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Glyndebourne’s 80th Anniversary Season


Glyndebourne (Photo: Marc Eskenazi)

Just as Glyndebourne’s 2013 season comes to a close, we can look forward to three superb productions in the coming Tour, and they’ve now released details of the 2014 season to whet your appetite for next Summer – and if you thought this year’s season would be hard to beat, take a look at what’s on offer for 2014.

Robin Ticciati’s first season as Music Director opens with a new production of Der Rosenkavalier with Kate Royal as the Feldmarschallin; Ticciati conducts, with the first night on 17 May and 12 more performances until 3 July. The other two new productions are equally exciting: the June premiere will be Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera featuring one of the house favourites, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, in the role of Don Anchise, and the July first outing will be a new Traviata conducted by Sir Mark Elder and featuring Venera Gimadieva in the title role.

The three revivals will all be making welcome returns; first off is Graham Vick’s beautiful 1994 production of Eugene Onegin with Andrei Bondarenko in the title role and Ekaterina Scherbachenko as Tatyana. Jonathan Kent’s 2011 Don Giovanni comes next, with Elliot Madore as the Don, and they’ve saved the best for last (ok, that’s a very biased view) with the August revival of Robert Carsen’s brilliant production of Handel’s Rinaldo – with Iestyn Davies, no less, in the title role and Joshua Hopkins (2013’s Count in Figaro) as Argante.

Ticket prices will range from £10 to £250, and booking opens on 10 March 2014, online from midnight and via telephone from 10am; a red letter date in your crisp new diary.

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