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. Find out more about becoming a Member 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.
In this short video, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, who will play the title role in Rinaldo, talks about her love of Glyndebourne and excitement at returning for 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.
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.