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 The company said Danielle de Niese has withdrawn from Glyndebourne Festival’s 2023 production.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 {…}

Glyndebourne to Perform Mozart & Chevalier de Saint-Georges Concert

Glyndebourne is set to perform concerts featuring the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The organization is bringing the music of Saint-Georges and Mozart featuring “The Anonymous Lover” with Mozart’s Requiem. Instead of a traditional concert performance, director Simone Ibbett-Brown will interweave arias, extracts, and ensembles from “The Anonymous Lover” with spoken theatre to bring the opera’s plot and {…}

Glyndebourne Releases ‘Alcina’ on Digital Platform

Glyndebourne has released its recent production of Händel’s “Alcina” on its streaming platform Glyndebourne Encore. “Alcina” stars soprano Jane Archibald stars in the title role, with Soraya Mafi as Morgana and Samantha Hankey as Ruggerio. Jonathan Cohen conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. “Alcina” was directed by Francesco Micheli. The company also unveiled that its other productions would be {…}

Glyndebourne Production of ‘The Wreckers’ to Launch on Glyndebourne Encore Platform

On August 1, 2022, Glyndebourne will launch the recording of their new production of Ethel Smyth’s “The Wreckers,” on their Glyndebourne Encore streaming platform. The production is the first professional staging of the work in recent years, and was presented with its original French libretto and a fully-restored score. In OperaWire’s review of the production, Benjamin Poore noted that “It {…}

Danielle de Niese, Louise Alder, Venera Gimadieva, Joélle Harvey, Liparit Avetisyan Headline Glyndebourne’s 2023 Season

The Glyndebourne Festival has announced its 2023 slate. New Productions Kicking off the proceedings will be a new production of “Don Giovanni” starring baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Don Giovanni, Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva as Donna Anna, and Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan as Donna Elvira. Mariame Clément directs with Evan Rogister conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performance Dates: {…}