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Insider talks

Discover the secrets of staging an opera

Event Details

Join us to discover some of the secrets of how opera is created at Glyndebourne.

Meet the people behind the magic and gain privileged access to the workings of an international opera house. Each talk, moderated by Warwick Thompson, will explore a different aspect of staging an opera including costumes, props, lighting, wigs, make up and elements of the rehearsal process.

 

LOCATION: Ebert Room
DURATION: 45 minutes
PRICE: £9
Each talk ends 30 minutes before the start of the performance.
How to book

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. Our Box Office is open Monday-Friday, from 10.00am – 6.00pm.

Dates & Times


Il barbiere di Siviglia

Directing and Reviving Barbiere

We will be joined by the production’s staff director Simone Ibbett-Brown who will be exploring the rehearsal process and sharing some of the secrets along their journey of reviving the production.

Date

Wednesday 29 May

Time

3.45pm


La damnation de Faust

Go big or go home — Operatic Gesture

Moderated by Alexandra Coghlan (Glyndebourne’s Opera Content Consultant). She will be joined by the production’s Associate Director / Movement Director Sarah Fahie to discuss her role in the production process and the work as a movement director.

Date

Sunday 9 June

Time

2.45pm


Cendrillon

A dress to Dye for

Warwick Thompson will be joined by Jenny Mercer (Dye Room Supervisor) who will explore her role in translating the designer’s vision into colour.

Date

Thursday 13 June

Time

3.45pm


Rusalka

Pond to Palace in Wigs and Make-up

Joined by Sarah Piper (Head of Make-Up) and Sheila Slaymaker (Head of Wigs) who will explore the crucial role of wigs and make up in setting this operatic fairytale.

Date

Friday 16 August

Time

2.45pm


Die Zauberflöte

Smoke and Mirrors: Illuminating Die Zauberflöte

Warwick Thompson will be joined by Donna Stirrup (Assistant Director) and by Jonny Venn (Senior Lighting Technician).

Date

Monday 19 August

Time

2.45pm


Rinaldo

Into Battle with the OAE

We will be joined by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment OAE to get a glimpse into their pit work.

Date

Tuesday 20 August

Time

2.45pm

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