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Glyndebourne Festival Announces Revised 2021 Season


The Glyndebourne Festival has announced a revised 2021 season that will run from May 20 to August 29. “Kát’a Kabanová” will open the festival in a new production by Damiano Michieletto. The cast will include Kateřina Knĕžíková, Aigul Akhmetshina, Katarina Dalayman, Nicky Spence, Alexander Vassiliev, David Butt Philip, and Thomas Atkins.  Performance Dates: May 29-June 19, 2021 Giancarlo Andretta conducts Mariame Clément’s production of Rossini’s {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Announces July & August Concerts


The Glyndebourne Festival has announced that despite having to cancel its original slate due to the spread of COVID-19, the organization would move forward with a series of open-air concerts and operas in July and August. Starting in mid-July, audiences will get a chance to experience concerts featuring the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment while in August, the London {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Cancels Tour


The Glyndebourne Festival has canceled its United Kingdom tour. The festival also announced that ticket holders will be contacted and that it will continue to offer free world-class opera online throughout the summer. “Unfortunately the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 has forced us to cancel our visits to our touring venues this year,” director Stephen Langridge said in a press release. {…}


Marquee TV to Stream Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Vanessa’


(Credit: Tristram Kenton) Marquee TV is set to present the Glyndebourne Festival’s production of “Vanessa” on Saturday, May 16. The broadcast is an exclusive for Marquee TV and stars Emma Bell in the title role alongside Edgaras Montvidas as Anatol, Rosalind Plowright as the Old Baroness, Virginie Verrez as Erika, Donnie Ray Albert as the Old Doctor, William Thomas Nicholas, {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Cancels 2020 Edition


The Glyndebourne Festival has officially canceled its 2020 summer season. In a press release Gus Christie, the Executive Chairman, noted, “This is a particularly sad day in Glyndebourne’s history as I share with you the news that we cannot stage a Festival this year. COVID-19’s persistence means that we have taken the painful decision to cancel all remaining Festival 2020 {…}


Glyndebourne Festival Cancels May & June Performances, Delays Opening of 2020 Slate


The Glyndebourne Festival has announced that it will postpone the opening of its 2020 festival. Instead of opening on May 21, 2020, it will instead open on July 14, 2020. As such, any performances scheduled prior to July 14 will be canceled. The company noted that it will send out a revised schedule in coming days. Productions that are likely {…}


Grange Park Opera, Glyndebourne Festival & Other Summer Festivals in Doubt


COVID-19 is set to affect summer festivals this year. With the majority of companies having canceled the final portion of their 2019-20 season, most expectations were on summer festivals and artists returning to the stage. However, those hopes seem to be dwindling for some festivals. Today, March 17, 2020, the Grange Opera Park in the U.K. announced the festival was {…}


Katarina Dalayman Set to Make Glyndebourne Festival Debut


(Image Source: Harrison Parrott) The Glyndebourne Festival has announced that Katarina Dalayman is set to make her company debut in Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites.” She will replace Doris Soffel in the role of Madame de Croissy. Dalayman, who is now focusing on mezzo roles is set to appear in “Suor Angelica” at the Berlin Philharmonic and “Die Walküre” at Kungliga {…}


Jakub Józef Orliński Replaces Elizabeth DeShong In Glyndebourne Festival’s ‘Rinaldo’


Elizabeth DeShong has canceled her participation in Glyndebourne Festival’s in Handel’s “Rinaldo.” The company announced that due to personal reasons the mezzo would not be able to perform in the production. As a result, Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński will replace DeShong in the title role. The countertenor, who was due to sing Eustazio in the production, will be replaced by {…}