Glyndebourne Tour opens for public booking

Public booking for Glyndebourne Tour performances at Glyndebourne opens on Sunday 4 July. Each autumn, the Glyndebourne Tour brings world-class opera productions to venues across the UK, allowing broad audiences to enjoy a taste of the famous Glyndebourne opera experience.

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 continues in July with performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and, for those who can’t visit the Festival in person this summer, the next free online opera stream from Glyndebourne Open House is Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. The opera will available to watch for two weeks from Sunday 4 July on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel.

JULY

ON STAGE: 2 JULY – LPO CONCERT 2: DVORAK 8
2 July
Tickets £40 – £150
Book via glyndebourne.com
Watch online from 16 July on Marquee TV
Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert which pairs songs by Mahler and music by French Baroque composer Rebel with Dvořák’s glorious 8th Symphony.

ON SALE: GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR 2021
4 July
Tickets £10 – £75 (for performances at Glyndebourne)
Book via glyndebourne.com
Public booking for Glyndebourne Tour performances at Glyndebourne opens on Sunday 4 July. At Glyndebourne and at theatres around the country will be performances of The Rake’s ProgressDon Pasquale and Handel’s Messiah. The autumn season at Glyndebourne also includes the premiere of a new production of Fidelio; screenings of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights with a live orchestra; and family friendly Christmas Concerts.

ON STAGE: 4 JULY – COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPENS
Performances until 27 August
4, 11, 18, 25 July; 8, 10, 15, 20, 23, 27 August (3.20pm)
6, 9, 14, 16, 22 July (4.20pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Book via glyndebourne.com
The last of the three great collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte is also the most sophisticated – a comedy that teeters right on the brink of tragedy. A much-loved Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner’s staging finds both the charm and the darkness in Mozart’s opera. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi makes his Glyndebourne debut conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an international cast of singers.

ON SCREEN: 4 JULY – LA CLEMENZA DI TITO FREE STREAM
Streaming for free until 18 July
Available on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel
Visit glyndebourne.com/on-screen
Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of Mozart. Recorded live at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, this production by director Claus Guth is conducted by Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati.

AUGUST

ON STAGE: 1 AUGUST – LUISA MILLER OPENS
Performances until 29 August
1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 29 August (3.50pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Book via glyndebourne.com
Christof Loy, one of the most sought-after directors of his generation, returns to Glyndebourne to stage the company’s first ever production of Verdi’s early masterpiece Luisa Miller, a devastating tragedy fuelled by jealousy and desire. Starring as the country girl Luisa is Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan, with American tenor Charles Castronovo and Italian tenor Ivan Magri sharing the role of her lover Rodolfo. Enrique Mazzola conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

ON SCREEN: 1 AUGUST – LA TRAVIATA FREE STREAM
Streaming for free until 29 August
Available on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel
Visit glyndebourne.com/on-screen
With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. Tom Cairns’s opulent production was captured live at Glyndebourne Festival 2014 and is conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

ON STAGE: 5 AUGUST – OAE CONCERT 2: MOZART JUPITER
5 and 18 August (5.20pm)
Tickets £40 – £150
Book via glyndebourne.com
Watch online from 20 August on Marquee TV
Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in an all-Mozart programme including concert arias and ending with his 41st Symphony, Jupiter. Conducted by Bernard Labadie.

ON STAGE: 4 JULY – COSÌ FAN TUTTE CONTINUES
Performances until 27 August
8, 10, 15, 20, 23, 27 August (3.20pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Book via glyndebourne.com
The last of the three great collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte is also the most sophisticated – a comedy that teeters right on the brink of tragedy. A much-loved Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner’s staging finds both the charm and the darkness in Mozart’s opera. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi makes his Glyndebourne debut conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an international cast of singers.

ON STAGE: 13 AUGUST – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: A SEMI-STAGED PERFORMANCE OPENS
Performances until 28 August
13, 17, 21, 24, 28 August (1.50pm)
Tickets £60 – £230
Book via glyndebourne.com
Robin Ticciati conducts a semi-staged performance of Wagner’s great love story, with a full orchestra on stage and an impressive cast that includes New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill and Finnish soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä as the doomed lovers and Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill as Brangäne.

ON STAGE: 26 AUGUST – OAE CONCERT 1: SCHOOLS OF THE ROMANTIC HEART
26 August (5.20pm)
Tickets £40 – £150
Book via glyndebourne.com
Watch online from 10 September on Marquee TV
Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a programme which balances music by Weber, Berlioz and Wagner with Brahms’ 1st Symphony, a work which Ticciati has made his own.

SEPTEMBER

GLYNDEBOURNE OPEN GARDENS
4 and 5 September 2021
11.00am – 4.00pm (last entry at 3.00pm)
Tickets £10 adult, £5 children
Book via glyndebourne.com
Glyndebourne’s popular Open Gardens days return this September. While away the hours in 12 acres of gardens, take a leisurely stroll around the lake and enjoy sculpture by artists including Henry Moore, Nic Fiddian Green and Halima Cassell MBE.

OCTOBER

GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR PERFORMANCES AT GLYNDEBOURNE

ON STAGE: 8 OCTOBER – FIDELIO OPENS GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR 2021
Performances at Glyndebourne until 31 October
8, 11, 13, 21 October (7.00pm)
16, 24, 26, 29, 31 October (4.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £75
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
A brand new production, originally scheduled for the cancelled Festival 2020, directed by Frederic Wake Walker and conducted by Ben Glassberg.

ON STAGE: 10 OCTOBER – DON PASQUALE OPENS
Performances at Glyndebourne until 28 October and then touring
10, 17, 25 October (4.00pm)
12, 19, 28 October (7.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £75
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
The return of Mariame Clément’s popular production of Donizetti’s effervescent comedy. Jonathan Bloxham conducts the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra.

ON STAGE: 23 OCTOBER – THE RAKE’S PROGRESS OPENS
Performances at Glyndebourne on until 30 October and then touring
23, 27, 30 October (4.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £75
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
A revival of John Cox’s iconic 1975 production, last performed at Glyndebourne in 2010 and featuring designs by David Hockney. Conducted by Kerem Hasan.

NOVEMBER

ON TOUR: GLYNDEBOURNE TOUR 2021 ON THE ROAD

  • 3 – 5 November: Glyndebourne Tour at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
    • Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress – 3 November (7.15pm)
    • Handel’s Messiah – 4 November (7.15pm)
    • Donizetti, Don Pasquale – 5 November (7.15pm)
  • 10 – 12 November:  Glyndebourne Tour at Milton Keynes Theatre
    • Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress – 10 November (7.15pm)
    • Handel’s Messiah – 11 November (7.15pm)
    • Donizetti, Don Pasquale – 12 November (7.15pm)
  • 24 – 26 November: Glyndebourne Tour at the Theatre Royal, Norwich
    • Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress – 24 November (7.15pm)
    • Handel’s Messiah – 25 November (7.15pm)
    • Donizetti, Don Pasquale – 26 November (7.15pm)
  • 1 December – 3 December: Glyndebourne Tour at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool
    • Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress – 1 December (7.15pm)
    • Handel’s Messiah – 2 December (7.15pm)
    • Donizetti, Don Pasquale – 3 December (7.15pm)

ON STAGE: CITY LIGHTS
19 November (4.00pm) & 20 November (2.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £50
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
A screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1931 silent romantic comedy in the auditorium at Glyndebourne with live musical accompaniment from the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. An undisputed masterpiece of cinema, City Lights is Chaplin at his most hilarious, but also his most moving.

DECEMBER 

ON STAGE: 8 DECEMBER – GLYNDEBOURNE CHRISTMAS CONCERT OPENS
8 and 9 December (7.00pm)
11 and 12 December (3.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £60
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
A showcase for the talents of the Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra. The concert starts with opera highlights – rousing tunes that will stay in your head long after the curtain comes down. This is followed by yuletide classics and carols for all.

ON STAGE: 10 DECEMBER – HANDEL’S MESSIAH
10 December (7.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £60
Visit glyndebourne.com/tour
This autumn Glyndebourne stages Handel’s Messiah for the first time. This is a rare opportunity to see – and hear – Glyndebourne’s exceptional chorus centre-stage.

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