Now in its 41st year, Glyndebourne on Tour (GOT) presents three productions for its 2009 touring programme. Booking is now open.
Incorporating both new and familiar productions, GOT is led once again by Robin Ticciati, now in the final year of his tenure as Music Director.
Mozart’s Così fan tutte, a revival of the 2006 Glyndebourne Festival production, will be conducted by Patrick Lange, a former assistant to Claudio Abbado and currently Kappellmeister at the Berlin Komische Oper. Gillian Ramm, the understudy for Fiordiligi in the 2007 Festival who went on to sing the majority of the performances with great success, will make her Tour debut in a return to the role.
Verdi’s Falstaff will be brought to the stage following its successful run at this summer’s Festival. Directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones, this revival will be conducted for the Tour by American James Gaffigan in his UK opera debut. Bass-baritone Jonathan Veira will sing Falstaff in the title role.
Janáček’s Jenůfa was first staged by Nikolaus Lehnhoff at the Festival in 1989, the second in the director’s hugely successful series of Janáček operas at Glyndebourne. This latest revival is conducted for the Tour by Robin Ticciati. Belfast-born soprano Giselle Allen makes her company debut in the title role.
In 2008 over 48,000 people attended GOT performances; with the Tour continuing to be made possible thanks to the long-standing support of Arts Council England. After a three- week run at Glyndebourne, GOT travels to Woking (3rd -7th November), Stoke-On-Trent (10th-14th November), Norwich (17th-21st November), Milton Keynes (24th-28th November) and Plymouth (1st-5th December).
GOT 2009 will also revive its hugely successful initiative of Performances For Schools, offering students of various age-groups access to two performances at Glyndebourne.
Booking now open tel: 01273 813813 or log on: www.glyndebourne.com