Join us in 2017 for the world premiere of a new commission, two new productions and the welcome return of three Glyndebourne classics.

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Glyndebourne Festival 2017: what’s on

FRANCESCO CAVALLI
Hipermestra
20 May-8 July
13 performances

UK premiere
Conductor: William Christie
Director: Graham Vick
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast: Emöke Baráth (Hipermestra), Raffaele Pe (Linceo), Renato Dolcini (Danao), Ana Quintans (Elisa), Benjamin Hulett (Arbante)

GIUSEPPE VERDI
La traviataRUN ONE
21 May-19 June
10 performances

Revival of the Festival 2014 production
Conductor: Richard Farnes
Director: Tom Cairns
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Kristina Mkhitaryan (Violetta), Zach Borichevksy (Alfredo), Igor Golovatenko (Giorgio)

BRETT DEAN

Hamlet
11 June-6 July
8 performances

New commission
Librettist: Matthew Jocelyn
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Director: Neil Armfield
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Kim Begley (Polonius), John Tomlinson (Ghost of Old Hamlet)

RICHARD STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos
25 June-27 July
11 performances

Revival of the Festival 2013 production
Conductor: Cornelius Meister
Director: Katharina Thoma
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Thomas Allen (Music Master), Lise Davidsen (Ariadne), Angela Brower (Composer), Erin Morley (Zerbinetta), AJ Glueckert (Bacchus)

GAETANO DONIZETTI Don Pasquale
13 July-23 August
14 performances

Revival of the Tour 2011 production
Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti
Director: Mariame Clément
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Renato Girolami (Don Pasquale), Lisette Oropesa (Norina), Andrew Stenson (Ernesto), Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Dr Malatesta)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

La clemenza di Tito
26 July-26 August
13 performances

New production
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Claus Guth
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast: Steve Davislim (Tito), Alice Coote (Vitellia), Kate Lindsey (Sesto), Joélle Harvey (Servilia)

GIUSEPPE VERDI La traviataRUN TWO
1-27 August
10 performances

Revival of the Festival 2014 production
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Director: Tom Cairns
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta), Atalla Ayan (Alfredo), Dimitri Platanias (Giorgio)

Important dates for Festival 2017


2017: other highlights

Tour 2017

  • Brett Dean’s new Hamlet transfers from Festival 2017
  • Annabel Arden’s 2016 production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Nicholas Hytner’s popular 2006 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte


In autumn 2017, after three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, the Tour will visit Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Woking and Plymouth.


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Education work

We continue to celebrate over 30 years of education work in 2017, with a programme to support and nurture talented young singers and anyone interested in learning more about opera.

Highlights include:

  • Glyndebourne Academy, a talent development project for young singers
  • A major singing project with SoundCity involving secondary schools from across Brighton and Hove
  • Tour 2017 Performances for Schools offering schools subsidised tickets to see a full-length, fully staged opera
  • Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence, Lewis Murphy, will premiere his first main-stage youth opera performed by members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera aged 9-19

Read more about our education work


Our generous supporters

Hipermestra is supported by Carol and Paul Collins through Glyndebourne Association America Inc.

La traviata is supported by a Syndicate of Individuals.

Hamlet is supported by The Monument Trust.

World premiere supported by a Syndicate of Individuals

Ariadne auf Naxos is supported by Hamish and Sophie Forsyth.

La clemenza di Tito is supported by a Syndicate of Individuals.

Don Pasquale is supported by the Dunard Fund.

If you’re passionate about opera and would like to support the work we do, you can read more about opportunities to help develop young talent and bring new works to the stage here:

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