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.
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
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
Caitlin Fretwell Walsh
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER & CONDUCTOR PERFORMANCE FOR SCHOOLS (27 February)
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 2019 7:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2019 3:00pm Sunday 3rd March 2019 3:00pm
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.