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New to opera? Then Encore week at Glyndebourne is for you. We passionately believe that opera can transform and enrich lives. We also believe that exceptional opera is for everyone. So we have created a week with special ticket options and a range of additional activities designed to give you an introduction to this powerful artform, whatever your age and especially if you’ve never been here before. Use it as an excuse, or the invitation you’ve been waiting for – take a risk, or just escape that Christmas shopping trip. Turn the page to find out more... We look forward to welcoming you.

L’ELISIR D’AMORE PHOTO: BILL COOPER

Encore week has been made possible through support from Arts Council England and Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme (NGP).

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Encore week at Glyndebourne An entire performance of our new Tour production, The Rape of Lucretia (see page 10), dedicated to those aged 29 and under

Arrive for 5pm

Enjoy a pre-performance concert from our Young Composer in Residence, Luke Styles, with Ensemble Amorpha

Arrive for 6.15pm

And join a free pre-performance talk, with insights into the opera

For everyone

Friday 29 November Performance at 7pm

Hänsel und Gretel (see page 6) – a fantastical production of a familiar fairytale, engaging for all ages

Arrive for 5.15pm

And join a free pre-performance talk to give you an insight into the opera, family-friendly and open to all

Saturday 30 November Screening at 11am

A screening of Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute

Performance at 4pm

L’elisir d’amore (see page 8) – a romantic comedy and perfect escape to Tuscany from the comfort of your theatre seat

Arrive for 3pm

And join a free pre-performance talk to give you an insight into the opera, family-friendly and open to all

Friday 29 November Performance at 7pm

Hänsel und Gretel (see page 6) – a fantastical production of a familiar fairytale, engaging for all ages

Arrive for 5.15pm

And join a free pre-performance talk to give you an insight into the opera, family-friendly and open to all

Saturday 30 November Activities from 10am

Family Day! Find out what it takes to get an opera onto the stage with a rare peek behind the scenes. glyndebourne.com/familyday

Performance at 11am

A family performance of Captain Blood’s Revenge (see page 12) – our new studio production for children aged 7+ and their families

Performance at 4pm

L’elisir d’amore (see page 8) – a romantic comedy and perfect escape to Tuscany from the comfort of your theatre seat

Arrive for 1.30pm

Don’t miss the pre-performance workshop, getting all of the family onto their feet and into the opera

Arrive for 3pm

Or the family-friendly pre-performance talk, another great way for all ages to get more out of the experience

For families

For under 30s

Thursday 28 November Performance at 7.30pm

Also during Encore week During every Tour we offer dedicated Performance for Schools and the first taste of opera for many students. If you’re a teacher and would like to know more about our education work, please visit glyndebourne.com/schools 4 GLYNDEBOURNE.COM


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All tickets £20 (a saving of £41 if you book early and secure one of the best seats in the house) FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance, though you do need to book a seat in advance FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance

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Dedicated performances, additional activities and special ticket offers for everyone new to opera

See page 14 for the full range of ticket prices starting from £18

FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance, though you do need to book a seat in advance See page 14 for the full range of ticket prices starting from £18 FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance, though you do need to book a seat in advance

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FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance

See page 14 for the full range of ticket prices starting from £18 Children’s tickets are also available for £10 (see page 15) FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance FREE to ticket holders for Captain Blood’s Revenge or L’elisir d’amore, see below

See page 14 for the full range of ticket prices starting from £18 Children’s tickets are also available for £10 (see page 15) FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance, though you do need to book a seat in advance FREE to ticket holders for that evening’s performance, though you do need to book a seat in advance

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Tickets £9 for adults, £6 for children

There are some productions that Glyndebourne will never be able to take on the road because of their scale, but we can share them with new audiences through cinema screenings. Visit The Picture House in Uckfield on Sunday 24 October for a one-off screening of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde – a great way to trial something new. GLYNDEBOURNE.COM 5


Hänsel und E NG E LBE R T H UM P ER D I N C K

‘Listen very carefully. Never forget what is coming next. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs.’ This advice on witches from Roald Dahl might well be borne in mind by Hansel and Gretel in Glyndebourne’s production of the muchloved opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. The music may be familiar, the fairy tale may be universally known, but the story is open to many different interpretations. Here, the two children are driven by hunger into the clutches of a terrifyingly vicious witch, who presides over an apparently free-for-all supermarket, shelves groaning with high-fat, high-sugar, highly coloured irresistible treats. 6 GLYNDEBOURNE.COM

Will they manage to outwit her, to escape her greedy malevolence? Humperdinck’s music has a deceptive sweetness and simplicity. Its immediately appealing folk tunes are given an additional voluptuous richness, the atmosphere of the forest is conjured up in a darkly dramatic and resonant soundworld. And through this comes the limpid purity of the evening prayer which the children sing when they are lost and afraid, asking the angels to protect them as they lie down to sleep. Let yourself be bewitched by the glorious music and the ghoulishly vivid imagination of director Laurent Pelly.


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Gretel A REVIVAL OF THE 2008 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION Sung in German with English supertitles Conductor........................Ilyich Rivas / Jeremy Bines (12, 14, 26, 29 Nov) Director...........................Laurent Pelly Revival Director...............James Bonas Designer..........................Barbara de Limburg Lighting Designer............Joël Adam The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

CAST INCLUDES

Hänsel...............................Victoria Yarovaya Gretel.................................Andriana Chuchman Mother..............................Anne Mason Father................................Stephen Gadd Witch.................................Colin Judson The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including one interval of 20 minutes.

Children’s tickets £10 + family-friendly intro

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L’elis

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GA ETA N O D O N I Z E T T I

Nemorino loves Adina; Adina ignores him and falls for the swaggering soldier Belcore instead; Nemorino resorts to desperate measures and tries a fake love potion sold to him by the charlatan magician Dr Dulcamara; the effects are surprising; Nemorino decides that he must forget Adina and join the army; on the brink of losing him, Adina realises that she loves Nemorino after all. The twists and turns of this plot are dazzlingly delineated by Donizetti in music of delightful invention and at times, true poignancy. The tune that remained on everyone’s lips when the opera was first performed was A REVIVAL OF THE 2007 TOUR PRODUCTION

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles Conductor................. Pablo González / Gareth Hancock (20, 23, 27, 30 Nov; 04, 07, 11, 13, 14 Dec) Director.................... Annabel Arden Revival Director........ Paul Higgins Designer................... Lez Brotherston Lighting Designer..... Giuseppe di Iorio Movement Director... Leah Hausman The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus

the yearningly romantic ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, when Nemorino is finally convinced that Adina loves him because he spots the glimmer of a tear in her eye. It has been a favourite with tenors and audiences ever since. Director Annabel Arden places the action within a rural Italian community and depicts in vivid detail the close-knit gossipy intimacy of village life – a life which is threatened by the testosterone-fuelled chaos which Belcore and his soldiers bring with them. This heady mix has moments of high humour but there is an underlying seriousness that makes the predicament of both Nemorino and Adina painfully real. CAST INCLUDES

Adina................. Joélle Harvey / Eliana Pretorian (20, 23, 27, 30 Nov; 4, 7, 11, 13, 14 Dec) Nemorino........... Christopher Tiesi Belcore................ Alessandro Luongo Dulcamara......... Riccardo Novaro The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval of 20 minutes. Critical Edition by Alberto Zedda. Property of Casa Ricordi, Milan (Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl). Performed by arrangement with G. Ricordi & Co. (London) Ltd.

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sir d’amore


The Rape of

B E NJA M IN B R I TTEN Given its first ever performance at Glyndebourne in 1946, Benjamin Britten created this opera with the poet Ronald Duncan, who wrote about their collaboration: ‘Britten and I worked at the same desk. We first discussed the shape of the whole drama and then spent several days working over this in order to reduce it to its essential simplicity. We kept our work fluid – even after it had gone to the printer and engraver, much to their dismay.’ The result of this close collaboration is an extraordinary and tightly focussed treatment of a legend which has acquired numerous layers in painting, poetry and drama. Lucretia is raped by the tyrant Tarquinius Superbus, ruler of Rome, and elects to kill herself rather than

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live with the shame. The action of the opera is commented on throughout by a Male and Female Chorus who occupy another dimension, at times narrating the story and at times voicing the thoughts of the different characters. The central role of Lucretia is one which engages the talents of a singing actress to the utmost and one with which director Fiona Shaw will empathise keenly, drawing on her own experiences as both a performer and a director. It was in describing this work that Britten coined the term ‘chamber opera’, creating a work of distilled power and refinement with a cast of eight and an orchestra of 12 players and piano.


IMAGE: BILL HENSON, UNTITLED #20 (LMO SH177 N2A), 2000/2003. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ROSLYN OXLEY9 GALLERY, SYDNEY.

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Lucretia

Supported by Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson

A NEW PRODUCTION FOR TOUR 2013

CAST

Sung in English with supertitles

Male Chorus......................Allan Clayton / Andrew Dickinson (15, 22 November) Female Chorus...................Kate Valentine Collatinus.........................David Soar Junius................................Oliver Dunn Tarquinius.........................Duncan Rock Lucretia.............................Claudia Huckle Bianca...............................Catherine Wyn-Rogers Lucia .................................Ellie Laugharne

Conductor........................Nicholas Collon / Jack Ridley (15 Nov) Director...........................Fiona Shaw Set Designer....................Michael Levine Costume Designer ............Nicky Gillibrand Lighting Designer............Paul Anderson The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Exclusive performance for under 30s All tickets ÂŁ20

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one interval of 20 minutes. Performed by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

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Captain Blood’s Revenge: a pirate opera

A NEW OPERA FOR CHILDREN AGED 7+ Bold, boisterous and bags of fun, Captain Blood’s Revenge combines adventure, mystery and a bit of spookiness in a tale of buccaneering high jinks that we can all join in. As if Salty Sue doesn’t have enough to cope with as landlady of The Blasted Bilge Rat, a rowdy harbourside inn, her daughter Pegatty is a real piratical handful and Pegatty’s father, the fearsome former pirate Billy Bone, has vanished on a dangerous quest. No wonder Sue would rather swap the high seas for the high Cs in her secret ambition to be a singer. The rollicking regulars at Sue’s inn include a band of mariner musicians, an evil-looking sailor with a knife in his back – and us, the audience. Sung in English The performance lasts approximately one hour without an interval glyndebourne.com/captainblood 12 GLYNDEBOURNE.COM

Music by Lynne Plowman Libretto by Martin Riley Conductor ....................... Lee Reynolds Director ........................... Andy Manley Designer .......................... Kitty Callister Illustrator........................ Jan Pieńkowski Lighting Designer ........... Derek Carlyle CAST Salty Sue ........................ Emma Carrington Raggy Sam ..................... Hal Cazalet Captain Blood ................ Richard Wiegold Billy Bone ........................ Peter Brathwaite Piano .............................. Berrak Dyer Violin .........,.................... Holly Bhattacharya Double Bass .................... Roger McCann Accordion ........................ Karen Street An original Glyndebourne commission in a co-production with Brighton Festival, supported by investment from Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme, including the generous support of Dr and Mrs John and Jo Padfield and The Ashley Family Foundation.


Make the most of your visit DINING AT GLYNDEBOURNE Enhance your night out by dining at Glyndebourne either before or after the performance. With a choice of restaurants managed by Leith’s, there are a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. For full details of dining options, including menus, visit diningatglyndebourne.com. 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, and during Encore additional activities. GLYNDEBOURNE SHOP For an exclusive selection of luxurious gifts and souvenirs visit the Glyndebourne shop, open from two hours before each performance. A smaller selection of items is also available to purchase online at glyndebourne.com

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The Glyndebourne Experience GLYNDEBOURNE.COM AND BEYOND Our website is constantly being updated 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. You can also keep up-to-date and join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest and YouTube. OPERALAND.ORG A WEBSITE FOR ALL THE FAMILY Designed for audiences aged eight 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. Visit Opera Land today and get to grips with the story and characters of Hänsel und Gretel in time for your Tour 2013 visit. GETTING TO GLYNDEBOURNE For full directions and information about our free audience coaches from Lewes train station visit glyndebourne.com/how-get-here

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How to book ONLINE at glyndebourne.com, 24 hours a day Our online booking system shows you real-time availability BY TELEPHONE on +44 (0)1273 815 000 The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm

Seating and ticket prices To view a seating plan of the Glyndebourne auditorium, visit glyndebourne.com MON - FRI

SAT - SUN

Stalls / Foyer Circle

£61 £52

£66 £57

Foyer Circle Sides *

£52 £37 £27

£57 £42 £32

Circle

£61 £52 £37

£66 £57 £42

Circle Sides *

£37 £27 £18

£42 £32 £23

Upper circle

£37 £27 £18

£42 £32 £23

Slips *

£27 £18

£32 £23

Standing *

£8

£10

Circle Boxes G H I J

£52 £37

£57 £42

Centre Boxes B C E

£61

£66

Centre Boxes A F

£61 £52

£66 £57

£37

£42

£27

£32

BOXES

Side Boxes 4 5 8 9 Side Boxes 3 10

ONLY

Captain Blood’s Revenge

Saturday 30 November, 11am Tickets £9 for adults, £6 for children The performance takes place in Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Studio, an intimate performance space for an audience of 150. Seating is unreserved.

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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

* Please note that some seats in these areas may have a restricted view of the stage or supertitles. This will be indicated when booking seats online or by telephone.


FAMILY TICKETS Supported by the New Generation Programme For the performance of Hänsel und Gretel on Friday 29 November and L’elisir d’amore on Saturday 30 November, children’s tickets are available for only £10 each when one or more full price ticket is also purchased at £37 (Fri)/ £42 (Sat) 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. On page 4 you’ll find information about the special pre-performance workshops that family ticket holders are invited to, which help all the family prepare for the opera they’re about to see. We think that these performances will be best enjoyed by young people aged eight and above. CONCESSIONS Tickets priced at £37 or above (Monday – Friday) / £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.

GLYNDEBOURNE<30 The performance of The Rape of Lucretia on Thursday 28 November (7.30pm) is exclusively for anyone aged under 30. All tickets are £20 – a saving of £41 if you book early and secure one of the best seats in the house.

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Encore week ticket options

Book online or in person and bring your friends, but please ask all members of your party to bring identification as it will be requested on the night. Your ticket also gives you free entry to the pre-performance concert by our Young Composer in Residence, Luke Styles, and to the pre-performance talk, designed as an introduction to the opera to enhance your experience. See page 4 for more information. Don’t miss other opportunities like this one – join G<30, our FREE programme for anyone aged 29 or under. Register at glyndebourne.com/under30 and you’ll receive regular emails from Glyndebourne with offers throughout the year, including tickets at substantially reduced prices.

Proof of eligibility is required. Please note that only one discount may be claimed per person. All offers are limited and may be withdrawn.

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Performances at Glyndebourne KEY

OCTOBER DATE

OPERA

TIME

Pre-performance talk available

Sunday 6

Hänsel und Gretel

4.00pm

Study event available

Monday 7

L’elisir d’amore

7.00pm

Thursday 10

Hänsel und Gretel

7.00pm

Friday 11

L’elisir d’amore

7.00pm

Saturday 12

Hänsel und Gretel

4.00pm

Sunday 13

Cinema screening at Duke’s @ Komedia, Brighton: Tristan und Isolde

3.00pm

Sunday 13

L’elisir d’amore

4.00pm

Wednesday 16

L’elisir d’amore

7.00pm

Thursday 17

Hänsel und Gretel

7.00pm

Friday 18

L’elisir d’amore

7.00pm

Saturday 19

The Rape of Lucretia

4.00pm

Sunday 20

Hänsel und Gretel

4.00pm

Monday 21

L’elisir d’amore

4.00pm

Tuesday 22

The Rape of Lucretia

7.00pm

Wednesday 23

L’elisir d’amore

7.00pm

Thursday 24

Hänsel und Gretel

4.00pm

Friday 25

The Rape of Lucretia

7.00pm

Saturday 26

L’elisir d’amore

4.00pm

An exclusive performance for members of Glyndebourne<30 A family performance: specially priced children’s tickets and family-friendly events available for this performance A special pre-performance extra from Glyndebourne’s Young Composer in Residence

Early mid-week start time

ENCORE WEEK, NOVEMBER DATE

OPERA

TIME

Sunday 24

Cinema screening at The Picture House Uckfield: Tristan und Isolde

3.00pm

Thursday 28

Exclusively for G<30: The Rape of Lucretia

7.30pm

Friday 29

Hänsel und Gretel

7.00pm

Saturday 30

L’elisir d’amore

4.00pm

Tour 2013 also visits Woking, Norwich, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Plymouth and Stoke-on-Trent. Find out more and book at glyndebourne.com

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COVER PHOTO: BILL COOPER | ORIGINAL BROCHURE DESIGN: KATE BENJAMIN | ENCORE WEEK EDITION DESIGN: ANNABEL CLEMENTS

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