Glyndebourne Announces New Streaming Platform

By Francisco Salazar

Glyndebourne is launching a new streaming service called Glyndebourne Encore.

The new streaming service will give on-demand access to its back catalog of world-class opera, as well as all future filmed productions.

The company has been investing in filming its operas since 2002 and has built up an extensive collection of its iconic productions that enabled the opera house to run a digital festival in place of the 2020 Glyndebourne Festival.

In a statement, Stephen Langridge, artistic director of Glyndebourne, said, “Last summer’s digital festival highlighted the huge appetite for Glyndebourne opera all around the world. Glyndebourne Encore is a response to that audience demand and will offer the chance to watch our productions in full whenever you choose. But that’s not all. Every month we’ll be delving deep into an individual opera to offer revealing insights and interviews to help people get the most out of every opera.”

The new platform will include productions “Giulio Cesare,” “Saul,” “Billy Budd,” “Così fan tutte,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Vanessa,” “Rusalka,” “Don Giovanni” and “Le nozze di Figaro.” The catalog will also add productions of the upcoming 2022 season, “The Wreckers,” “Alcina,” “La bohème” and a Poulenc Double Bill.

The new streaming service will also include audio recordings from the Glyndebourne label such as “Theodora” (1996), “Peter Grimes” (2000), “The Turn of the Screw” (2007), and a 1964 production of “Idomeneo” starring Pavarotti.

Glyndebourne Encore will launch on Dec. 1.