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The dinner jackets have been returned to their wardrobes and the picnic hampers stowed as Glyndebourne is over for another year.
But it’s not all bad news. For those of you who missed it on Sunday night, the full line up for Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2015 has been announced. And what a year it promises to be, with three new productions and a repertoire spanning 300 years.
Directed by provocative Barrie Kosky with Ivor Bolton conducting, we will once again be tackling Handel, this time in Glyndebourne’s first ever staging of Saul. We couldn’t be more pleased to again be performing alongside the star of this year’s Rinaldo, Iestyn Davies, who will play David. Christopher Purves will join him as Saul, Lucy Crowe will play Merab and Paul Appleby will make his Glyndebourne debut as Jonathan.
We’ll also be performing Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, directed by David McVicar and conducted by Glyndebourne’s own music director Robin Ticciati (above). The opera, last performed at Glyndebourne in 1988, will feature an outstanding cast including Sally Matthews, Edgaras Montvidas and Mari Eriksmoen.
It’s shaping up to be another great summer for opera and we look forward to seeing you.
Festival 2015 tickets cost between £10 and £250. Public booking opens on 9 March.