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Glyndebourne

We no longer view the events of the First Crusade (1095-99) in the way Handel and his audiences did. Set during that appalling conflict,...

An Enlightenment tract, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is equally a reminder of the limitations of that movement in terms of its views on women...

In recent decades opera directors have found rich pickings in Dvorak’s g‎rown-up take on the Little Mermaid story. Melly Still, whose 10-year-old production is...

Massenet’s fairytale opera entered Glyndebourne via the company’s 2018 tour. Fiona Shaw’s production didn’t quite work on that occasion, and is now described as...

Annabel Arden’s frenetic production of Rossini’s popular comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia received a mixed reception at its debut in 2016. Happily revival director...

Glyndebourne launches the festival season with a problematic work. Berlioz wrote The Damnation of Faust as a cantata for the concert hall, and though he...

Celebrated mezzo Rosalind Plowright shows no sign of slowing down as she prepares to mark her 70th birthday with back-to-back roles. She tells George...

Ben Glassberg was recently appointed principal conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour. He tells Giverny Masso about the challenges of being a young conductor and...

Every couple of years Glyndebourne stages a new work involving its youth wing and other non-professionals, who combine with professional principals, band (here the...
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