Glyndebourne to Lift Social Distancing Restrictions Starting on July 19

By David Salazar

Glyndebourne has announced that, in keeping with government regulations, it will lift social distancing restrictions starting on July 19, 2021.

As a result, all 1,200 seats in the opera house’s auditorium will be available for performances of “Così fan tutte,” “Luisa Miller,” “Tristan und Isolde,” and three performances by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Audiences were previously capped at 50 percent capacity.

That said, Glyndebourne is encouraging audiences to continue using face coverings in the auditorium and will implement several safety measures, including temperature testing, enhanced cleaning, and contactless ticketing.

The festival started back on May 29 with a production of “Kat’a Kabanova” and recently showcased “Il Turco in Italia.” “Così fan tutte” also opened on July 4.

The festival runs through August 26. Here is the full slate.