This autumn

Beethoven and Brahms

Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in a concert featuring music from Beethoven's Fidelio and Brahms beautiful violin concerto

Performance Dates

11 Fri, Dec 2020 7:00pm Sold Out
Please contact the box office to discuss returns

About the performance

Fidelio breathes hope into the most desperate of circumstances.

Festival 2020 should have seen a new production of Beethoven’s only opera, with Emma Bell and David Butt Philip taking the leading roles, and the OAE conducted by Robin Ticciati.

It was not to be, but this concert at the end of what has been a very difficult year brings together some of those who would have performed this summer for a moment of optimism, putting together orchestral music and arias from the opera with Brahms beautiful violin concerto played by the brilliant young star, Alina Ibragimova.


As part of the booking process you can select your own seats. To manage social distancing within the auditorium, all seats are grouped in pairs. If you’d like to book an odd number of seats, please call the Box Office on 01273 815 000 (Monday – Friday, 11.00am – 5.00pm).

Autumn experience – enhance your visit

We have been working hard to provide the best experience under the current guidelines. Enhance your visit by booking a pre-performance dining experience, or a reserved space if you prefer to bring your own picnic. By selecting one of these options you will be able to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

Pre-performance dining options:

  • Middle and Over Wallop restaurant: three-course pre-performance dining
  • Mildmay tearooms: Ha-Ha afternoon tea
  • Greenhouse & Garden Marquees: bookable for those bringing their own refreshments

We’ve ensured there’s plenty of distancing between parties in each location, and have opened more spaces to ensure that everyone who wants to extend their visit, can. Please note that all dining options must be booked in advance online or through the Box Office, including space in the marquees.

If you choose not to extend your visit time by pre-booking one of our dining options, for your safety you’ll be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before the performance start time. Unfortunately, the grounds won’t be open for general use and the Long Bar will remain closed for the autumn performances.

Please be aware that to ensure your safety there will be no interval during the performances.

Thank you for working with us during these extraordinary times.


Ensuring your safety at Glyndebourne

Your safety is our number one priority. We promise to keep you feeling safe during your visit to Glyndebourne. Everything we do is managed in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England.

Click here to read about the measures we have in place to ensure safe social distancing and sanitisation.

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Image credits
Main image: Painted collage by Shadric Toop

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