The Glyndebourne Tour delivers more world-class opera on stage and on screen in autumn 2017 to venues across the country, including Glyndebourne, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich, Woking and Plymouth.

On stage will be two of the world’s most beloved operas – Il barbiere di Sivglia and Così fan tutte – and Brett Dean’s new Hamlet, after its world premiere at Festival 2017.

Make sure you can enjoy priority booking opportunities by becoming a Tour Member.

Glyndebourne Tour 2017: what’s on

Così fan tutte
Director: Nicholas Hytner
‘This Così offers not only lessons in love but lessons in Mozart’
—Sunday Telegraph

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Director: Annabel Arden
‘A triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’


Director: Neil Armfield
‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them’
—Composer Brett Dean on his inspiration for this new commission

Important dates for Tour 2017

  • Monday 24 April 2017

    Ballot deadline for Tour Members
    (Glyndebourne performances only)

  • Monday 15 May 2017

    Priority booking for groups
    (Glyndebourne performances only)

  • Monday 15 May 2017

    Priority booking for Glyndebourne Under 30s
    (Glyndebourne performances only)

  • Monday 5 June 2017

    Public booking opens
    (Glyndebourne performances only)

  • Saturday 7 October 2017

    Tour 2017 opens

  • 7-28 October 2017

    Performances at Glyndebourne

  • 1 October-4 November 2017

    Tour visits Canterbury

  • 7-11 November 2017

    Tour visits Woking

  • 14-18 November 2017

    Tour visits Norwich

  • 21-25 November 2017

    Tour visits Milton Keynes

  • 28 November – 2 December 2017

    Tour visits Plymouth

2017: other highlights

Festival 2017

Festival 2017 sees the world premiere of a new commission, two new productions and the welcome return of three Glyndebourne classics:

  • Cavalli’s Hipermestra
  • Verdi’s La traviata
  • Brett Dean’s new comission, Hamlet
  • Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
  • Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito

Full details

Education work

We continue to celebrate over 30 years of education work in 2017, with a programme to support and nurture talented young singers and anyone interested in learning more about opera.

Highlights include:

  • Glyndebourne Academy, a talent development project for young singers
  • A major singing project with SoundCity involving secondary schools from across Brighton and Hove
  • Tour 2017 Performances for Schools offering schools subsidised tickets to see a full-length, fully staged opera
  • Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence, Lewis Murphy, will premiere his first main-stage youth opera performed by members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera aged 9-19

Read more about our education work

Tour 2017 is supported by Arts Council England.

​​Photo by Luke Jones / CC BY

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