• Details

    A new opera about love, loss and divided lands.

    Alex, leader of Orientis, has divided his people, casting out many to live on the island of Aquila. This includes Maya, his own mother. In the wake of a murder, the two communities are brought together again and Maya returns. In fear, Alex is driven to new extremes and a forbidden boundary is drawn through the water. Yet Alex’s daughter Elin has fallen in love with Korimako from Aquila and in a quest to be reunited with him and her grandmother, she attempts the dangerous journey. From what follows, unrest spirals and the conscience of the people and their leader is forced to the surface.

    The opera is brought to life by a multi-genre score composed by Howard Moody and includes elements of classical, world and jazz music. The chorus of 75 local auditioned singers are an active, shaping force of the drama, expressing the emotional effects of separation and political divide. Their music is woven together and led by five professional singers, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the OAE’s Ann and Peter Law Experience scheme who will be playing alongside local young talented instrumentalists.


    Opening times

    The Glyndebourne gardens and Shop will be open two hours before the start of the performance:

    5.00pm on Friday 1 March
    1.00pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March


    Audience coach

    The audience coach will depart from Lewes station at 6.00pm on Friday 1 March and at 2.00pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March.


    Dining and drinks

    The Long Bar is open before the performances, during the interval and afterwards. Mildmay restaurant is open for a drop-in meal before the performances.

    The Long Bar and Mildmay will be open from 5.00pm on 1 March and from 1.00pm on 2 and 3 March.

    For more information about dining please call Leith’s at Glyndebourne on +44(0)1273 812510


    Agreed is made possible with the support of MariaMarina Foundation, The Chalk Cliff Trust, The Charles Peel Charitable Trust, John S Cohen Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Leigh Trust, Newby Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust, Jules and Cheryl Burns, Martin and Dani Clarke, Wendy and Nicholas Heesom, Davina Hodson, Joanna Dickson Leach, Mr Frederik Paulsen, George and Patti White, Mark and Rosamund Williams, and in memory of Jeffrey Vaughan Martin through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.

    Glyndebourne’s education programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

  • Cast and creative team

    MUSIC BY
    Howard Moody

    LIBRETTO BY
    Anna Moody

    CONDUCTOR
    Howard Moody

    DIRECTOR
    Simon Iorio

    DESIGNER
    Cordelia Chisholm

    LIGHTING DESIGNER
    Paul Pyant

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
    Caitlin Fretwell Walsh

    FIGHT DIRECTOR
    Philip d’Orléans

    ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER & CONDUCTOR PERFORMANCE FOR SCHOOLS (27 February)
    Lee Reynolds

    MUSIC PREPARATION
    Caroline Jaya-Ratnam
    Charlotte Forrest
    Ashley Beauchamp
    Nicholas Bosworth

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Morgan Richards

    CAST

    KORIMAKO Tom Scott-Cowell
    ELIN Nazan Fikret
    ALEX Michael Wallace
    KRONOS Zara McFarlane
    MAYA Louise Winter
    SPIRIT OF ELIN Ellyn Hebron

    COMMUNITY CHORUS FEATURING GLYNDEBOURNE YOUTH OPERA

    ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

    GLYNDEBOURNE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

    ON STAGE MUSICIANS

    VIOLIN Anna Cooper
    GUITAR Adrian Zolotuhin
    KORA Sura Susso
    UDU Buster Birch

  • Dates and Times

    Dates and Times


    Friday 1st March 20197:00pm
    Saturday 2nd March 20193:00pm
    Sunday 3rd March 20193:00pm

    Opening Times


    The Glyndebourne gardens and Shop will be open one hour before the start of the performance:

    6.00pm on Friday 1 March
    2.00pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March


    The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 20 minute interval.