The Glyndebourne Tour is set to return in 2022 with opera productions and a series of concert performances of famed choral work.
The company will present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in Michael Grandage’s 2012 production as well as a new production of Puccini’s seminal “La Bohème,” as directed by Floris Visser. There will also be performances of Mozart’s famed Requiem, paired with vocal works by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Finally, the company will present a new work by composer Samantha Fernando and llibrettist Melanie Wilson.
“Now, as well as taking our world-class opera productions on the road, we are showing smaller scale new work, our orchestral players are performing in care homes, we are working with university students, our chorus is singing with hundreds of children around the country,” said Artistic Director Stephen Landgridge. In an official press statement. “Our Tour is developing into a series of creative residencies, collaborating with our partners, and establishing deeper connections with communities around our touring venues. It’s a dynamic musical offering which we hope will open up the world of opera to new audiences, while allowing established opera buffs to relish new talent and fresh thinking. Above all, we want to create a festival atmosphere wherever we go.”
The tour is set to kick off performances on Nov. 1 -5 at the Milton Keynes Theatre and will then make stops at The Marlowe in Canterbury between Nov. 8-12, the Norwich Theatre Royal between Nov. 15-19, and Liverpool Empire between Nov. 24-26. There will also be additional performances of Mozart’s Requiem at Glyndebourne on Dec. 3 and 9 as well as four holiday performances on Dec. 10 and 11.