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Daniel Johansson, Huw Montague Rendall, Louise Alder & Kateřina Kněžíková Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2025 Season


The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2025 season. New Productions The season will see the company’s first-ever production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” directed by Jetske Mijnssen. Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a cast that includes Daniel Johansson as Parsifal and mezzo-soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Kundry. Performance Dates: May 17 – June 24, 2025 Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” {…}


Elisa Verzier, Fabio Capitanucci, Christian Federici, Nina Demenkova Headline Glyndebourne’s Autumn 2024 Season


Glyndebourne has unveiled its Autumn season. “La Traviata” will star Elisa Verzier as Violetta. Joining her are Matteo Desole and Sehoon Moon as Alfredo, and Christian Federici as Giorgio Germont. Adam Hickox conducts a revival of a production by Tom Cairnes. Performance Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 2, 2024 Olivia Clarke conducts Mariame Clément’s production of “Il Turco in Italia.” Ian {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Adds Performance of Händel Opera Following Record-Breaking Ticket Sales


Glyndebourne has announced the addition of one performance of Händel’s “Giulio Cesare” this summer. The company revealed that due to a record number of ticket sales for its 2024 edition, it will add an August 13 showcase of the Händel work. Many of the tickets will be made available to those who signed up for the Under 30s program, which {…}


Adam Hickox Named Principal Conductor of Glyndebourne Sinfonia


Adam Hickox has been named the new Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Sinfonia. Hickox has performed with such organizations as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Rotterdam Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, and La Fil Filarmonica di Milano. In his new {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Glyndebourne Opera Festival 2023-24 Review: Don Giovanni


© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith Trigger warning: Mozart aficionados, look away now. One might think Wolfgang Amadeus to be somewhat overrated, and the fact that he was hugely prolific, widely acknowledged to be a prodigy and is almost globally asserted to have been a genius, does little by way of endearing his music to my ear. I {…}


Aigul Akhmetshina, Danielle de Niese & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen Lead Glyndebourne Festival’s 2024 Season


The 2024 Glyndebourne Festival has been announced celebrating its 90th season. The season will open with a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen,” directed by Diane Paulus in her Glyndebourne directorial debut. Music Director Robin Ticciati and conductor Anja Bihlmaier will share conducting duties with two casts. The first cast will include mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb in the role of Carmen and {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Glyndebourne Festival Opera Review 2023: The Rake’s Progress


(Photo credit: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Richard Hubert Smith) John Cox and David Hockney’s production of “The Rake’s Progress” for Glyndebourne can surely lay claim to being the longest-running staging in the UK. It is 48-years-young this season, and on its 12th revival between Festival and Tour, not to mention the numerous loans of the production to international houses of {…}


Glyndebourne & Pegasus Opera Company Name Artists Participating in Mentorship Program


Glyndebourne and Pegasus Opera Company have announced the names of eight singers who will be part of the organizations’ joint mentoring program. The artists who will be working directing with Glyndebourne include soprano Jasmine Flicker, soprano Moloko Letsoalo, baritone Carlos Felipe Cerchiaro, and bass Masimba Ushe. Meanwhile, the Pegasus Opera Company’s own Mentorship Programme 2023 will feature soprano Neeharika Gollapalli, {…}