Glyndebourne Extends Mini-Festival, Announces New Vocal Recital

By David Salazar

Glyndebourne has announced the extension of its summer season for an additional two weeks between August 29 through September 13.

The organization will now be offering additional outdoor concerts, including a recital performance by Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Young Artists. This concert will mark the 10th anniversary of the program and will bring together singers who were participants in recent years. The showcase will include soprano Madison Nonoa-Horsefield, mezzo-soprano Emma Kerr, tenor John Findon, and tenor Frederick Jones. Pianist Matthew Fletcher will accompany the singers in operatic classics. The concert is set for August 29 and 30.

There will also be performances by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment featuring music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Jonathan Dove.

“Glyndebourne’s mini-festival of open-air events is our positive response to the restrictions on how we can work in the time of COVID-19: an attempt to find a responsible, appropriately distanced, fun, and above all, safe way of performing to a live audience. We’ve been thrilled by how successful it’s been and are delighted to be able to extend the season and give more people the chance to experience live music together, in an inspiring environment, which is what Glyndebourne is all about,” Artistic Director Stephen Langridge said in a press release.

Audiences for all live performances will be limited to 250 people with social distance measures implemented. If there is bad weather, the performances will be canceled and tickets will be refunded.