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GLYNDEBOURNE 2017 SEASON ON SALE

Published : 12/May/2017


Immerse yourself in a world of opera from the comfort of your cinema seat.

When John Christie founded the Glyndebourne Festival in 1934 it was daring and original. It still is. This summer, two new Glyndebourne productions, HAMLET and CLEMENZA DI TITO will screen live in cinemas around the UK, along with LA TRAVIATA recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2014.

Thursday 8 June
LA TRAVIATA
Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story.

Thursday 6 July
HAMLET
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean's colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn's libretto is pure Shakespeare.

Thursday 3 August
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart's final works. Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.

Be part of an extraordinary performance...