What’s on in 2017 with Sebastian F. Schwarz

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In this short video Sebastian F. Schwarz, our General Director, looks forward to the many ways you can enjoy extraordinary opera from Glyndebourne in 2017.

Scroll down to explore what’s on in 2017 and find some key dates for your diary.


Backstage tours (January-February 2017)

Follow our guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore Glyndebourne and discover more about the fascinating history behind this world-class opera house.

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Festival 2017 (May–August 2017)

From the rediscovery of one of the first operas ever written to the birth of a brand-new work, Festival 2017 promises to be an unmissable season.

Dates for your diary

Monday 16 January
Ballot deadline for Glyndebourne Associate Members*
Monday 27 February
Priority booking for Glyndebourne Under 30s
Sunday 5 March
Public booking opens online
Saturday 20 May
Festival 2017 opens

More about Festival 2017

*For information about the last remaining opportunities to access priority booking for Festival 2017 please call the Membership team today on +44(0) 1273 815 400


Cinema and online (June–August 2017)

This year we’ll be screening Hamlet and La clemenza di Tito live in cinemas, plus La traviata, captured live in 2014. All three titles will also be available to watch online for free.

Dates for your diary

Monday 13 March
Priority booking for Glyndebourne Members
Monday 20 March
Public booking opens
Thursday 8 June
La traviata in cinemas and online
Thursday 6 July
Hamlet live in cinemas and online
Thursday 3 August
La clemenza di Tito live in cinemas and online


Tour 2017 (October–December 2017)

On Tour in 2017 will be two of the world’s most beloved operas – Il barbiere di Siviglia and Così fan tutte – and Brett Dean’s new Hamlet, after its world premiere at Festival 2017. Booking is now open in selected venues.

Dates for your diary

Monday 24 April
Ballot deadline for Tour Members (Glyndebourne performances only)
Monday 5 June
Public booking opens (Glyndebourne performances only)
7-28 October
Tour 2017 performances at Glyndebourne
31 October-2 December
Tour 2017 performances in Canterbury, Woking, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth

More about Tour 2017


Belongings (November 2017)

On 11 November 2017 Glyndebourne Youth Opera will stage Belongings, a newly commissioned opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence) with a libretto by young up-and-coming writer Laura Attridge.

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What’s on in 2017 with Sebastian F. Schwarz music credits:


Hipermestra: By permission of NPORadio4
Hamlet workshop: By permission of Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
La clemenza di Tito: By Permission of Warner Classics
Ariadne auf Naxos: By permission of Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Don Pasquale: Revised edition by Piero Rattalino, property of CASA RICORDI Milan (Universal Publishing Srl). By arrangement with G. Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd.