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Coming up in 2020
We take a look at Glyndebourne’s year ahead with key dates for your diary.
Go behind the scenes
This winter you can join our expert guides for a Backstage Tour of Glyndebourne. We’ll take you on a 90 minute exploration of the theatre, Production Hub, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, archive and the historic organ room.
This year, for the first time, we’re also offering tours of the Glyndebourne wind turbine. You’ll learn more about our green credentials, see how the turbine is operated and visit the auditorium to see our lighting set up.
The Glyndebourne Opera Cup 2020
Dialogues des Carmélites (21 May – 19 July) Glyndebourne’s first ever staging of an extraordinary 20th-century tragedy. Top pick for 2020 in The Sunday Times and The Times.
L’elisir d’amore (23 May – 18 July) Warmth and sparkling laughter highlight Donizetti’s greatest romantic comedy.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (4 July – 26 August) Mozart’s East-meets-West comedy makes its first Festival return.
Fidelio (25 July – 29 August) Beethoven’s only opera is a powerful musical manifesto for liberty and justice. Top pick for 2020 in The Sunday Times and The Times.
The Rake’s Progress (13 – 30 August) David Hockney’s iconic designs return to Glyndebourne for the first time in a decade.
In cinemas and online
Madama Butterfly (9 October – 4 December) East meets West with devastating consequences in Puccini’s most beloved opera.
The Magic Flute (10 October – 5 December) An enchanting production of Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece makes its Tour debut.
The Magic Flute: Behind the Curtain (29 October – 26 November) Join us for an entertaining evening of opera like no other as we uncover the secrets of Mozart’s magical opera.
Christmas Concert (December) Our popular Christmas Concerts will return once again in the 2020 festive season. More details will be announced soon.
Tour Members have priority booking for Tour 2020 performances, find out more about Tour Membership. Priority booking for Tour Members opens on Monday 27 April.