Hidden Glyndebourne: Artists

In this new video we uncover some of the artistic treasures held in our archive

Glyndebourne’s Archive contains a wealth of internationally significant material.

Among the collection is work by some of the 20th century’s most important designers, visual artists and photographers. In our new video, Archivist Phil Boot reveals some of the hidden gems…

Read on to find out how you can further explore the works of the artists featured in the video…

Ilse Bing

Ilse Bing was one of Europe’s leading photographers in the interwar period. In 1937 she was invited to photograph Glyndebourne’s Festival productions.

This year we are presenting an exhibition of Bing’s Glyndebourne photographs in the Archive Gallery – make sure you drop in before the performance during your visit. You can also enjoy the exhibition online.

Two of the photographs from this exhibition are available as limited edition prints from our shop. Printed by Robin Bell, one of Britain’s leading photographic printers, each print is one of a strictly limited edition of ten and replicates the specifications of the original held in the Glyndebourne Archive, from the printing method to the size.

Included in the purchase of this print is a complimentary tour of the current exhibition, by Archivist Phil Boot. This tour is offered as an onsite or virtual tour. Upon purchase you will be contacted by Phil to agree on a date to either visit the exhibition or to arrange a Zoom tour.

(Offer ends 12 November 2021. Offer does not include Festival performance tickets).

David Hockney

You can enjoy David Hockney’s iconic designs first hand this autumn, as The Rake’s Progress returns to our stage for the first time in over a decade. You can see it at Glyndebourne and at venues around the country from October. Book now.

In this video David Hockney tells us more about designing The Rake’s Progress.

Hockney’s Rake’s Progress designs feature on an exclusive range from our shop, explore the collection.

Oliver Messel

To mark LGBTQ+ History Month earlier this year, we looked back at the career of Oliver Messel at Glyndebourne. Messel worked at Glyndebourne throughout the 1950s, and designed 10 productions, including Le nozze di Figaro, Idomeneo and Der Rosenkavalier.

Our shop has a number of items featuring Messel’s designs, including vintage copies of the Festival programme and a rare poster.

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