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GLYNDEBOURNE 4–21 October


wolfgang amadeus mozart

Le nozze di Figaro

antonín dvoŘák

Rusalka

julian philips

The Yellow Sofa

World class opera across the country two aims have always been at the heart of the Glyndebourne Tour: to present world-class affordable opera for audiences throughout the country; and to provide a showcase for talented young artists. In 2012 some exciting initiatives take these core ambitions to a new level. Building on our central offering of exceptional productions on the main stage, we will be extending the Tour programme to include performances of chamber works and cinema screenings of Glyndebourne Festival productions. The Yellow Sofa is an engaging new chamber opera by Glyndebourne’s first Composerin-Residence, Julian Philips and will be performed by some of our most gifted choristers. Cinema screenings in many of our touring locations will allow us to show you more of our work, and I am delighted that in 2012 we will screen David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare starring Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro has played a central role in our history since the very beginning of the Glyndebourne Festival, back in 1934. This new production, directed by Michael Grandage, will transfer direct from this year’s Festival to the 2012 Tour.

Accompanying this, and touring for the first time will be Melly Still’s magical production of Dvorak’s Rusalka, conducted by Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša. These new developments for the Glyndebourne Tour have been made possible by renewed support from Arts Council England, who share our ambition to present high-quality opera to as many people as possible. Their recognition of Glyndebourne’s innovative education work in engaging with young people and attracting new audiences has allowed us to increase the number of schools’ matinee performances across the country. We are also able to offer a number of discounted tickets to encourage families to attend (see page 10 for further details). We are also very grateful to the Daily Mail who are continuing their generous sponsorship of the Tour, allowing us to offer a much greater range of tickets prices for all our touring work and giving vital support to make the new cinema programme a reality. I do hope you can join us during Tour 2012 and that you will enjoy everything Glyndebourne has to offer in your area this autumn. – david pickard, General Director

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PHOTO: MATTON IMAGES

Le nozze di

For full cast information for specific performances, visit glyndebourne.com/figarotour2012

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the entire action of Mozart’s life-enhancing opera takes place within a single day; a day of madness as the subtitle of the original text describes it. Figaro and Susanna’s determination to marry enrages their master, the Count, reducing him to a state of lustful frustration, disregarding his wife, the Countess, who is left to suffer the miseries of unrequited love. In a breathless circle of plots and counter-plots, the Count pursues Susanna, the young and hormonally volcanic Cherubino pursues anything in a skirt and the scheming pair of Bartolo and Marcellina come close to upsetting Figaro’s plans but are caught in a web of their own devising.

A new production from the 2012 Festival Sung in Italian with English supertitles The performance lasts approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including one interval. Conductor .................... Jonathan Cohen Ilyich Rivas Director........................ Michael Grandage Revival Director............ Ian Rutherford Designer....................... Christopher Oram Lighting Designer ........ Paule Constable Movement Director....... Ben Wright The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

Conceived by the brilliantly scurrilous writer Beaumarchais in 1784 as a barbed satire on the aristocracy, the original play was repeatedly banned from performance in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It was considered to be dangerously incendiary and to Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte it proved irresistible, inspiring them to create an opera of unrivalled beauty and acutely perceptive characterisation. Transferring direct from the 2012 Festival, this is a new production from celebrated director Michael Grandage, returning to Glyndebourne following his critically acclaimed Billy Budd (2010).

cast includes Figaro........................... Guido Loconsolo Derek Welton Susanna ...................... Joélle Harvey Anna Devin Ellie Laugharne Countess...................... Layla Claire Sarah-Jane Brandon Count........................... John Moore Dawid Kimberg Bartolo......................... Andrew Slater Marcellina.................... Jean Rigby Cherubino..................... Kathryn Rudge Don Basilio................... Daniel Norman Antonio........................ Sion Goronwy

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Figaro


entwining elements of a number of familiar fairy stories from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Slavic myths of lake and forest spirits, to the French tale of Undine, this opera is both fantastical and painfully human. Dvořák’s richly expressive music conjures up a world of dark forests and deep lakes. The water spirit Rusalka falls hopelessly in love with the Prince who comes daily to swim in the lake where she lives. He cannot see her and her only chance of becoming visible to him and of entering the human world is to make a terrible pact with Ježibaba

the witch. She gives up her own world and loses the power of speech in exchange for the chance to experience the pain and joy of human love. Profoundly alien both to the rough, uncomprehending servants at the Prince’s court, and to the socially superior courtiers who surround him, Rusalka cannot thrive. Ignored by the Prince, who betrays her for the Foreign Princess, she is forced back to the lake but can no longer find refuge there either. She forgives the Prince with a final passionate kiss, but Rusalka has loved and lost – for her there can be no redemption.

Rus The 2009 Festival production, on Tour for the first time Sung in Czech with English supertitles The performance lasts approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including two intervals. Conductor..................... Jakub Hrůša Leo McFall Director........................ Melly Still Designer....................... Rae Smith Lighting Designer......... Paule Constable Movement Director....... Rick Nodine The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

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cast includes Rusalka........................ Maria Porubcinova Natasha Jouhl Prince........................... Peter Berger Ladislav Elgr Foreign Princess............ Tatiana Pavlovskaya Vodnik.......................... Mischa Schelomianski Ježibaba....................... Anne Mason 1st Nymph.................... Evgenya Sotnikova 2nd Nymph................... Michaela Kapustová Gamekeeper.................. Robert Poulton For full cast information for specific performances, visit glyndebourne.com/rusalkatour2012


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PHOTO: BILL COOPER

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PHOTO: Simon Laundon

The Yell

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of betrayal and deception, of sex and a city, of wounded pride and attempted retribution – of plumply inviting sofa cushions. Godofredo is naturally indolent, adequately successful in his working life and quite happy with his seemingly comfortable marriage to Ludovina. When he discovers her in an extremely compromising position on his favourite yellow sofa with his business partner Machado, he doesn’t know how to react but knows he must do something. His honour has been offended, he will have to challenge Machado to a duel, but he would much prefer life to return to normal.

A new opera written specially for Glyndebourne by our first Composer-inResidence Julian Philips, with a text by Edward Kemp, it is based on a short story by Eça de Queirós. Writing about Lisbon’s bourgeois society towards the end of the 19th century, Queirós is a shrewd observer of the human condition and writes with an intriguing mix of gentle satire and wry humour. All of this is reflected in the music, which also draws on the rich tradition of Portuguese folk song. An original Glyndebourne commission, first presented as part of the Jerwood Chorus Development Scheme during the 2009 Festival, the cast features past and present members of the Glyndebourne Chorus.

l ow Sofa julian philips

with a libretto by edward

kemp

Performed in the Jerwood Studio

Sung in English The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes with no interval. Conductor .................... Gareth Hancock Director........................ Frederic Wake-Walker

cast includes Godofredo Alves............ Michael Wallace Ludovina (Lulu)............ Gabriela Iștoc Neto............................. Alexander Robin Baker Teresa........................... Charlotte Beament Nunes Vidal.................. Gareth Huw John

The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Performed by arrangement with Peters Edition Ltd, London

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this is a story of love and loss,


Performance Schedule / October Date

Opera

Thursday 4

Le nozze di Figaro

6.30pm

Saturday 6

Rusalka

4.00pm

Sunday 7

Le nozze di Figaro

4.00pm

Monday 8

Rusalka

4.00pm

Tuesday 9

Le nozze di Figaro

4.00pm

Thursday 11

Rusalka

6.30pm

Friday 12

Le nozze di Figaro

6.30pm

Saturday 13

Rusalka

4.00pm

Sunday 14

Le nozze di Figaro

4.00pm

Monday 15

The Yellow Sofa

Jerwood Studio

7.00pm

Wednesday 17

The Yellow Sofa

Jerwood Studio

7.00pm

Thursday 18

The Yellow Sofa

Jerwood Studio

4.00pm

Thursday 18

Le nozze di Figaro

Friday 19

Rusalka

Saturday 20

Le nozze di Figaro

Time

KEY Pre-performance talk available, see page 12 for details Post-performance discussion A family performance: specially priced children’s tickets and family workshop available for this performance, see page 10 for details. Early midweek start times GYC Glyndebourne Youth Company Lovers Walk FREE to ticket holders. See page 13 for details

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6.30pm 6.30pm GYC

4.00pm


How and when to book → GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR SUPPORTERS Return your postal applications by Saturday 21 April. → GROUPS parties of 12 or more Booking opens on Wednesday 16 May by telephone only. → GENERAL PUBLIC Booking opens on Monday 11 June: Online at glyndebourne.com from 12.01am By telephone on +44 (0)1273 815 000 from 10.00am In person at the Box Office from 10.00am → GLYNDEBOURNE <30 Exclusive offers will be available to book from Monday 11 June, online only from 12.01am. See page 12 for more information. → HALF PRICE CONCESSIONS Available from Monday 30 July, by telephone only. See page 12 for eligibility.

When booking, please note: Sightlines Because of the horseshoe shape of the auditorium, some seats have a restricted view of the stage. Tickets for these seats are clearly marked and priced accordingly. Supertitles Supertitles are concise translations projected above the stage. Not all seats have a clear view, so if supertitles are important to your enjoyment of the performance please let the Box Office know when booking your tickets. Access requirements Please let the Box Office know at the time of booking if anyone in your party has special access requirements. Wheelchair access to the auditorium is only available at Foyer Circle level, although there is lift access to all levels. A number of adapted toilets are available. Please note that customers who use a wheelchair and who require assistance must be accompanied by a companion. Hearing support The auditorium is equipped with a sound enhancement system. Receivers may be borrowed from the House Manager’s Office.

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Special ticket options Concessions From Monday 30 July, tickets priced at or above £37 (Monday – Friday) or £42 (Saturday and Sunday) will be available at half price for the following groups: under 18s; full-time students; registered disabled (and a companion); and those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit. Proof of eligibility is required. Please note that only one discount may be claimed per person. All offers are limited and may be withdrawn. Glyndebourne <30 Supported by the New Generation Programme Under 30? Join Glyndebourne<30 for free and we’ll send you regular emails about exclusive ticket offers at substantially reduced prices, as well as invitations to events to enrich your visit. Register at glyndebourne.com/under30 or telephone the Box Office. Please remember to bring identification with you to the performance; we may ask you for proof that you are 29 years or younger when you attend with a Glyndebourne<30 ticket.

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Children’s tickets for Rusalka Supported by the New Generation Programme For the performance of Rusalka on Saturday 13 October, children’s tickets are available for only £10 each when one or more full price ticket is also purchased at £42 or above. The children’s tickets will be allocated in the same price band as the full price ticket(s) and are available to under 18s only. Any families who book children’s tickets on Saturday 13 October are invited to a special pre-performance workshop, starting at 2.00pm in the Ebert Room at Glyndebourne. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds and their companions, the workshop provides an energetic introduction to Rusalka for the whole family. The event is free (but ticketed) and lasts 90 minutes. Tickets for both the performance and workshop are available to book by telephone from Monday 11 June, subject to availability. Please note that children under the age of eight may find it difficult to maintain concentration for the duration of an opera. Returns club Missed out on tickets? To receive email notifications of returned tickets throughout the year, join our free Returns Club. Register at glyndebourne.com/returns or telephone the Box Office.


Seating and ticket prices Le nozze di Figaro / Rusalka To view a seating plan of the Glyndebourne auditorium, visit glyndebourne.com

Stalls / Foyer Circle Foyer Circle Sides Circle Circle Sides Upper Circle Slips Standing

Mon-Fri Sat-Sun £61 £52 £66 £57 £52 £37 £27 £57 £42 £32 £61 £52 £37 £66 £57 £42 £37 £27 £18 £42 £32 £23 £37 £27 £18 £42 £32 £23 £27 £18 £32 £23 £8 £10

Foyer Circle Boxes Centre Boxes B C E £61 £66 Centre Boxes A F £61 £52 £66 £57 Side Boxes 4 5 8 9 ONLY £37 £42 Side Boxes 3 10 £27 £32

ACCESS 6 wheelchair spaces are available at Foyer Circle level: Mon-Fri 2 spaces at £52 4 spaces in Side Boxes 4 5 8 9 at £37 Sat-Sun 2 spaces at £57 4 spaces in Side Boxes 4 5 8 9 at £42

The Yellow Sofa The Yellow Sofa is performed in the Jerwood Studio, an intimate performance space for an audience of 150. Seating is unreserved. The Studio is on ground level and fully accessible. All tickets for The Yellow Sofa are £15.

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Enrich your experience

Tickets for talks and study events can be booked at glyndebourne.com or by telephone on +44 (0)1273 815 000. Family workshop tickets and Tour extras can be booked by telephone only.

STUDY EVENTS Ebert Room Dig deeper into the creation of this year’s new production, Le nozze di Figaro. Led by operatic experts with members of the production team and singers from the Glyndebourne Chorus, this event will provide you with a specialist insight into the opera. Le nozze di Figaro Sunday 7 October 10.30am –3.00pm Tickets £16 (£10 concessions) Lunch is available and can be booked separately through Leith’s Reservations on +44 (0)1273 812 510. From June further details can be found at diningatglyndebourne.com

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PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS Ebert Room Our 2012 repertoire is rich in inspiration for the pre-performance talks, our bitesize introductions to the operas. Each talk is presented by an operatic expert, lasts 30 minutes and costs £5. 11 October 5.30pm 12 October 5.30pm 15 October 6.00pm

Rusalka Le nozze di Figaro The Yellow Sofa

POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION The Yellow Sofa Wednesday 17 October Following the performance of The Yellow Sofa on Wednesday 17 October, ticket holders are invited to stay for an informal post-performance discussion with members of the company. The discussion is free and will last around 20 minutes.


Whether this is your first or fifty-first experience of opera, our series of additional activities provide insight into this year’s Tour productions. Glyndebourne Youth Company Jerwood Studio Lovers Walk Saturday 20 October 2.00pm free A new one-act opera by Glyndebourne Composer-in-Residence Luke Styles, with a libretto by Stephen Plaice. An original Glyndebourne commission, Lover’s Walk will be performed by the newly formed Glyndebourne Youth Company. NEW TOUR CINEMA SCREENINGS Glyndebourne has been broadcasting its work since the 1930s. Following the success of our Festival cinema screenings, this year we are introducing a series of screenings during the Tour, taking place in a cinema close to our main touring venue at the same time as our visit. Presenting productions that Glyndebourne would not be able to Tour live, these screenings offer you a mini festival of Glyndebourne work to see you through the winter. See page 16 for more details.

PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS Supported by Arts Council England, the Clore Duffield Foundation and the New Generation Programme At Glyndebourne and in Plymouth, Canterbury and Stoke-on-Trent. Since 2006 we’ve welcomed over 16,000 students aged from 8 – 18 to a dedicated Performance for Schools at Glyndebourne. With highly subsidised ticket prices and a special introduction tailored to the audience, these performances give students the opportunity to experience world-class opera, often for the first time. In 2012 we are extending our commitment to the next generation of opera lovers by presenting these subsidised performances not only at Glyndebourne but in Stokeon-Trent for the third time and as a new opportunity in Plymouth and Canterbury. To find out more about Performances for Schools and to take advantage of the opportunity, visit glyndebourne.com/schools

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Discover more Glyndebourne Make the most of Glyndebourne, before, during and after your visit.

Glyndebourne shop For an exclusive selection of luxurious gifts and souvenirs visit the Glyndebourne shop, open two hours before the performance. A smaller selection of items is also available to purchase online at glyndebourne.com ON YOUR DOORSTEP

AT GLYNDEBOURNE Dining at Glyndebourne Enhance your night out by dining at Glyndebourne either before or after the performance. With a choice of three restaurants managed by Leith’s, there are a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. Full details of dining facilities, including menus, wine lists and booking forms for Tour 2012, will be available online at diningatglyndebourne.com from June 2012. A copy of the dining options will also be sent out with tickets. The gardens Weather depending, take advantage of the Glyndebourne gardens: stroll around the lake, contemplate the Downs and enjoy the gardens’ blend of the formal and natural. The gardens are open two hours before the start of the performance to opera ticket holders only.

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Tour 2012 continues… 23 October – 8 December Tell your friends and family across the country that Glyndebourne is heading their way. After two weeks of performances at home, the Tour hits the road and travels to Woking, Norwich, Wimbledon, Plymouth, Canterbury, Milton Keynes and Stoke-on-Trent. A complete schedule of performances and pre-performance talks can be found on the back of this brochure. Full listings can also be found at glyndebourne.com, with links that take you directly to the booking websites of each venue.


glyndebourne.com and beyond Our website is constantly being refreshed and is the central place to go for all information. You can find an expanding library of audio and video material, behindthe-scenes documentaries, blogs from artists and opportunities to share your views on the comment pages. You can also join us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr and YouTube. AT HOME, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR The Glyndebourne label From Falstaff in 1960 to Rusalka from 2009, the Glyndebourne label represents an extraordinarily rich resource of live recordings, to which we are constantly adding. Recordings are available on CD and selected titles through iTunes. Glyndebourne on DVD Our range of new DVDs for 2012 will include Die Meistersinger von N端rnberg, The Turn of the Screw and Rinaldo, all recorded during the 2011 Festival. Listen in advance If you would like to listen to an opera before you attend, we have put together a list of recommended recordings for Tour 2012 on our website.

operaland.org A website for all the family Designed for audiences aged 8 and above, Opera Land gives you the chance to prepare for a trip to the opera at home or in the classroom, and continue the fun after the performance. From summer 2012 Opera Land will be alive with materials relating to Tour 2012 productions. Get to grips with the story and characters in time for your visit. For all the latest information on Glyndebourne, and to purchase any of our DVDs and CDs, visit glyndebourne.com

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New for 2012

Giulio Cesare, photographer: Tristram Kenton

Tour cinema screenings

there are some productions that, because of their scale, Glyndebourne will never be able to take on the road. David McVicar’s Giulio Cesare is one of them. But we don’t want our Tour audiences to miss out. That’s why we’re adding screenings to this year’s programme, taking this acclaimed production into your local cinema and giving you even more opportunity to experience the best of Glyndebourne on your doorstep.

So book a date with Caesar (Sarah Connolly) and Cleopatra (Danielle de Niese) and treat yourself to an autumn feast of Glyndebourne, on stage and on screen. Screenings near Glyndebourne Handel Giulio Cesare (2005 Festival) Sunday 7 October, 3pm → Duke of York’s, Brighton Sunday 21 October, 3pm → The Picture House Uckfield

For full listings of cinema screenings in other Tour locations, visit glyndebourne.com

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Getting to Glyndebourne By Train Travel by train and take advantage of our free coach service which runs between Lewes station and Glyndebourne before and after all Tour performances. The coach departs from the station one hour before the performance starts and returns approximately 15 minutes after its end. Lewes has excellent rail connections from London Victoria and across the South East, and all performances finish in time for you to return to London by train. To take advantage of the coach service, please book a ticket in advance either by telephoning the Box Office or, if you have already booked your performance tickets online, via our website.

Parking and Electric Cars Car parking is free. We can re-charge electric cars during a performance. Please contact Box Office and Customer Service to arrange this in advance. From Overseas The nearest international airport to Glyndebourne is London Gatwick. There are direct train connections to Lewes from the airport terminal. Visit nationalrail.co.uk for full service details. Where to stay Visit glyndebourne.com to find local hotel listings. Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex +44 (0)1273 483 448 also publishes a list of accommodation at visitsussex.org


Thu

4

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

6.30pm

Sat

6

Rusalka

Glyndebourne

4.00pm

Sun

7

Giulio Cesare in cinema

Duke of York’s, Brighton

3.00pm

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

4.00pm

Mon 8

Rusalka

Glyndebourne

4.00pm +

Tue

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

Thu 11

Rusalka

Glyndebourne

4.00pm + 6.30pm

Fri

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

6.30pm

Sat 13

Rusalka

Glyndebourne

4.00pm

Sun 14

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

4.00pm

Mon 15

The Yellow Sofa

Glyndebourne (Jerwood Studio) 7.00pm

Wed 17

The Yellow Sofa

Glyndebourne (Jerwood Studio) 7.00pm

Thu 18

The Yellow Sofa

Glyndebourne (Jerwood Studio) 4.00pm

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

6.30pm

Rusalka

Glyndebourne

6.30pm

Sat 20

Le nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne

4.00pm

Sun 21

Giulio Cesare in cinema

The Picture House Uckfield

3.00pm

Fri

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GYC

+ Early midweek start times Pre-performance talk Post-performance discussion A family performance: children’s tickets available GYC A free Tour extra before the performance for ticket holders, from Glyndebourne Youth Company

Tour 2012 continues Woking Norwich Wimbledon Plymouth Canterbury Milton Keynes Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 23 – Sat 27 October Tue 30 October – Sat 3 November Tue 6 – Sat 10 November Tue 13 – Sat 17 November Tue 20 – Sat 24 November Tue 27 November – Sat 1 December Wed 5 – Sat 8 December

For a full performance schedule, including details of cinema screenings in your area, visit glyndebourne.com

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TOUR 2012 Performances at or near Glyndebourne 4–21 October


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