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Music, Migration & Mobility exhibition

A new exhibition at the Royal College of Music explores the lives and legacies of émigré musicians who fled the Nazi regime and includes items from our archive collection.

Objects from Glyndebourne’s archive collection will be on display at the Royal College of Music’s new exhibition, MUSIC, MIGRATION & MOBILITY until April.

The exhibition explores the lives and legacies of émigré musicians who fled the Nazi regime and the ravages of war.

The exhibition captures Glyndebourne’s early years and the work of Fritz Busch and Carl Ebert, both refugees from Hitler’s Germany who promoted the employment of others who fled.

Visitors will be able to see gems from our collection including Fritz Busch’s baton and Susanna’s costume from Le nozze di Figaro, as worn by Irene Eisinger in 1937.

Newspaper clippings illustrate the debates taking place in post-war Britain and photographs invite visitors into the world of the émigré musicians and their work.

Images: Rudolf Bing, Fritz Busch and Carl Ebert. Glyndebourne Archive | Dress from Le nozze di Figaro. Sam Stephenson/Glyndebourne Archive


The free exhibition is open 17 January – 16 April at the Royal College of Music.

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