Opera: Glyndebourne, Summer 2015
Posted 9 March 2015 about Glyndebourne: Die Entfuhrung, Glyndebourne: Ravel Double Bill and Glyndebourne: The Rape of Lucretia and Stage on Screen.
Glyndebourne has been making exceptional world-class opera since 1934. Join us for their 81st Festival; a summer of unconquered passions, divided loyalties and political intrigue. Now on sale:
Ravel Double Bill
Sunday 21 June - book now
"Breathtaking" - The Guardian
Two sparkling miniatures. Hailed by the Financial Times as ‘pure magic’, Laurent Pelly’s unique interpretation of Ravel’s two short operas is a true spectacle.L’heure espagnole is a sassy and funny sex farce; while L’enfant et les sortilèges is a touching mortality tale in which fantastical fairy tale characters, animals, furniture and crockery all come to life to teach a small boy about kindness.
Captured live at Glyndebourne’s 2012 Festival, this award-winning recording stars French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Canadian baritone Elliot Madore.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The escape from Seraglio)
Sunday 19 July - book now
Ever since Le nozze di Figaro opened the first Glyndebourne Festival in 1934, Mozart’s operas have been the cornerstone of Glyndebourne’s repertoire. Both a popular comedy and compassionate Enlightenment drama, this is the opera in which 25-year-old Mozart is often said to have found his mature voice. Image: (Anonymous)
Odalisques in a Harem, Constantinople, Lithograph with clay plate, C. 1880.
The Rape of Lucretia
Sunday 9 August - book now
Britten’s extraordinarily tense and chilling treatment of this historic tale is explored in a brilliant production by Fiona Shaw, best known as an actress in films such asHarry Potter and TV series including True Blood.
Lucretia is a model of fidelity among Roman wives until the Etruscan prince Tarquinius, provoked by his Roman army comrades, gallops back to Rome to ruin her virtue. Described as ‘opera at its most nakedly powerful’ by the Daily Telegraph, this production live from the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival will be conducted by Leo Hussain and performed by some of the most exciting British singers on stage today, including Christine Rice, Kate Royal, Allan Clayton and Duncan Rock.