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Laurent Pelly at Glyndebourne

We take a look back at the visually dazzling productions that Laurent Pelly has directed at Glyndebourne

Laurent pelly returns to direct a double bill of operas by Poulenc – La voix humaine and Les mamelles de Tirésias

To whet your appetite for the double bill, we take a look a back at Festival productions directed by Pelly, with his signature surreal touches…

Hänsel und Gretel

Laurent Pelly first Glyndebourne production was ‘brilliantly imagined and thought-provoking’ Hänsel und Gretel’ (The Times) which premiered in 2010. This update on the classic fairytale swapped the gingerbread house for an elaborate supermarket set, packed with sweets.

Hänsel und Gretel, Festival 2010 | Photo by Bill Cooper

Hänsel und Gretel, Festival 2010 | Photo by Bill Cooper

Ravel Double Bill

2012 saw Laurent Pelly bring his playful touches to a Ravel Double Bill comprised of the sultry L’heure espagnole and the enchanting L’enfant et les sortilèges. ‘The magic with which Pelly brings to life first the inanimate objects in the house, then the world of nature in the garden beyond, is breathtaking.’  – The Guardian

This production saw Pelly’s first Glyndebourne collaboration with mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac. The pair will work together once more this summer, when she takes centre-stage as Elle in La Voix humaine.

L’heure espagnole, Festival 2012 | Photo by Simon Annand

L’enfant et les sortilèges, Festival 2012 | Photo by Simon Annand

L’enfant et les sortilèges, Festival 2012 | Photo by Simon Annand

Béatrice et Bénédict

Pelly reunited with Stephanie d’Oustrac (who played Béatrice) for the first full staging of Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne. Pelly’s production, with minimalist sets and greyscale colour palette evoked vintage black and white wedding photos, and was called ‘modernistic and often daring’ by The Arbuturian.

Laurent Pelly at Béatrice et Bénédict rehearsals | Photo by Richard Hubert Smith

Béatrice et Bénédict, Festival 2016 | Photo by Richard Hubert Smith

Béatrice et Bénédict, Festival 2016 | Photo by Richard Hubert Smith


We can’t wait to see what Laurent Pelly has in store for this year’s Poulenc Double Bill
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