News

Lady Mary Christie, 1937 - 2020

We are deeply saddened to report that Lady Mary Christie has died.

My dear mother passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of yesterday morning after a long and courageous battle. She will be remembered, in the words of my late father, as ‘the heartbeat which is at the core of Glyndebourne’s existence’. Her devotion to Glyndebourne, and in particular her love of the gardens, has enriched the lives of so many of us.

She will be missed by her children, grandchildren and extended family and we will dedicate Festival 2021 to her memory.

Gus Christie
Executive Chairman

You can read Lady Mary Christie’s obituaries in The Times and The Telegraph

You might also like

Watch extraordinary opera on demand.
Membership
Christmas is on the way, and we have the perfect gift for op…
Winter art exhibition
Our annual celebration of Sussex artists
Donate
Brighten the stage with world-class opera and artists Pleas…
Read our step-by-step guide to the autumn experience and fin…
Glyndebourne Shop
Our online shop offers a great selection of exclusive and locally sourced products. Every purchase supports our work.
Become a Member
Enjoy priority booking for the Festival. Find out how you can join as an Associate Member
Donate to the Annual Fund
To stay at the forefront of theatre technology, we need your help. Set the spotlight back on our stage by supporting this vital upgrade.