Glyndebourne's first ever staging of Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg to open 2011 Festival

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Highlights of the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival

The 2011 Glyndebourne Festival will open with the first ever staging here of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , directed by David McVicar and conducted by Music Director Vladimir Jurowski. Gerald Finley makes his role debut as Hans Sachs, with Anna Gabler as Eva. This will fulfil the dream of Glyndebourne’s founder, John Christie, who himself performed the role of Sixtus Beckmesser in a concert performance of Scene 1 Act III in the Glyndebourne Organ Room in 1928.

Robert Carsen directs a new production of Rinaldo , continuing Glyndebourne’s exploration of Handel operas. Conducted by Baroque specialist Ottavio Dantone in his Glyndebourne debut, Sonia Prina sings the title role.

Former Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the revival of the 2010 Festival production of Jonathan Kent’s Don Giovanni . The cast includes Lucas Meacham as Don Giovanni.

Danielle De Niese sings the role of Adina in Annabel Arden’s L’elisir d’amore . Enrique Mazzola, original conductor for this production from the 2007 Tour, returns to conduct this revival.

Melly Still’s 2009 Festival production of Rusalka is revived, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role, with Pavel ?ernoch as the Prince.

Jonathan Kent’s 2006 Festival production of The Turn of the Screw returns, with Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša conducting all performances. Kate Royal will return to sing the role of the Governess, with Toby Spence as Peter Quint.

Glyndebourne on Screen
The 2009 Festival production of The Fairy Queen will be screened nationally and internationally as part of the Opus Arte 2010/11 cinema season. There will also be international screenings of Falstaff and L’elisir d’amore from the 2009 Festival. Further details will be available nearer the time from www.glyndebourne.com

Glyndebourne CDs and DVDs
The Glyndebourne CD Label continues to expand, with the addition of two new titles released this autumn: Peter Grimes from the 2000 Festival and I puritani from the 1960 Festival.

In spring 2011, Glyndebourne plans to release DVD recordings of Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress, recorded live from the 2010 Festival.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season 21 May – 28 August 2011
2011 Box Office

General public booking opens on Saturday 26 March. Online booking will open at 12.01am via www.glyndebourne.com with telephone booking via the Glyndebourne Box Office (+44 (0) 1273 813813) from 10.00am.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner
A new production directed by David McVicar
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Movement Director: Andrew George
Cast includes Gerald Finley as Hans Sachs, Anna Gabler as Eva
With the Glyndebourne Chorus
10 performances between Saturday 21 May and Sunday 26 June
Don Giovanni Mozart
Jonathan Kent’s 2010 Festival staging will be revived by Ashley Dean
With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Robin Ticciati
Designer: Paul Brown
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Movement Director: Denni Sayers
Cast includes Lucas Meacham in the title role
With the Glyndebourne Chorus
16 performances between Sunday 22 May and Tuesday 12 July
L’elisir d’amore Donizetti
Annabel Arden’s 2007 Tour staging
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Enrique Mazzola
Designer: Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer: Giuseppe di Iorio
Movement Director: Leah Hauseman
Danielle De Niese leads the cast as Adina
With the Glyndebourne Chorus
16 performances between Thursday 9 June – Thursday 4 August
Rinaldo Handel
A new production directed by Robert Carsen
With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Ottavio Dantone
Designer: Gideon Davey
Lighting Designer: Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet
Movement Director: Philippe Giraudeau
Cast includes Sonia Prina in the title role
14 performances between Saturday 2 July and Saturday 20 August
Rusalka Dvorák
Melly Still’s 2009 Festival staging
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis
Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Movement Director: Rick Nodine
Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role, with Pavel Černoch as the Prince
With the Glyndebourne Chorus
11 performances between Saturday 23 July and Saturday 27 August
The Turn of the Screw Britten
Jonathan Kent’s 2006 Festival staging
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Glyndebourne on Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša
Designer: Paul Brown
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
With Toby Spence as Peter Quint and Kate Royal as the Governess
8 performances between Thursday 11 August and Sunday 28 August
Vladimir Jurowski
Vladimir Jurowski will relinquish his position as Glyndebourne’s Music Director at the end of the 2013 Festival, after 13 years in the role. Vladimir will maintain a close relationship with Glyndebourne after 2013 and continues to be Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: two artistic relationships that developed through his music directorship at Glyndebourne.

“My appointment as Glyndebourne’s Music Director in 2001 was a seminal point in my career and one for which I will always be extremely grateful. Glyndebourne is the place where one’s operatic dreams come true! The commitment of Glyndebourne to meticulously detailed preparation of the operas during the lengthy rehearsal periods and the mixture of absolute professionalism and inspired enthusiasm of everyone in the organisation has allowed me over the years to achieve some of the finest operatic collaborations in my career so far.

“I have also greatly enjoyed the close artistic partnership with Gus Christie, David Pickard, Steven Naylor and the rest of the team at Glyndebourne, who have continually supported new artistic ideas and, in particular, innovation in the choice of repertoire and style of productions. I look forward to continuing as Music Director of Glyndebourne until 2013 and maintaining an association for many years beyond.”
-Vladimir Jurowski, Music Director

“It has always been a great privilege to work with Vladimir on the artistic planning for Glyndebourne. He is a collaborator in the truest sense of the word and his musical contribution to Glyndebourne since 2001 has been enormous. I look forward to continuing to work with him until the end of the 2013 Festival as Music Director and well into the future as a greatly valued musician, conductor and friend.”
- David Pickard, General Director