• Details

    Our series of Insider talks gives you a behind the scenes glimpse in to the workings of our international opera house.

    Each talk will explore a different aspect of staging an opera, referencing that evening’s performance.

    Talks last 45 minutes, cost £9 and end 30 minutes before the start of each performance.


    Dates and times

    Der Rosenkavalier: Costumes and props
    Thursday 24 May, 2.15pm – 3.00pm

    Moderator: Warwick Thompson
    Speakers: Pauline Lecrass (Head of Costume) and Paul Brown (Head of Props)

    Madama Butterfly: Staging Glyndebourne’s first Butterfly
    Sunday 3 June, 3.30pm – 4.15pm

    Moderator: Alexandra Coghlan
    Speaker: Rachael Hewer (Assistant Director)

    Giulio Cesare: Inside an orchestra with the OAE
    Sunday 15 July, 1.45pm – 2.30pm

    Moderator: Warwick Thompson
    Speakers: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

    Pelléas et Mélisande: Casting and rehearsing an opera
    Sunday 29 July, 2.45pm – 3.30pm

    Moderator: Alexandra Coghlan

    Saul: Wigs and make-up
    Wednesday 8 August, 3.30pm to 4.15pm

    Moderator: Warwick Thompson
    Speakers: Sarah Piper (Head of Make-up) and Sheila Slaymaker (Head of Wigs)

    Vanessa: Exploring an operatic thriller
    Friday 17 August, 4.00pm – 4.45pm

    Moderator: Warwick Thompson
    Speaker: Vic Pyne (Head of Lighting)


    How to book Insider talks

    Insider talks are exclusive to ticket holders for that day’s main stage performance.

    Places can be booked online when you book your ticket for that day’s opera performance or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000 from:

    Members Monday 19 February
    Associate Members Tuesday 20 February
    Public Sunday 4 March