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.

Members have priority access to Festival 2019 tickets. Register your interest in Membership today. Public booking opens Sunday 3 March 2019.

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



BERLIOZ
La damnation de Faust
18 May – 10 July 2019
13 performances

A new production for the 2019 Festival
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Richard Jones
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Allan Clayton (Faust), Julie Boulianne (Marguerite), Christopher Purves (Méphistophélès)

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia
19 May – 14 July
15 performances

A revival of the Festival 2016 production
Conductor: Rafael Payare
Director: Annabel Arden
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro), Levy Sekgapane (Count Almaviva), Hyesang Park (Rosina), Alessandro Corbelli (Bartolo), Adam Platka (Basilio), Janis Kelly (Berta)

Il barbiere di Siviglia is generously supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw & William Lock


MASSENET
Cendrillon
8 June – 2 August
14 performances

The Festival debut of the Tour 2018 production

Conductor: John Wilson
Director: Fiona Shaw
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon), Kate Lindsey (Le Prince Charmant), Nina Minasyan (La Fée), Agnes Zwierko (Madame de la Haltière), Lionel Lhote (Pandolfe)

Cendrillon is generously supported by Dunard Fund

DVOŘÁK Rusalka
29 June – 21 August
12 performances

A revival of the Festival 2009 production
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Director: Melly Still
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast includes: Sally Matthews (Rusalka), Alexander Roslavets (Vodník), Patricia Bardon (Ježibaba)

MOZART Die Zauberflöte
18 July – 24 August
15 performances

A new production for the 2019 Festival
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Director: André Barbe and Renaud Doucet
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast includes: David Portillo (Tamino), Sofia Fomina (Pamina), Brindley Sherratt (Sarastro), Caroline Wettergreen (Queen of the Night), Björn Bürger (Papageno)

Die Zauberflöte is generously supported by Handel and Yvonne Evans & Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson

HANDEL Rinaldo
8 – 25 August
8 performances

A revival of the Festival 2011 production
Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev
Director: Robert Carsen
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Cast includes:Elizabeth DeShong (Rinaldo), Avery Amereau (Goffredo), Giulia Semenzato (Almirena), Brandon Cedel (Argante), Jakub Józef Orliński (Eustazio), Kristina Mkhitaryan (Armida)

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

Agreed

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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