Glyndebourne Opera Festival Announces 2018 Festival

By Francisco Salazar

The Glyndebourne Opera Festival has announced its 2018 schedule.

The company announced that next season it will present Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in Annilese Miskimmon’s Tour 2016 production. The production will make its Festival debut and will be conducted by Omer Meir Wellber.

Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” will be revived with the 2014 Richard Jones production making its return. Robin Ticciati conducts.

Following will be a revival of David McVicar’s 2005 production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” with William Christie in the pit.

There will also be a new production of Debussy’s operatic masterpiece “Pelléas et Mélisande.” Stefan Herheim directs the production conducted by Ticciati.

Meanwhile Handel’s “Saul” will be revived in Barrie Kosky’s 2015 production. Laurence Cummings will conduct the run.

Finally Barber’s “Vanessa” will have its UK premiere in Keith Warner’s production. Maestro Jakub Hrůša will lead the musical forces.

In addition to its festival revivals, the autumn season will be the company’s 50th anniversary Glyndebourne Tour. To celebrate, the Tour 2018 will include a new production of Massenet’s “Cendrillon” alongside a revival of Tom Cairns’s 2014 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” There will also be a special “Behind the Curtain” feature of that Verdi opera.