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Help us fulfil our artistic ambitions on stage by becoming a production supporter.

Production Support from £5,000+

As a Glyndebourne production supporter, you will be invited to gain an insider view of the creative process through special events and rehearsals. You will also enjoy a tailored relationship with Glyndebourne and year-round benefits.

To find out more information, or to have an informal conversation about opportunities for support, please contact our Director of Development, Helen McCarthy, at or call 01273 013308.

Support Carmen

Photography by Charles Stanislaw Graham/Thursday’s Child. Art direction & design by Ollie Winser

BE INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING our new production of Bizet’s Carmen TO GLYNDEBOURNE.

A deeply human new production of Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Diane Paulus, a giant of American theatre, making her Glyndebourne debut. Featuring choreography by Jasmin Vardimon. The initial performance run will be conducted by Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati with German conductor Anja Bihlmaier taking over in August, making her Glyndebourne debut. Casting for the first performance run sees mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb in the role of Carmen and tenor Dmytro Popov as Don José. In August, those roles will be performed by Aigul Akhmetshina and Evan LeRoy Johnson.

Support Tristan und Isolde

Photography by Mira Nedyalkova. Art direction & design by Ollie Winser

Help us bring Wagner’s great love story to the stage.

A revival of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s 2003 production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. In its first full theatrical staging at Glyndebourne since 2009, the opera will be conducted by Robin Ticciati and features some of the world’s leading Wagnerian singers, including tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä in the title roles and bass-baritone Shenyang as Kurwenal.

From the very beginning, founder John Christie was passionate about bringing Wagner to the Glyndebourne stage. Watch this video to be inspired by his story:

Support Giulio Cesare

Photography by Suteishi/Getty Images. Art direction & design by Ollie Winser

Bring Giulio Cesare to the stage next festival

David McVicar’s groundbreaking staging of Handel’s most popular opera, Giulio Cesare. Premiered in 2005, the production was an immediate hit, winning praise for its witty fusion of imperial history, Bollywood and political psychodrama. Laurence Cummings will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a cast that includes countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in the title role and soprano Louise Alder as Cleopatra.

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

JOIN a production syndicate from £20,000 or the Glyndebourne Circle FROM £5,000+

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

Please contact Director of Development, Helen McCarthy, at or call 01273 013308

Image credits: Tristan und Isolde, Festival 2007, photo by Mike Hoban | Giulio Cesare, Festival 2005, photo by Mike Hoban

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