Featured Archive items

The Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of our world-renowned opera house. There are many items which reflect on key periods of our history, this section showcases a few of our favourite archive items.

1952 Programme book – The 1952 Festival programme book

Dress worn to the first Dress Rehearsal in 1934 – Worn by Mrs Doris Armes to the first dress rehearsal at Glyndebourne in 1934.

Pea Pod Boat – This boat was featured in The Fairy Queen

Where The Wild Things Are – A trip into the Glyndebourne Archive reveals a wondrous operatic version of the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, premièred by the Glyndebourne Touring Opera at the National Theatre in London in January 1984.