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)

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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

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

Antonín Dvořák

Rusalka

Part of Festival 2019

29 June–21 August