Adam Hickox Named Principal Conductor of Glyndebourne Sinfonia

Adam Hickox has been named the new Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Sinfonia. Hickox has performed with such organizations as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Rotterdam Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, and La Fil Filarmonica di Milano. In his new {…}

Glyndebourne & Pegasus Opera Company Name Artists Participating in Mentorship Program

Glyndebourne and Pegasus Opera Company have announced the names of eight singers who will be part of the organizations’ joint mentoring program. The artists who will be working directing with Glyndebourne include soprano Jasmine Flicker, soprano Moloko Letsoalo, baritone Carlos Felipe Cerchiaro, and bass Masimba Ushe. Meanwhile, the Pegasus Opera Company’s own Mentorship Programme 2023 will feature soprano Neeharika Gollapalli, {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Photo: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Tristram Kenton Normally, ‘heritage’ productions make me nervous. The established stagings summon to mind lumbering Zeffirelli-esque spectacles and unwieldy, moth-eaten costumes. Opera houses resting on their artistic laurels, unwilling take artistic risks. The ingrained conservatism in the opera business that could even prove fatal for the art form.  But, Peter Hall’s production of Benjamin {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2023 Review: The Dialogue of the Carmelites

(Photo: Richard Hubert Smith) Whether you like Barrie Kosky’s stagings or not, they always have an enormous presence. Think of the Marlene Dietrich-inspired gorilla suit in his “Carmen” for the Royal Opera House, the inflatable Beckmesser caricature in the Nuremberg trial “Meistersinger”, or the eerie sea of ash and candles in his “Saul” for Glyndebourne. The latter, highly acclaimed, meant {…}

Glyndebourne Adds Performance of ‘Don Giovanni’ to Festival Slate

Glyndebourne has announced that it will add another performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” due to popular demand. Per an official press statement, Artistic Director Stephen Langridge noted, “at a challenging time for the opera sector, it’s been a huge boost to see strong sales for our upcoming Festival. Our new production of ‘Don Giovanni’ is proving particularly popular, having already sold {…}

Lucy Armstrong & Alex Ho Selected to Participate in Glyndebourne’s “Balancing the Score” Program

Photo credit: James Bellorini Composers Lucy Armstrong and Alex Ho have been selected to take part in Glyndebourne’s “Balancing the Score” program. “Balancing the Score” is a three-year-long, part-time residency that supports up-and-coming composers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The composers chosen will live and work in the Glyndebourne opera scene. Participants will also receive an annual bursary and have access {…}

Glyndebourne Festival Announces Cast Change for ‘Dialogues des Carmélites’

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced a cast change for its production of “Dialogues des Carmélites.” The company said Danielle de Niese has withdrawn from Glyndebourne Festival’s 2023 production. As a result, Sally Matthews will take over the role of Blanche, returning to Glyndebourne after several successful engagements. Matthews is recognized as one of the foremost lyric sopranos of her generation and {…}