Lovers Walk

Four couples from different times share the same courting path with one another…

Lovers Walk is a piece for young singers (from Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Glyndebourne Young Voices Youth Company), imagining four sets of couples from different points in history and facing different challenges but linked by a common setting – a municipal park.

This is a specially commissioned chamber opera by Glyndebourne’s Young Composer in Residence, Luke Styles, with a libretto by Stephen Plaice. Lovers Walk is directed by Thomas Guthrie and designed by Kitty Callister. It will premiere at the Birley Centre, in Eastbourne, with an additional performance at Glyndebourne as part of the 2012 Tour.


  • Sunday 14 October, 7.30pm Birley Centre, Eastbourne College
  • Saturday 20 October, 2.00pm Jerwood Studio, Glyndebourne

Tickets for the performance at Glyndebourne are available to ticket holders for the evening performance of Le nozze di Figaro on Sunday 20 October, and can be booked at no additional cost by calling the Glyndebourne Box Office on 01273 815000.

£5 tickets for the 14 October performance at the Birley centre will be available from the 20 August, and can be purchased from the Glyndebourne Box Office by calling 01273 815000.

Lovers Walk is supported by Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.

(Photograph by Stephen Plaice)