Michael Grandage to make operatic directorial debut at Glyndebourne Festival 2010

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Highlights of 2010 at Glyndebourne

Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Grandage will make his opera debut directing the new production of Billy Budd which will open the 2010 Festival. Grandage’s debut will mark a continuing tradition of theatre directors making opera debuts at Glyndebourne from Trevor Nunn in 1982 with Idomeneo to Melly Still with Rusalka in 2009. Mark Elder will conduct Billy Budd for the first time, and the cast includes some of today’s most exciting young singers including Jacques Imbrailo in the title role together with the well-respected artists John Mark Ainsley and Philip Ens.

The innovative creative partnership of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown returns for the new production of Don Giovanni . Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, with new Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša.