Insider talks

Insider talks

Our series of Insider talks gives you a behind the-scenes glimpse in to the workings of our international opera house.

Each talk will explore a different aspect of staging an opera, referencing that evening’s performance.

Talks last 45 minutes, cost £9 and end 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Dates and times

Der Rosenkavalier: Costumes and props
Thursday 24 May, 2.15pm – 3.00pm

Moderator: Warwick Thompson
Speakers: Pauline Lecrass (Head of Costume) and Paul Brown (Head of Props)

Madama Butterfly: Staging Glyndebourne’s first Butterfly
Sunday 3 June, 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Moderator: Alexandra Coghlan
Speaker: Rachael Hewer (Assistant Director)

Giulio Cesare: Inside an orchestra with the OAE
Sunday 15 July, 1.45pm – 2.30pm

Moderator: Warwick Thompson
Speakers: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Pelléas et Mélisande: Casting and rehearsing an opera
Sunday 29 July, 2.45pm – 3.30pm

Moderator: Alexandra Coghlan

Saul: Wigs and make-up
Wednesday 8 August, 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Moderator: Warwick Thompson
Speakers: Sarah Piper (Head of Make-up) and Sheila Slaymaker (Head of Wigs)

Vanessa: Exploring an operatic thriller
Friday 17 August, 4.00pm – 4.45pm

Moderator: Warwick Thompson
Speaker: Vic Pyne (Head of Lighting)

How to book Insider talks

Insider talks are exclusive to ticket holders for that day’s main stage performance.

Places can be booked online when you book your ticket for that day’s opera performance or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000 from:

Members: Monday 19 February
Associate Members: Tuesday 20 February
Public: Sunday 4 March

For any questions regarding this, or any other Glyndebourne Education project, please contact us any time.

T: 01273 815023