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Support our new production of Semele

Be instrumental in bringing Handel’s dramatic oratorio to Glyndebourne.

Be instrumental in bringing Handel’s dramatic oratorio to Glyndebourne

Semele is among the most popular of the composer’s stage-works. In its first-ever Glyndebourne staging, Semele will be directed by acclaimed Welsh director Adele Thomas, making her Glyndebourne debut.

In recent years, Glyndebourne has forged an impressive reputation for delivering fresh and memorable productions of works by Handel, with successes including Theodora, Rodelinda, Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo and Saul.

Czech conductor and baroque music specialist Václav Luks will make his Glyndebourne debut leading the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. American soprano Joélle Harvey takes the virtuoso title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston as Juno and British tenor Stuart Jackson as Jupiter.

Joélle Harvey in Giulio Cesare, Festival 2018 Photo: Bill Cooper

If you would like to discuss support, we would love to hear from you.

JOIN THE semele 2023 Festival CIRCLE or Syndicate (From £5,000+)

Deepen your involvement and gain an insider’s view of the creative process through exclusive events.

Please contact the Director of Development, Helen McCarthy at or call +44 (0)1273 815032

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