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Welcome to our 2010 Season

The 2010 Festival season opens with two exciting firsts: Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Britten’s masterpiece, Billy Budd, and the operatic debut of one of our leading theatre directors, Michael Grandage. Our second new production is Don Giovanni, conducted by Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, and directed by Jonathan Kent, following his ingenious interpretation of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen during the 75th Festival season. We are also reviving four acclaimed productions, which I hope will give our audiences a rich and varied programme to enjoy. We continue to look for initiatives to complement your enjoyment of Glyndebourne, including a variety of pre-performance talks and study events (pages 14–15), alternative ways to engage with us through under 30s’ initiatives and family tickets, and the ever-expanding Glyndebourne Returns Club (pages 30–31). Full details of all the operas and a selection of material to enhance your visit can be found at www.glyndebourne.com, together with a wealth of information about our activities throughout the year, including our pioneering education programme, details about Glyndebourne on Tour and the full programme of cinema screenings both in the UK and internationally. I look forward to welcoming you to the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival. David Pickard General Director

20 May – 29 August 2010 Benjamin Britten Billy Budd

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così fan tutte

Engelbert Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel

Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth

Igor Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress 1


Benjamin Britten

Billy Budd Glyndebourne’s proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten stretches from its world premiere productions of The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring in 1946 and 1947 through to Jonathan Kent’s 2007 Festival staging of The Turn of the Screw, taking in memorable reappraisals of Peter Grimes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Owen Wingrave and Death in Venice along the way. However, Glyndebourne has never, until now, staged Billy Budd, the 1951 all-male opera, with a libretto co-written by E. M. Forster. Based on Herman Melville’s allegorical tale about the battle between pure good and blind evil, the opera takes place amidships on a British man-o’-war. Michael Grandage has chosen this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. He is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London and is the recipient of Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Show awards for his work. With a string of Glyndebourne successes behind him (most recently the 2006 Festival revival of Fidelio, now released on the Glyndebourne CD label), Sir Mark Elder returns to conduct this new production. The cast includes South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo (winner of the Audience Prize at the 2007 Cardiff Singer of the World) as Billy, the saintly but Æawed foretopman; Canadian bass Phillip Ens as Claggart, the black-hearted Master-at-Arms (a role he has previously sung in Cardiff, San Francisco and Munich), and British tenor John Mark Ainsley (winner of the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award), making his Årst UK appearance as ‘starry’ Vere, the Captain whose temporary loss of moral compass leads to tragedy at sea.

STUDY EVENT Sunday 16 May, Ebert Room PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 23 May Sunday 27 June See pages 14–15 for more details


CAST INCLUDES: Captain Vere JOHN MARK AINSLEY Billy Budd JACQUES IMBRAILO Claggart PHILLIP ENS Mr Redburn IAIN PATERSON Mr Flint MATTHEW ROSE Lieutenant Ratcliffe DARREN JEFFERY Red Whiskers ALASDAIR ELLIOTT Donald JOHN MOORE Dansker JEREMY WHITE Squeak COLIN JUDSON Bosun RICHARD MOSLEY-EVANS

PHOTOGRAPH KURT HUTTON/GETTY IMAGES

Britten, Forster and friends discuss the ямБrst production of Billy Budd (1949).

A NEW PRODUCTION FOR THE 2010 FESTIVAL Sung in English with supertitles Conductor MARK ELDER Director MICHAEL GRANDAGE Designer CHRISTOPHER ORAM Lighting Designer PAULE CONSTABLE London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus By kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd

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PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 30 May Sunday 6 June Sunday 11 July See pages 14–15 for more details DVD A DVD of Glyndebourne’s 2006 Festival production of Così fan tutte is available from the Glyndebourne Shop and www.glyndebourne.com

‘Mozart’s compassionate insights into the human heart are seldom revealed with such disarming clarity’ The Sunday Telegraph


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Così fan tutte

Mozart and da Ponte’s final collaboration is a painfully funny, sometimes wickedly cynical comedy in which two callow, and perhaps slightly callous, young lads take on a bet to seduce one another’s girlfriends. Amid the ensuing confusions and confl icts, the often laughable attempts of both sexes to control their deepest feelings are stripped bare to some of the most enticingly seductive and heartbreakingly honest music ever written. Much acclaimed for its dramatic truthfulness, deft wit and emotionally penetrating insights, Nicholas Hytner’s elegantly classical period staging returns with a fresh young cast of lovers – featuring Sally Matthews (an adorable Lauretta in 2004’s Gianni Schicchi) and Allan Clayton (the wide-eyed hero of 2008’s Albert Herring) alongside Norwegian mezzo Tuva Semmingsen (who sang Cenerentola for Glyndebourne in the 2005 Tour) and Canadian bass-baritone Robert Gleadow, both making their Festival debuts – under the seasoned direction of the supreme Mozartian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

A REVIVAL OF THE 2006 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductors CHARLES MACKERRAS / JAMES GAFFIGAN (from 18 June) Director NICHOLAS HYTNER Revival Director ASHLEY DEAN Designer VICKI MORTIMER Lighting Designer PAULE CONSTABLE

CAST: Fiordiligi SALLY MATTHEWS Dorabella TUVA SEMMINGSEN Ferrando ALLAN CLAYTON Guglielmo ROBERT GLEADOW Don Alfonso PIETRO SPAGNOLI Despina ANNA MARIA PANZARELLA

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus

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‘… this electrifying show is a white-hot triumph for Glyndebourne that vindicates opera’s claim to rank as a supreme theatrical art form’ The Daily Telegraph

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 13 June Sunday 20 June See pages 14–15 for more details

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Giuseppe Verdi

Macbeth Supported by Jon and Julia Aisbitt

‘This tragedy is one of the greatest creations of man! If we can’t do something great with it, let us at least try to do something out of the ordinary …’ So wrote Verdi to his librettist, Piave, when starting work on his adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish play’. And, while no-one now doubts that the resulting opera marked a magnificent milestone in the composer’s mastery of dramatic writing, Richard Jones’s tartanclad take on it lives up to Verdi’s words in being nothing if not wildly and wonderfully ‘out of the ordinary’. This broodingly fatalistic staging is conducted for this revival by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, recently hailed by The Times as a ‘Russian wizard’ following his transformation of the orchestra’s artistic profi le. Polish baritone Andrzej Dobber (last heard here as Kurwenal in the 2009 Festival’s Tristan und Isolde) reprises his interpretation of the murderously ambitious, but ultimately nihilistic thane, while SwedishAmerican soprano Erika Sunnegårdh makes her Festival debut as the axe-wielding Lady Macbeth, whose guilt-haunted sleep-walking scene is one of the unforgettable highlights of this dazzlingly inventive score.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

A REVIVAL OF THE 2007 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductor VASILY PETRENKO Director RICHARD JONES Revival Director GEOFFREY DOLTON Designer ULTZ Lighting Designer WOLFGANG GÖBBEL Movement Director LINDA DOBELL

CAST INCLUDES: Lady Macbeth ERIKA SUNNEGÅRDH Macbeth ANDRZEJ DOBBER Banquo STANISLAV SHVETS Macduff YONGHOON LEE

London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus 7


STUDY MORNING Sunday 4 July, Ebert Room PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 18 July Sunday 15 August See pages 14–15 for more details


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni Supported by Handel and Yvonne Evans

Mozart’s second collaboration with the mercurial librettist Lorenzo da Ponte is among the very blackest of black comedies. For its first new production of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne is pleased to welcome back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown, while the conducting is shared between Festival Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, and the new Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour, Jakub Hr˘uša.

ANATOMIA HUMANI CORPORIS (1685) BY GOVARD BIDLOO

In the title role we also welcome back the great bass-baritone Gerald Finley, who has appeared in many Glyndebourne productions since joining the Chorus in 1986 – not least in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro at the opening of the new house in 1994. He has sung Don Giovanni to worldwide acclaim in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Budapest and Prague. He is joined by Luca Pisaroni (Guglielmo in the 2006 Festival’s Così fan tutte) as Leporello, Kate Royal (the Governess in Jonathan Kent’s 2006 staging of The Turn of the Screw) as Donna Elvira, and the young Russian soprano Anna Samuil making her UK opera debut as Donna Anna.

A NEW PRODUCTION FOR THE 2010 FESTIVAL Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductor VLADIMIR JUROWSKI / JAKUB HRU˘ ŠA (from 31 July) Director JONATHAN KENT Designer PAUL BROWN Lighting Designer MARK HENDERSON Movement Director DENNI SAYERS

CAST: Il Commendatore MATS ALMGREN Donna Anna ANNA SAMUIL Don Ottavio WILLIAM BURDEN Don Giovanni GERALD FINLEY Leporello LUCA PISARONI Donna Elvira KATE ROYAL Zerlina ISABEL LEONARD Masetto GUIDO LOCONSOLO

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Glyndebourne Chorus 9


‘… Laurent Pelly’s poetic, witty and imaginative modernising of Hänsel und Gretel gives fresh vitality to Humperdinck’s adorable masterpiece’ The Daily Telegraph

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 25 July Sunday 1 August Sunday 22 August Wednesday 25 August (family event) See pages 14–15 for more details FAMILY TICKETS Available for performances on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 25 August. See page 31 for details A DVD of Glyndebourne’s 2008 Festival production of Hänsel und Gretel is available from the Glyndebourne Shop and www.glyndebourne.com 10


Engelbert Humperdinck

Hänsel und Gretel

With its familiar fairy-tale story, feel-good ending and magical mix of simple folk tunes and rich Wagnerian textures, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel has long cast its musical spell over both adults and children alike. Laurent Pelly’s deliciously witty 2008 production with an underlying subtext of modern consumerism, sees the broom-maker’s two outcast children lose their way in the enchanted forest before Ånding themselves in every hungry child’s dream. Glyndebourne on Tour’s current Music Director, Robin Ticciati, conducted this production on Tour in 2008, shortly before conducting the opera again for his Covent Garden debut. Now Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, he returns to Glyndebourne to conduct a largely new cast, led by the British mezzo Alice Coote (who made her Festival debut as Nero in L’incoronazione di Poppea in 2008) and the young German soprano Lydia Teuscher (here making her UK opera debut) as the two innocent children, with Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke reprising his role as the witch.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

A REVIVAL OF THE 2008 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Sung in German with English supertitles Conductor ROBIN TICCIATI Director LAURENT PELLY Revival Director STÉPHANE MARLOT Set Designer BARBARA DE LIMBURG STIRUM Costume Designer LAURENT PELLY Lighting Designer JOËL ADAM

CAST: Hänsel ALICE COOTE Gretel LYDIA TEUSCHER Mother IRMGARD VILSMAIER Father WILLIAM DAZELEY Witch WOLFGANG ABLINGER-SPERRHACKE

London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus 11


Igor Stravinsky

The Rake’s Progress Supported by

and Carol and Paul Collins

Inspired by William Hogarth’s famous cycle of satirical prints, and blessed with one of the cleverest librettos in all opera – courtesy of the poet W. H. Auden and his friend Chester Kallman – Stravinsky’s 1951 opera (whose Venice premiere was, coincidentally, directed by Glyndebourne’s then producer, Carl Ebert) is a modern musical morality play. The ‘hero’ Tom Rakewell, signs a Faustian pact with the devil, swaps the simple country life and a devoted sweetheart for the vain pursuit of big-city bonuses and increasingly exotic pleasures (climaxing in a loveless marriage to the bearded lady from a local fair) and ends up bankrupt and insane in Bedlam. Framed within David Hockney’s delightfully post-Hogarthian cross-hatched designs, John Cox’s 1975 Glyndebourne Festival production proved an instant classic. Last revived for millennium year, it is now conducted for the Årst time at Glyndebourne by the Festival’s Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski. Finnish tenor Topi Lehtipuu and Swedish soprano Miah Persson – previously heard together as Ferrando and Fiordiligi in the original 2006 run of Nicholas Hytner’s Così fan tutte – are reunited as poor mad Tom and his true love Anne, with Matthew Rose (winner of the John Christie Award in 2006) as the Mephistophelian tempter, Nick Shadow. 12


‘If ever a production was in danger of becoming more famous than the opera itself, it is this one’ We have created a range of activities The Guardian

to complement the operas within the 2009 Festival which we hope will increase your enjoyment of each performance.

Glyndebourne is easily accessed by train, We open with a delightful comedy by Wynyard Browne whose best known play is perhaps The Holly and The Ivy. The Ring of Truth plunges Tom Gore, a rational mathematician, into a world where it would seem superstition rules, and when a lost ring and an insurance claim lead to the arrival of an ofÅcious police sergeant steeped in pseudo-psychology many lives Ånd themselves on a slippery slope. “Lost between the comedies of Rattigan and the rise of Orton…I believe The Ring of Truth is the best English comedy to have been written in the twenty three years between Blithe Spirit and Entertaining Mr. Sloane” wrote Charles Duff in his book The Lost Summer. Alison’s House is our fourth full length production of a Susan Glaspell play – and we have also produced 4 of her short plays, including TriÆes twice! Alison, now dead, is a great poet. But did she sacriÅce the man she loved for the sake of her family’s reputation? And who do such sacriÅces beneÅt? The struggles in the play are set in 1899 on the cusp of

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Sunday 8 August Sunday 29 August See pages 14–15 for more details

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS The Lady or The Tiger played to continually full houses in its earlier Orange Tree manifestations. People who could not get in sat on the stairs up to the room above the pub to catch as much as they could of the show. Many of those who had failed to get in came back earlier on a future evening only to discover that they had still not arrived early enough! We moved from the room above the pub into our “new” theatre in 1991. And have acquired, of course, an additional and much larger audience – who can now book in advance! So now is the time to let you see a very special Orange Tree revival. The show that in 1975 opened the newly renovated pub theatre comes at last into the “new” theatre. Make a note also of Saturday Seminars, Sunday Concerts, Desert Island Books and other special one off events.

Antonin Dvorak

Rusalka

John Christie, Glyndebourne’s founder, had always dreamed of staging Wagner. In 2003 that dream was Ånally, triumphantly,

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

A REVIVAL OF THE 1975 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Sung in English with supertitles

“I don’t think I have ever Conductor VLADIMIR JUROWSKI witnessed aDirector more JOHN perfect COX realisation of Wagner Designer DAVID HOCKNEY Designer ROBERT BRYAN opera than Lighting this superb Tristan und By Isolde.” kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes

CAST: Father Trulove CLIVE BAYLEY Anne Trulove MIAH PERSSON Tom Rakewell TOPI LEHTIPUU Nick Shadow MATTHEW ROSE Mother Goose SUSAN GORTON Baba the Turk ELENA MANISTINA Sellem GRAHAM CLARK

The Daily Telegraph Music Publishers Ltd

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2010 Talks and Events Glyndebourne Education has created a number of events to complement the operas in the 2010 Festival which we hope will increase your enjoyment of the performances.

This year we are presenting two study events at Glyndebourne to look indepth at the new productions of Billy Budd and Don Giovanni.

STUDY EVENTS Billy Budd

Don Giovanni

Sunday 16 May 10.30am – 4.30pm £35

Sunday 4 July 10.30am – 1.30pm £25

Ebert Room

Ebert Room

Speakers include Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Britten specialist Dr Lucy Walker and singers from Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

A chance to hear members of the creative team discussing the new production along with a Mozart specialist and singers from Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Lunch is available on this day and can be booked separately through Leith’s Reservations +44(0)1273 812510

Please note that lunch is not available on this date.

All details correct at the time of going to press

HOW TO BOOK A booking form for these events will be sent with your tickets (Festival Society Members only). Alternatively, places can be booked by telephone from Saturday 27 February 2010 on +44(0)1273 813813. 14

Booking is open to the general public from Saturday 27 February 2010. Bookings can be made by telephone or online. Telephone for bookings: +44 (0)1273 813813


PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS

FAMILY EVENT

These 45 minute talks, each costing £7.50, are presented by opera specialists in the Ebert Room.

Discover Hansel und Gretel

Sunday 23 May Sunday 30 May Sunday 6 June Sunday 13 June Sunday 20 June Sunday 27 June Sunday 11 July Sunday 18 July Sunday 25 July Sunday 1 August Sunday 8 August Sunday 15 August Sunday 22 August Sunday 29 August

Billy Budd Così fan tutte Così fan tutte Macbeth Macbeth Billy Budd Così fan tutte Don Giovanni Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel und Gretel The Rake’s Progress Don Giovanni Hänsel und Gretel The Rake’s Progress

2.40pm 2.25pm 2.25pm 2.55pm 2.55pm 2.40pm 2.25pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 3.40pm 2.50pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 2.50pm

Wednesday 25 August 4.30pm-5.30pm FREE

Ebert Room Join Glyndebourne Education to learn more about the music and drama of Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera. This event is open to family ticket holders for the performance on Wednesday 25 August. Please reserve your place by telephoning the Glyndebourne Box Office on +44(0)1273 813813 from Saturday 27 February 2010. Suitable for 8–12 year olds with their parents or carers (no unaccompanied children please).

PHOTOGRAPH CHARLOTTE BOULTON

Supported by the New Generation Fund.

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Schedule of performances HOW TO BOOK

1 Select the operas you wish to attend 2 Select preferred dates 3 Note relevant price band on schedule of performances 4 Complete the booking form by selecting correct price band and entering preferred days and dates or place order by telephone or online By Post Members only. All postal applications are dealt with by ballot. See page 24 for details By Telephone +44 (0)1273 813813. See page 24 for details of Box Office opening hours Online www.glyndebourne.com

Please note Applications submitted by fax will not be accepted for the 2010 season


May Performance Date

Opera

Thur 20

Billy Budd

Fri 21

No performance

Price Band

2

Start

5.10

Transport

Long Interval

Finish

6.45-8.05

9.40

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

1.47

10.15

Sat 22

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 23

Billy Budd

2

3.55

5.30-6.50

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 24

No performance

Tue 25

No performance

Wed 26

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 27

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 28

No performance

Sat 29

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 30

Così fan tutte

2

3.40

5.20-6.40

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 31

No performance

Key Pre-performance talks Study Event Family Workshop Family Ticket

Bus and train times are recommendations only. Glyndebourne cannot guarantee the published times. We recommend that you check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 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 no disruption to members of the audience, Please note that times in this schedule are subject to change.

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June Performance Date

Opera

Tue 1

No performance

Wed 2

Billy Budd

Thur 3

No performance

Fri 4

Price Band

Start

Transport

Long Interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 5

Billy Budd

1

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 6

Così fan tutte

2

3.40

5.20-6.40

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 7

No performance

Tue 8

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 9

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 10

No performance

Fri 11

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 12

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 13

Macbeth

2

4.10

5.45-7.05

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 14

No performance

Tue 15

No performance

Wed 16

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 17

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Fri 18

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 19

Billy Budd

1

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 20

Macbeth

2

4.10

5.45-7.05

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 21

No performance

Tue 22

Billy Budd

2

5.10

6.45-8.05

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 23

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 24

No performance

Fri 25

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 26

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 27

Billy Budd

1

3.55

5.30-6.50

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 28

No performance

Tue 29

Macbeth

3

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Wed 30

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

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July Performance Date

Opera

Thur 1

No performance

Fri 2

Macbeth

Price Band

2

Start

5.25

Transport

Long Interval

7.00-8.20

Finish

9.40

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

2.47

10.15

Sat 3

Così fan tutte

1

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 4

Don Giovanni

2

4.00

5.35-6.55

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 5

No performance

Tue 6

Macbeth

3

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Wed 7

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 8

Così fan tutte

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 9

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 10

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 11

Così fan tutte

1

3.40

5.20-6.40

8.25

12.47

8.55

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

2

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Mon 12

Macbeth

Tue 13

No performance

Wed 14

Così fan tutte

Thur 15

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 16

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sat 17

Così fan tutte

1

4.55

6.35-7.55

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 18

Don Giovanni

1

4.00

5.35-6.55

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 19

No performance

Tue 20

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 21

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Thur 22

No performance

Fri 23

Don Giovanni

1

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 24

Macbeth

2

5.25

7.00-8.20

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 25

Hänsel und Gretel

2

4.55

6.10-7.30

8.25

1.47

8.55

Mon 26

No performance

Tue 27

No performance

Wed 28

No performance

Thur 29

No performance

Fri 30

Hänsel und Gretel

2

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sat 31

Don Giovanni

1

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

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August Performance Date

Opera

Sun 1

Hänsel und Gretel

Mon 2

No performance

Tue 3

Price Band

Start

Transport

Long Interval

Finish

Train departs Victoria

Post opera coach

2

4.55

6.10-7.30

8.25

1.47

8.55

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 4

Hänsel und Gretel

3

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Thur 5

No performance

Fri 6

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 7

Hänsel und Gretel

2

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 8

The Rake’s Progress

2

4.05

4.50-7.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 9

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Tue 10

Hänsel und Gretel

3

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Wed 11

The Rake’s Progress

3

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 12

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 13

The Rake’s Progress

2

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 14

Hänsel und Gretel

2

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 15

Don Giovanni

2

4.00

5.35-6.55

8.25

12.47

8.55

Mon 16

The Rake’s Progress

3

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Tue 17

Hänsel und Gretel

3

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Wed 18

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Thur 19

The Rake’s Progress

3

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 20

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 21

The Rake’s Progress

2

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sun 22

Hänsel und Gretel

2

4.55

6.10-7.30

8.25

1.47

8.55

Mon 23

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Tue 24

The Rake’s Progress

3

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Wed 25

Hänsel und Gretel

3

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Thur 26

The Rake’s Progress

2

5.20

7.05-8.25

9.40

1.47

10.15

Fri 27

Don Giovanni

2

5.15

6.50-8.10

9.40

1.47

10.15

Sat 28

Hänsel und Gretel

2

6.10

7.25-8.45

9.40

2.47

10.15

Sun 29

The Rake’s Progress

2

4.05

4.50-7.10

8.25

12.47

8.55

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SPECIAL TICKET OPTIONS

Glyndebourne<30 £30 tickets for those aged under 30 Limited availability See page 31 for details Standing places Stand in the Upper Circle from £10 Available to those registered on the Festival Mailing List and Glyndebourne<30 See page 22 for details NEW for 2010: Family Tickets Children’s tickets for £30 each (when buying one or more full price ticket) for the performances of Hänsel und Gretel on Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 25 August See page 31 for details

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Seating Plan Blue Side

Red Side

Standing

Standing

Slips

Slips

UPPER CIRCLE

Circle Sides

Box G

Box H

Box I

Box J

Box E

Box F

Circle Sides

CIRCLE

Box A

Box B

Foyer Circle Sides

Box C

PRIVATE BOX

FOYER CIRCLE

Foyer Circle Sides

STALLS

Sightlines A number of seats have a restricted view due to the horseshoe shape of the auditorium. Supertitles The supertitles (concise translations projected above the stage), are provided as an aid to the performance, but, because of the horseshoe shape of the auditorium, a view of the supertitles cannot always be guaranteed. If a view of the supertitles is very important to you, please make this known to the Box OfďŹ ce when applying for your tickets.

Standing places Standing places are allocated initially to those on the Festival Mailing List and Glyndebourne<30 (see page 31 for details), each successful applicant being entitled to two places per opera. It is anticipated that all the standing places will be sold during the telephone booking periods for these groups. The 44 standing places are situated in the Upper Circle. Some of these places have restricted view due to the horseshoe shape of the auditorium, and are priced accordingly. Customers are advised that owing to Health and Safety regulations portable chairs and stools are not allowed in this area of the auditorium.

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Ticket Prices

Price band 1

Price band 2

Stalls

£200

£190

£160

Foyer Circle

£200

£190

£160

Foyer Circle Sides

£105

£70

Circle

£190

£160

£140

Circle Sides

£105

£70

Upper Circle

£105

£70

Slips

£40

Standing

£20

£140

Price band 3

£195

£185

£155 £135 £185

£175

£125

£195

£185

£155

£185

£175

£125

£100

£65

£75

£60

£185

£155

£135 £100

£40

£100

£65

£40

£40

£100

£65

£40

£105

£40 £10

£20

£175

£125

£95

£75

£60

£35

£75

£60

£35

£95

£75

£35 £10

£15

£10

BOXES Foyer Circle Boxes Centre Boxes B C E

£190

£185

Centre Boxes A F

£190

Side Boxes 4 5 8 9 (wheelchair)

£70

£65

£60

Side Box 3

£40

£40

£35

Centre Boxes G J (6 seats in each box)

£140

£135

£95

Centre Boxes H I (7 seats in each box)

£140

£135

£95

Side Box 18

£70

£65

£60

Side Boxes 15 16 17 20 21 £40

£40

£35

£190

£185

£175

£70

£65

£60

£140

£185

£175 £135

£175

£95

Circle Boxes

6 Wheelchair spaces are Prices include wheelchair available at Foyer Circle and companion level: 2 spaces at 4 spaces in Side Boxes 4 5 8 9

Key

Restricted view of varying degrees reflected in ticket prices L A very limited number of seats available X Not available during Members’ Priority Booking

Please be sure to inform the Box Office that you have an access requirement at the time of applying for tickets. NB Box seats may be sold separately. Boxes 4, 5, 8 & 9 are held, in the first instance, for patrons using wheelchairs. 23


Booking Information OPENING OF BOOKING All postal applications are dealt with by ballot. Festival Society Members Postal applications should be returned by Monday 2 November 2009. Associate Members Postal applications should be returned by Monday 16 November 2009. Festival Mailing List The three-week priority booking period for the Festival Mailing List opens on Saturday 23 January. During this period you can purchase tickets either online at www.glyndebourne.com 24 hours a day or by calling the Box Office seven days a week.

Glyndebourne<30 Glyndebourne<30 (please see page 31 for details), will receive telephone priority booking from Saturday 30 January 2010.

If you require publicity in a larger format please contact the Marketing Department on +44(0)1273 812321

Specific requirements Please remember when applying for tickets to make all of your requirements known to the Box Office. This is particularly important if you are a customer with specific access requirements (see pages 26– 27 for further information). N.B. We recommend that customers with specific access requirements book seats in the Foyer Circle.

General Public Telephone and online booking opens to the general public on Saturday 27 February 2010. Telephone booking is open from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week, and at www.glyndebourne.com 24 hours a day. BOX OFFICE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE OPENING HOURS

BOX OFFICE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT DETAILS

10am-6pm Monday – Friday until Saturday 23 January 2010. 10am-6pm seven days a week thereafter

Glyndebourne Opera House Lewes East Sussex BN8 5UU Telephone: +44(0)1273 815000 Box Office Telephone: +44(0)1273 813813

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PLEASE NOTE Applications submitted by fax will not be accepted for the 2010 season.


RESALES AND EXCHANGES

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

Subject to availability, tickets may be: • Exchanged for the same opera on an alternative date. The original ticket(s) must be with the Box OfÅce at least 72 hours prior to the performance to qualify for an exchange. • Accepted for resale. The original ticket(s) must be with the Box OfÅce before we can begin the resale process. Please note that a resale is never guaranteed

and that Glyndebourne reserves the right to sell remaining tickets before returned tickets.

original purchaser, either using the original payment method or a refund cheque.

Please always check with the Box OfÅce before returning tickets by calling +44(0)1273 813813. A successful exchange is not subject to charge. A successful resale is subject to a £2 handling fee per ticket resold. Reimbursement for resold tickets is made only to the

Tickets may not be sold on for more than face value. All tickets are sold subject to the right of the Management to make any alterations to the published operas, dates or casts which may be necessary owing to illness or other unavoidable causes. 25


At Glyndebourne Opening Times The gardens, Glyndebourne Shop, Long Bar and Archive Gallery open at 3pm (2pm on Sundays) for all performances. Dress Evening dress (black tie/long or short dress) is customary. If you wish to change, there are facilities available in the Plashett Building at the foot of the car park. Gardens The gardens are open to opera ticket holders only. These are private gardens and all users are asked to respect them as such. We regret that there are certain areas of the lawns that are inaccessible to wheelchair users. Shop The shop is located next to the Long Bar in the Foyer and stocks an array of gifts, jewellery, accessories, DVDs, CDs and books. The shop is open until 10.30pm (9.30pm Sundays).

Picnic Tables We would advise customers to bring their own picnic furniture where possible. A limited number of picnic tables are available on the Upper Circle and Circle levels and these are available from the official opening times. We reserve the right to remove any picnics placed on tables prior to the official opening time. Bells and Intervals Bells, clearly audible in the gardens, are rung 10, 5 and 3 minutes before curtain-up at the beginning of the performance and at the end of the intervals. Other Information • The taking of photographs and the use of recording equipment in the auditorium are forbidden.

• The Management advises that children under the age of eight years old may find it difficult to maintain concentration for the duration of an opera. In the interests of the audience, the Management reserves Stalls Gallery the right to ask customers to There is a small selection of remove children if they are production pictures for sale in causing a disturbance. the Stalls Gallery. • Please ensure your mobile The Archive Gallery phone, digital watch and The Archive Gallery can be all electronic devices found at the ‘marquee end’ are switched off in the of the Plashett Building (see auditorium. page 35). The Gallery is open • Dogs must not be brought at 3pm (2pm on Sundays) on into the grounds (apart from performance days. assistance dogs). For their own safety and health, dogs 26

should not be left in vehicles in the car park. • The Management cannot accept responsibility for loss of or damage to articles left in the gardens, or on the premises. In the event of loss, please contact the Customer Service Department (+44(0)1273 815000) during office hours.

SPECIAL ACCESS FACILITIES

Auditorium Access: There are wheelchair spaces at Foyer Circle level only. Please indicate to the Box Office before purchasing seats whether you require a wheelchair space. You are requested to inform the Box Office if you would require assistance in the event of an evacuation, or if your access needs change between booking and attending. Restaurant Access: Wheelchair access is possible in all restaurants (see page 29 for details). When making your restaurant booking, please mention that you are a wheelchair user to ensure we can meet your requirements. Parking: Drivers with access requirements who wish to park close to the theatre should contact the Customer Service Department (+44(0)1273 815000) in advance. Cars carrying customers with access requirements are asked to drop their passengers at the Set Down point.


TO RINGMER

BACK ROAD

TO AUDIENCE CAR PARK

MIDDLE AND OVER WALLOP

SIR PETER JERWOOD HALL STUDIO ROOM NETHER WALLOP

STAGE DOOR

BACKSTAGE WC SET DOWN BLUE BADGE HOLDERS PARKING AREA TO ENTRANCE SET DOWN

HOUSE MANAGER’S OFFICE

FIGARO GARDEN RED SIDE

ORGAN ROOM

BLUE SIDE

WC

BOX OFFICE AND INFORMATION

MAIN CAR PARK

BOURNE GARDEN

LIFT TO ALL LEVELS FOYER BAR

WALLED GARDEN

SPECIAL ACCESS PARKING AREA

PRESS OFFICE STALLS GALLERY

TERRACE

MILDMAY RESTAURANT

STAGE

PICNIC COLLECTION POINT

SHOP PLASHETT BUILDING

EBERT ROOM

CHANGING AREA

OLD GREEN ROOM WC ARCHIVE GALLERY CROQUET LAWN

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Glyndebourne has a number of wheelchairs that can be borrowed for the evening – please call the Customer Service Department (+44(0)1273 815000) to book in advance. Wheelchair users requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

TO THE LAKE

URN GARDEN

MARQUEE

CHAMPAGNE TENT

There is a lift to all levels but please note that wheelchair access to the auditorium is only available at Foyer Circle level. There are adapted lavatories situated on the Blue side at Foyer Circle level, next to the Wallops restaurants and in the Plashett Building. Assistance dogs welcome.

The auditorium is equipped with a sound enhancement system. Receivers may be borrowed on request from the House Manager’s Office, which is situated at the Set Down point. Enquiries For any enquiries about access please contact the Customer Service Department on +44(0)1273 815000. 27


Dining at Glyndebourne RESTAURANTS Reservations can be placed by post, fax or via our website www.diningatglyndebourne. com. Full menu details and wine list will be enclosed with your tickets. Ticket holders are requested to book as early as possible, by submitting a menu selection. Bookings are conÅ rmed by Leith’s, however, should your booking be at short notice, it may not be possible to conÅ rm before your arrival. In this case, please contact the Restaurant Reservations Desk, located at the Set Down point, one hour prior to the performance.

Nether Wallop Carvery The Carvery offers a traditional Å xed price menu of two courses with coffee. This is a very informal assisted service, requiring no pre-selection of menu although booking is still essential. Optional pre-selected starters are available for those wishing to enjoy a three course menu.

PICNICS Customers are welcome to bring their own picnics to enjoy in the grounds.

Leith’s traditional picnics are renowned for their quality and are produced on-site, with a varied menu. A porter service is available to carry your picnic onto the lawns and to return Middle and Over Wallop it at the end of the Long Interval. All picnics Middle and Over Wallop offers Å ne dining are available for collection at the Plashett in theatrical surroundings. Menu choices Building on arrival. Should you wish to return are required on making your reservation. Refurbished in 2009, the restaurant also offers to your picnic post-performance, it is essential that you notify our picnic porters to avoid pre-performance afternoon teas. disappointment. Mildmay Restaurant Please note: Mildmay offers a contemporary menu, • The use of outside caterers is discouraged. served in less formal surroundings. Weather permitting, we open the sliding doors, making • Customers are asked to take their own litter away with them. Mildmay a wonderful dining venue on warm summer evenings. Menu choices are required • Customers are asked to note that lighting in the gardens is only provided within on making your reservation. Afternoon tea is the close proximity of the opera house, also available. car park and steps. We therefore strongly advise customers to remove picnics from the gardens by the end of the Long Interval. A variety of dining options are available:

LEITH’S AT GLYNDEBOURNE Reservations Department Glyndebourne, Lewes East Sussex BN8 5UU

Reservations can also be made at www.diningatglyndebourne.com

Telephone: +44(0)1273 812510 Fax: +44(0)1273 813851

Full menu details and wine lists will be enclosed with your tickets.

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PHOTOGRAPHS CHARLOTTE BOULTON

LONG BAR

LAWN BAR

The Long Bar opens pre-performance, during the intervals and after the performance. To start your evening you can pre-order champagne and canapés. Subject to availability a small selection of canapés will also be available on the day. Tea, coffee and light snacks are also available from the Long Bar during the Long Interval.

Our champagne Lawn Bar is located on the lawn behind the Urn Garden. A champagne selection of Boizel’s Å nest is available, as well as the Glyndebourne House white and red wines. Smoked salmon sandwiches and strawberries and cream are available to enjoy with your champagne.

GLYNDEBOURNE<30 DINING AFTERNOON TEA A selection of beverages, snacks and light refreshments are available in Middle and Over Wallop and Mildmay Tearooms from 3pm (2pm on Sundays) and during the interval from the Long Bar. To assist us in providing an efÅcient service, please arrive as early as possible. The Tearooms will close for orders 10 minutes prior to the Å rst bell.

Leith’s are offering Glyndebourne<30 ticket holders an exclusive dining package. Details will be sent out with tickets. Wheelchair access is possible in all restaurants including Middle Wallop, which may be accessed via the Over Wallop entrance and newly installed lift. 29


Discover Glyndebourne RETURNS CLUB

BEYOND GLYNDEBOURNE

Missed out on tickets? To receive email notiÅcations of returns throughout the season join the Returns Club. This service is provided free of charge. Register at www.glyndebourne.com or telephone +44(0)1273 815000.

Glyndebourne on Tour Glyndebourne on Tour takes three productions around the UK every autumn, bringing Glyndebourne’s work to a wider audience and providing performance opportunities for talented young artists at the start of their careers. To receive advance information about Tour productions register FREE on the Glyndebourne on Tour Mailing List at www.glyndebourne.com or telephone +44(0)1273 815000.

KEEP IN TOUCH Festival Mailing List The Festival Mailing List offers advance information about productions and priority booking ahead of the general public. Join the Mailing List for the 2010 Festival before 1 November 2009 for just £10 by telephoning +44(0)1273 815000.

To receive priority booking, join Glyndebourne on Tour Friends (from £25 per year) by contacting the Membership Department on +44(0)1273 815400.

Glyndebourne e-News If you would like to receive regular news and information about Glyndebourne, sign up to our e-bulletins.

REGISTER ONLINE OR BY PHONE www.glyndebourne.com Telephone: +44(0)1273 815000

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PHOTOGRAPHS SIMON ANNAND, ALASTAIR MUIR

Glyndebourne on Screen In 2007, Glyndebourne became the Å rst UK opera house to screen its productions in cinemas and in 2009 we became the Prior to each performance, ticket holders will latest opera company to join the prestigious receive an email with all the details needed Opus Arte cinema distribution partnership. to plan your trip to Glyndebourne, including Glyndebourne will be bringing two new the latest on travel and weather as well as productions to the cinema in 2009/10: Falstaff performance timings, updates on cast changes by leading British opera director Richard and other relevant information to complement Jones in November 2009, and Donizetti’s your visit. L’elisir d’amore in an infectious production by Annabel Arden in March 2010. Full screening If you have not already given us your email details will be regularly updated at www. address, please include this with your 2010 glyndebourne.com. Booking Form to ensure that you receive this additional service from us.


GLYNDEBOURNE<30 Under 30? Enjoy more exclusive opportunities to access Glyndebourne by joining Glyndebourne<30 Glyndebourne remains committed to introducing new audiences to opera. Thanks to the support of the Old Green Room Society we are able to substantially reduce ticket prices for young people.

Festival performance (places are limited). Details of how to book are on page 22.

Membership of Glyndebourne<30 is free to anyone aged 29 or under. By joining you will receive emails about exclusive ticket offers and invitations to special events.

NEW FOR 2010: FAMILY TICKETS

Across the 2010 Festival, a minimum of 1,000 best available seats will be made available to members of Glyndebourne<30 at the special price of £30. NotiÅcation of how to book these tickets will be emailed to Glyndebourne<30 at the beginning of January.

You may be asked to provide proof of age before entering the auditorium with an under 30s ticket.

For the performances of Hänsel und Gretel on Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 25 August, children’s tickets are available for £30 each when buying one or more full price ticket. These tickets will be allocated in the same price band as the full price ticket(s) and are available to children under the age of 18. Subject to availability. Families attending the performance on Wednesday 25 August can also enjoy a free pre-performance workshop exploring Hänsel und Gretel. For details, please see page 15.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

£10 standing places Standing places for just £10 will be made available to Glyndebourne<30 at every

Register for Glyndebourne<30 at www.glyndebourne.com

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Support Glyndebourne As a privately funded charity, Glyndebourne prides itself on its artistic excellence and Å nancial independence. The Festival receives no public funding. Box ofÅce revenue only accounts for part of the operating budget and therefore Glyndebourne relies on the generosity of its members and supporters to sustain not only the Festival, but Glyndebourne’s other work, including touring productions, developing young artists and providing education projects throughout the community. There are many ways in which you can play your part.

MEMBERSHIPS The Glyndebourne Festival Society was founded in 1951 by John Christie to support the Glyndebourne Festival. Today the Society comprises over 9,000 members and continues to play a vital role. We are extremely grateful to our Festival Society members for their contributions through subscriptions, donations and ticket purchase. Associate Membership is the waiting list for Festival Society membership. We invite applications to a ballot for Associate Membership periodically as places become available. Please visit our website to register your interest and we will let you know when the next ballot is being held.

European Memberships Glyndebourne offers several tax efÅcient ways for supporters in Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe to give to Glyndebourne. Corporate Membership Glyndebourne’s Corporate Membership scheme offers companies priority booking alongside exceptional corporate proÅ ling, hospitality beneÅts and opportunities for employee involvement.

PHOTOGRAPHS CHARLOTTE BOLTON

Funding memberships A limited number of corporate and high priority individual memberships are available for those who wish to have guaranteed access to tickets each summer. Memberships are available for periods of up to 10 years.

Glyndebourne Association America Inc (GAA) Glyndebourne Association America Inc is a (501)(c)(3) charitable organisation which supports Glyndebourne and its productions in the UK and provides American taxpayers with high priority ticket access to the Festival.

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‘I am so excited that I can play my part in finding the opera stars of the future’ Brian Mitchell

SUPPORTING GLYNDEBOURNE New Generation Fund Glyndebourne needs your help to secure investment in the next generation and all those to come. The New Generation Fund has been established to support Glyndebourne’s long-term artistic and audience development plans. In addition to supporting some of our key current programmes we have ambitious plans to develop new artists, technical staff and audiences for opera.

Legacies You can support Glyndebourne through a gift in your will which creates a lasting memorial to a personal involvement with Glyndebourne and provides inspiration for future generations. Every gift in every will makes a difference.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

Education programme Our pioneering education team has inspired personal, creative and community engagement and development for the Annual Fund The Annual Fund has a direct impact on what past 25 years. In 2008 over 12,000 people of all ages took part in education you see on stage. In 2008 Glyndebourne’s Annual Fund raised over £250,000 to support and community projects. Joining a syndicate of Glyndebourne Education the work of Glyndebourne’s technical and supporters starts at £5,000 per year. artistic teams. In the coming years we are seeking support for projects essential to providing modern facilities and equipment for the highly skilled staff who create all We are extremely grateful to all those who support the costumes, wigs, lighting and props. Production support Becoming a production sponsor or joining a syndicate of production supporters is one of the most personal ways of supporting Glyndebourne. Production supporters have a continuing relationship with an opera as it develops.

Glyndebourne. For further information about membership opportunities and to find out more about the ways in which your donations can help please contact: www.glyndebourne.com/supporting Email membership@glyndebourne.com Telephone +44(0)1273 815400

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Enhance your experience THE GLYNDEBOURNE LABEL

GLYNDEBOURNE ON DVD

The Glyndebourne CD Label reÆects Glyndebourne’s desire to extend its work beyond the opera house, making classic Festival productions more widely available. Future releases on the Glyndebourne Label will draw on the extensive archive recordings which span the years from 1960 to the present day. The live recordings were produced using the highest technical standards of the time, and were recorded by John Barnes. Titles include: Le nozze di Figaro (1962 Festival), Betrothal in a Monastery (2006 Festival), Pelléas et Mélisande (1963 Festival) and Fidelio (2006 Festival).

The Glyndebourne Shop stocks a range of celebrated Glyndebourne productions on DVD. Among the many titles are:

Coming soon on the Glyndebourne CD Label: L’elisir d’amore (1962 Festival)

Tristan und Isolde Giulio Cesare La Cenerentola Così fan tutte L’incoronazione di Poppea Hänsel und Gretel

RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS Full listings of recommended recordings for all the operas featured in the 2010 Festival are available at www.glyndebourne.com.

1962 Gaetano Donizetti

L’elisir d’amore &RENIs!LVAs-AIREs3ORDELLOs"RUSCANTINI 4HE2OYAL0HILHARMONIC/RCHESTRAs#ILLARIO

Leoš Janáček

All titles can be purchased from the Glyndebourne Shop online at www.glyndebourne.com or by telephone +44(0)1273 815033.

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Glyndebourne: A Visual History This remarkable collection of over 400 photographs showcasing all aspects of Glyndebourne’s work is accompanied by anecdotal text written by Sir George Christie. The book contains pictures by famous photographers including Cornell Capa, Angus McBean, Anthony Crickmay and Snowdon. The book traces the key personalities, performers, legendary productions and audiences that have contributed to the opera house’s unique tradition.


Explore Glyndebourne GLYNDEBOURNE ONLINE

ARCHIVE GALLERY

Online booking opens Saturday 27 February 2010 www.glyndebourne.com

2010 Archive Gallery Exhibition

Discover a wealth of information about Glyndebourne and the 2010 Festival at www.glyndebourne.com. We continually update our homepage with the latest news about Glyndebourne events and links to essential information to enhance your operatic experience. Purchase tickets online for Glyndebourne performances, talks and events, or browse the Glyndebourne Shop pages to choose from our selection of 2010 repertoire recordings as well as CD and DVD releases, including the latest titles on the Glyndebourne Label. Find all the details on the cast and creative teams who bring the productions to life, read synopses, listen to audio clips and exclusive podcasts and browse behindthe-scenes video and photo galleries.

Following the two premieres of Benjamin Britten’s early operas in 1946 and 1947 at Glyndebourne, the composer’s work was not heard here again until 1981 when it returned with the spectacular Peter Hall / John Bury production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Since then, Britten has never been out of the repertoire for long. For the Å rst exhibition in the Archive Gallery in 2010, we revisit these iconic productions in celebration of Glyndebourne’s Å rst Billy Budd. The second exhibition will take the new production of Don Giovanni as its theme, the third most-performed opera at Glyndebourne. Drawing on the Archive’s wealth of images and designs, we reÆect on the 260 Festival performances at Glyndebourne, spread over seven different productions, beginning in 1936.

PHOTOGRAPH MIKE HOBAN

John Christie, Glyndebourne’s founder, had always dreamed of staging Wagner. In 2003 that dream was Ånally, triumphantly,

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Getting to Glyndebourne By Train Glyndebourne is easily accessed by train, with excellent rail connections from London Victoria ( journey time just over an hour) and across the South East. The nearest station is Lewes.

From Abroad The nearest international airport to Glyndebourne is London Gatwick. There are direct train connections to Lewes from the airport terminal. Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for full service details.

A coach runs between Lewes station and Glyndebourne before and after performances during the Festival. Details of recommended trains and coach times can be found on pages 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22. We strongly advise passengers to check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest service information in advance of your journey (telephone 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk).

Hotels Please visit www.glyndebourne.com/about to find local hotel listings.

By Road See map below. Car parking is free to customers. Customers may leave their guests at the Set Down point before proceeding to the car park.

Information correct at time of going to press. Inside cover photograph: Mike Hoban. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders of all featured images.

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Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex (+44(0)1273 483448) also publishes a list of accommodation at www.visitsussex.org. Enquiries Please contact the Customer Service Department on +44(0)1273 815000 with any enquiries.

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Talks and Events 2009 at Glyndebourne 0MZMQ[\PMTMIÆM\NWZ\PMÅZ[\PITN WN W]ZVM_ season. We open with a delightful comedy by Wynyard Browne whose best known play is perhaps The Holly and The Ivy. The Ring of Truth plunges Tom Gore, a rational mathematician, into a world where it would seem superstition rules, and when a lost ring and IVQV[]ZIVKMKTIQUTMIL\W\PMIZZQ^ITWN IVWNÅcious police sergeant steeped in pseudo-psycholoOaUIVaTQ^M[ÅVL\PMU[MT^M[WVI[TQXXMZa[TWXM “Lost between the comedies of Rattigan and the rise of Orton…I believe The Ring of Truth is the best English comedy to have been written in the twenty three years between Blithe Spirit and Entertaining Mr. Sloane” wrote Charles Duff in his book The Lost Summer. Alison’s House is our fourth full length production of a Susan Glaspell play – and we have also XZWL]KMLWN PMZ[PWZ\XTIa[QVKT]LQVO<ZQÆM[ twice! Alison, now dead, is a great poet. But did [PM[IKZQÅKM\PMUIV[PMTW^MLNWZ\PM[ISMWN  her family’s reputation? And who do such sacZQÅKM[JMVMÅ\'<PM[\Z]OOTM[QV\PMXTIaIZM[M\ in 1899 on the cusp of the twentieth century in which very new and different values will prevail. We live in a world divided by religions. People kill, murder and commit acts of terror in the name of their gods. The Making of Moo is subtitled a history of religion in three acts. When an existing god is inadvertently killed a new religion has to be created and, as with other religions, it goes through various phases in its development. Although written at a time when the Lord Chamberlain censored plays, Moo - a glorious satire by Nigel Dennis - is still a play to provoke debate and argument. And we indeed intend that there will be a number of Saturday morning debates and discussions around this production. The Lady or The Tiger played to continually full houses in its earlier Orange Tree manifestations. People who could not get in sat on the stairs up to the room above the pub to catch as much as they could of the show. Many of those who had failed to get in came back earlier on a future evening only to discover that they had still not 41

arrived early enough! We moved from the room above the pub into our “new” theatre in 1991. And have acquired, of course, an additional and much larger audience – who can now book in advance! So now is the time to let you see a very special Orange Tree revival. The show that in 1975 opened the newly renovated pub theatre comes at last into the “new” theatre. Make a note also of Saturday Seminars, Sunday Concerts, Desert Island Books and other special one off events.


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Glyndebourne Festival Brochure 2010  

Glyndebourne Festival 2010 20 May – 29 August 2010