Join us in 2019 for a Festival of exceptional opera in the heart of the Sussex countryside

Filled with emotions, Festival 2019 is painted in bold musical colours, whether in the thrilling sonic spectacle of Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust or the sunny, heat-soaked comedy of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Meanwhile witches and wizards, sorceresses and fairy godmothers sprinkle magic through a season that gathers together some classic operatic fairy tales.

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 trailer (18 May – 25 August 2019)

Members have priority access to Festival 2019 tickets. Find out more about becoming a Member Public booking opens online on Sunday 3 March 2019 at 6.00pm.

The Glyndebourne Festival Society ballot will open on Saturday 1 December 2018. Associate Members’ ballot opens Friday 18 January 2019.

Alexandra Coghlan introduces Festival 2019

Important dates for Festival 2019

  • Saturday 1 December 2018

    Ballot deadline for Festival Society Members

  • Friday 18 January 2019

    Ballot deadline for Associate Members

  • Friday 22 February 2019

    Group booking opens

  • Monday 25 February 2019

    Under 30s booking opens

  • Sunday 3 March 2019

    Public booking opens online

  • Saturday 18 May 2019

    Festival 2019 opens

2019: other highlights


Spring of 2019 sees the world premiere of Agreed on Glyndebourne’s stage. Written by Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio it tells a story of love and divided lands, and will feature a professional cast and intergenerational chorus from the local area.

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Tour 2019

Glyndebourne’s first production of Verdi’s Rigoletto opens Glyndebourne Tour 2019, along with revivals of Handel’s Rinaldo and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. All three productions will be touring the country, including a stop in Liverpool.

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Upcoming events in this season

Jules Massenet


Part of Festival 2019

8 June–2 August

Antonín Dvořák


Part of Festival 2019

29 June–21 August

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Zauberflöte

Part of Festival 2019

18 July–24 August

George Frideric Handel


Festival 2019

8–25 August