Glyndebourne Festival Opera Programme Book
(Published annually from 1952 to date)

John Christie of Glyndebourne
by Wilfrid Blunt (Geoffrey Bles, 1968)

Glyndebourne: A History of the Festival Opera
by Spike Hughes (David and Charles, 1981)

50 Years of Glyndebourne
A lavishly illustrated history with text by John Julius Norwich (Jonathan Cape, 1985)

Glyndebourne: An Operatic Miracle
An updated history by John Jolliffe (John Murray, 1999)

Glyndebourne: Building A Vision
The story of the old and new Opera Houses at Glyndebourne
by Marcus Binney and Rosy Runciman (Thames and Hudson, 1994)

Glyndebourne: A Visual History

A photographic history to celebrate Glyndebourne’s 75th anniversary, by Brigitte Lardinois and Val Williams, with linking text by Sir George Christie (Quercus, 2009)

Glyndebourne Recorded
Glyndebourne’s commercially released recordings on record, cassette, CD and video, plus some television and radio broadcasts.
by Paul Campion and Rosy Runciman (Julia MacRae Books, 1994)

The Making of an Opera
Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne
by John Higgins (Secker and Warburg, 1978)

A Season at Glyndebourne
Black and white photographic studies of the 1987 season by Ira Nowinski
(Christopher Helm, 1988)

Glyndebourne – The Gardens
by Anne Scott James and Christopher Lloyd, with a foreword by Lady Christie
(Published for Glyndebourne by the Peterhouse Press, 1983)

Glyndebourne: A Garden for all Seasons
By David Wheeler with drawings by Simon Dorrell
(Bryansground Press, 2000)

Glyndebourne: A Celebration
Essays by George Christie, Peter Hall, Bernard Haitink, John Cox, Raymond Leppard, John Pritchard, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Isaiah Berlin, Asa Briggs, John Julius Norwich, Gillian Widdicombe. Edited by John Higgins (Jonathan Cape, 1984)

Emperors of Song
A look at the last great impresarios including John Christie
by Freddie Stockdale (John Murray, 1998)

James Inverne talks to The Impresarios
Including George Christie
(Oberon Books, 2000)

Dinghies to Divas
Autobiography by Moran Caplat, Glyndebourne’s General Director 1949 – 1981
(Collins, 1985)

In This Theatre of Man’s Life
The biography of Carl Ebert
By Peter Ebert (The Book Guild Ltd, 1999)

5000 Nights at the Opera
First installment of Rudi Bing’s autobiography, which covers his Glyndebourne years.
(Hamish Hamilton, 1972)

Fritz Busch – Dirigent
Biography by Grete Busch – in German.
(S. Fischer, 1970)

The Hitler Emigrés
The cultural impact on Britain of refugees from Nazism.
By Daniel Snowman (Chatto and Windus, 2002)


Glyndebourne: The House That George Built
Christopher Swann Associates for Channel 4 Television
(Praxis Films Ltd PRXV103, 1994)

Audio Tapes

Glyndebourne Remembered
A collection of reminiscences of Glyndebourne’s earliest days taken from the oral history interviews made by Glyndebourne and the British Library National Sound Archive, and presented by James Naughtie.
(© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd)