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In the Market for Love - rehearsals

Take a peek into the (socially distanced) rehearsals for Offenbach's In the Market for Love (or Onions Are Forever), which will be performed outdoors at Glyndebourne this August.

With Festival 2020 cancelled, our creative teams have turned all their ingenuity to something we don’t usually do – outdoor performances. This August we will present a socially distanced, outdoor production of Jacques Offenbach’s French farce, Mesdames de la Halle, in a new translation by Stephen Plaice entitled In the Market for Love. The (sold out) performances open on 12 August.

Here is a peek at the all-star cast in rehearsals, captured by photographer Richard Hubert Smith.

Our new summer season is a creative response to COVID-19, taking advantage of our glorious gardens. Unfortunately these events are not a long-term solution to the current crisis and won’t sustain Glyndebourne financially. If you’d like to support our future, please donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal.


Left to right: Michael Wallace (Madame Mangetout), Matthew Rose (The Police Inspector), Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette), Allan Clayton (Raflafla) and Nicky Spence (Madame Beurrefondu)

Left to right: Conductor Robin Ticciati, Brenden Gunnell (Mademoiselle Bouillabaisse), Matthew Rose (The Police Inspector), Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette), director Stephen Langridge and Nicky Spence (Madame Beurrefondu)

Kate Lindsey (Harry Coe)

Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette)

Nicky Spence (Madame Beurrefondu)

Assistant Director Fiona Dunn

Michael Wallace (Madame Mangetout) and Allan Clayton (Raflafla)

Market stalls

Matthew Rose (The Police Inspector)

Michael Wallace (Madame Mangetout), Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette) and Nicky Spence (Madame Beurrefondu)

Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette) and Brenden Gunnell (Mademoiselle Bouillabaisse)

Director Stephen Langridge

Michael Wallace (Madame Mangetout)

Danielle de Niese (Ciboulette)

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