From rare gems to Glyndebourne classics, Festival 2018 promises to be a vocal and visual feast – the very best in world-class opera.

Our Members have priority access to tickets. Public booking opens at 6.00pm on Sunday 4 March 2018.

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Important dates for Festival 2018

​*To find out how you can access priority booking for Festival tickets please call the Membership team today on +44(0) 1273 815 400

In this short video Alexandra Coghlan, Glyndebourne’s Opera Content Specialist, introduces the Festival 2018 programme:

2018: other highlights

The Glyndebourne Opera Cup – the international competition for opera singers

Next March, join us in our discovery of the very best emerging artists from around the world.

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Tour 2018

Next autumn marks the 50th anniversary of the Glyndebourne Tour. In this celebratory year, Tour 2018 will include a new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon alongside a revival of Tom Cairns’s 2014 production of Verdi’s La traviata and a special Behind the Curtain of that production.

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Our generous supporters

Madama Butterfly is supported by Christopher
Der Rosenkavalier is supported by The Monument Trust and a Syndicate of Individuals
Giulio Cesare is supported by Dunard Fund
Pelléas et Mélisande is supported by André and Rosalie Hoffmann
Saul is supported by a Syndicate of Individuals
Vanessa is supported by The Aisbitt Family

Listed above are the names of the generous supporters who are helping to make Festival 2018 possible. We are delighted to announce that Saul is open for ​Syndicate & Circle support.

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

​​Photo by Luke Jones / CC BY

Upcoming events in this season

George Frideric Handel


Festival 2018

19 July–25 August