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    See our new production of Vanessa live in cinemas and online on Tuesday 14 August.

    A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

    Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.

    An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.

    Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.


    Watch in cinemas

    Tuesday 14 August
    LIVE at 6.30pm

    Find a screening near you

    You can see Vanessa live* from Festival 2018 in cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 14 August.


    Watch online

    Tuesday 14 August
    LIVE at 6.30pm

    You can also watch Vanessa online, on this page and on telegraph.co.uk.

    Bookmark this page and set a reminder now so you don’t to miss out on Vanessa streamed live* from this summer’s Festival here from 6.30pm on Tuesday 14 August.

    FAQ

    Where can you see this opera online?

    1. On this page
    2. On telegraph.co.uk

    How can you join in?

    Join the conversation and be part of the experience by following @Glyndebourne and the hashtag #VanessaOpera

    How long is the video available for?

    After the live* stream the opera will be available to watch here on demand until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 August.

    What is the next opera you can see online?

    Our online streams for Festival 2019 are yet to be announced. You can enjoy extracts from some of our best loved productions by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

    How can you make sure you don’t miss the next opera stream?

    Sign up to receive updates, exclusive news and more here


    *Please note that due to the 90-minute interval at Glyndebourne and the need to shorten the interval for cinema and online audiences a delay of approximately an hour is built into broadcasting the first half, which is made up in the second half.

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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Conductor Jakub Hrůša / Leo McFall (17 and 24 August)
    Director Keith Warner
    Designer Ashley Martin-Davis
    Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
    Projection Designer Alex Uragallo

    Cast includes

    Vanessa Emma Bell
    Erika Virginie Verrez
    The Old Baroness Doris Soffel
    Anatol Edgaras Montvidas
    The Old Doctor Donnie Ray Albert

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus