Further casting announced for Festival 2018

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Further casting for Glyndebourne Festival 2018 has been announced at the close of the 2017 Festival this weekend.

Next summer Glyndebourne Festival 2018 will present its first production of Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera Vanessa along with a new production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.

The event opens with the Festival debut of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and is completed by revivals of two Handel works – Giulio Cesare and Saul – and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

Full casting for the Festival is released today. Seventeen singers will make their Glyndebourne debuts including German baritone Markus Brück, Austrian soprano Christina Gansch, American baritone John Chest, French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez and German mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel. Among the returning artists are established stars such as Sarah Connolly, Kate Royal, Christopher Purves, Allan Clayton, Iestyn Davies and Emma Bell.

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 will run from 19 May – 26 August 2018.

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 casting:

Madama Butterfly
Cio-Cio-San OLGA BUSUIOC
Pinkerton JOSHUA GUERRERO
Sharpless MICHAEL SUMUEL
Suzuki ELIZABETH DESHONG
Goro CARLO BOSI/FRANÇOIS PIOLINO
Bonze OLEG BUDARATSKIY
Yamadori SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI

Der Rosenkavalier
Octavian KATE LINDSEY
The Marschallin KATE ROYAL
Baron Ochs BRINDLEY SHERRATT
Sophie ERIN MORLEY
Herr von Faninal MICHAEL KRAUS
Marianne Leitmetzerin GABRIELE ROSSMANITH
Valzacchi ALUN RHYS-JENKINS
Annina STEPHANIE LAURICELLA
Italian Tenor ANDREJ DUNAEV
Notary NICHOLAS FOLWELL
Innkeeper ALASDAIR ELLIOTT
Police Inspector MARTIN SNELL

Giulio Cesare
Giulio Cesare SARAH CONNOLLY
Cornelia PATRICIA BARDON
Sesto ANNA STÉPHANY
Cleopatra JOÉLLE HARVEY
Tolomeo CHRISTOPHE DUMAUX
Achilla JOHN MOORE
Nireno KANGMIN JUSTIN KIM

Pelléas et Mélisande
Mélisande CHRISTINA GANSCH
Pelléas JOHN CHEST
Golaud CHRISTOPHER PURVES
Arkel BRINDLEY SHERRATT
Geneviève KAREN CARGILL
Yniold CHLOÉ BRIOT

Saul
Saul/Apparition of Samuel MARKUS BRÜCK
Merab KARINA GAUVIN
Michal ANNA DEVIN
David IESTYN DAVIES
Jonathan ALLAN CLAYTON
Abner/High Priest/Doeg/Amalekite STUART JACKSON
Witch of Endor JOHN GRAHAM-HALL

Vanessa
Vanessa EMMA BELL
Erika VIRGINIE VERREZ
Anatol EDGARAS MONTVIDAS
The Old Baroness DORIS SOFFEL
The Old Doctor DONNIE RAY ALBERT