

<30

Sun 5

Vanessa

4

2.00

4.35

6.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 6

Pelléas et Mélisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Tue 7

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

Wed 8

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Thur 9

Pelléas et Mélisande

3

3.00

5.05

7.05

9.45

1.47

10.15

Fri 10

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

Sat 11

Saul

1

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Sun 12

Vanessa

4

2.00

4.35

6.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 13

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Tue 14

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

Wed 15

No performance

Thur 16

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Fri 17

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

Sat 18

Saul

1

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Sun 19

Vanessa

4

2.00

4.35

6.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 20

No performance

Tue 21

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Wed 22

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

Thur 23

Saul

2

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Fri 24

Vanessa

4

3.00

5.10

6.45

9.00

1.47

9.25

<30

<30

<30

Sat 25

Saul

1

2.00

4.35

6.25

9.00

12.47

9.25

Sun 26

Vanessa

4

2.00

4.35

6.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

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Seating plan & ticket prices

For Festival 2018 we have four price bands, dependent on the day of the week and the repertoire. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 next to the name of the opera in the Performance Schedule (pages 24-27) indicate the price band for each performance; please refer to the table when booking your tickets. The colour coding in the seating plan below correlates directly with the colours on the table opposite on page 29.

BLUE SIDE

RED SIDE

Standing

Standing

UPPER CIRCLE

Circle Sides

Box G

Box H

Box I

Box J

Box E

Box F

Circle Sides

CIRCLE Box A

Foyer Circle Sides

Box B

Box C

PRIVATE BOX

FOYER CIRCLE (ground level)

Foyer Circle Sides

STALLS

Sightlines and Supertitles The Glyndebourne auditorium is a ‘horseshoe’ shape. As a result, some of our seats have a restricted view of varying degrees of the stage; and restricted or no view of the supertitles. Tickets for these seats are priced accordingly. However, if supertitles are important to your enjoyment of the performance, please tell the Box Office when applying for your tickets.

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Foyer Circle sides and Circle sides As there are a very limited number of these seats available, please give alternative options when booking. Standing and slips Standing places and slips are reserved until public booking opens.


£250

£250

1

£225

£225

£225

£210

£160

£160

£160

£120

£225

£60

£60

£120

£120

£60

£120

£30

£160

£20

£210

£230

£230

£230

P RIC E B AND

£220

£220

£220

2

£190

£190

£190

£165

£220

£220

£165

£165

£130

£130

£130

£130

£110

£190

£55

£55

£110

£110

£55

£110

£20 £15

£165

£200

£200

£200

P RIC E B AND

£185

£185

£185

3

£160

£160

£160

£140

£185

£185

£140

£140

£105

£105

£105

£105

£100

£160

£50

£50

£100

£100

£50

£100

£20 £15

£140

£165

£165

£165

P RIC E B AND

£155

£155

£155

4

£125

£125

£125

£110

£210

*Prices include wheelchair and companion.

£250

Slips & Standing

P RIC E B AND

Foyer Circle level 6 spaces (4 in Side Boxes 4 5 8 9)*

Circle Centre Boxes G J (6 seats in each box) £210

Circle Side Boxes 15 16 17 18 20 21

Foyer Circle Centre Boxes A F £250

Circle Sides

Foyer Circle Centre Boxes B C E £250

Foyer Circle Sides

Circle £260

Upper Circle

Foyer Circle £260

Circle Centre Boxes H I (7 seats in each box)

Stalls £260

£155

£155 £95

£110

£110

£95

£95

£95

£80

£125

£40

£40

£80

£80

£40

£80

£15 £10

£110

Prices include wheelchair and companion seat.

Restricted view of varying degrees reflected in ticket prices (including restricted or no view of supertitles). L A very limited number of seats available.

Wheelchair access is only available at Foyer Circle (ground level). Please be sure to inform the Box Office if you or your guests have an access requirement at the time of applying for tickets, or if any access needs arise between applying and attending. Box seats may be sold separately. Boxes 4, 5, 8 & 9 are initially held for customers using wheelchairs.

Please note Upper Circle Slips and Standing places only become available when public booking opens online at 6.00pm on Sunday 4 March at glyndebourne.com and by telephone from 10.00am on Monday 5 March on +44 (0)1273 815 000.

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Booking dates for Festival 2018 Members: 1 December 2017 Associate Members: 15 January 2018 Under 30s: 26 February 2018 Public: 4 March 2018 online 5 March 2018 phone

Richard Hubert Smith

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