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Thursday 10 June 2021

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 Continues On Stage & On Screen This Summer

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 continues in June with further performances of Kát'a Kabanová and Il turco in Italia and a concert from Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra that explores ancient and modern English music.
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And for those who can't experience the Festival in person this summer, Glyndebourne Open House is offering four free online opera streams - coming up on 13 June is Annabel Arden's lively production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, which will be available to watch for two weeks. 

June

ON STAGE: 10 JUNE – LPO CONCERT 1: MAHLER 4
10 and 15 June
Tickets £40 – £150
Watch online from 25 June on Marquee TV
Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening which explores ancient and modern English music before the Glyndebourne premiere of Mahler"s 4th Symphony.

ON SCREEN: 13 JUNE – IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA FREE STREAM
Streaming for free until 27 June
Available on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel
A perfect marriage of wit, energy and exhilarating musical invention, Rossini"s opera features two lovers, one quick-witted barber and a very close shave. Embracing the opera's commedia dell'arte origins, Annabel Arden's lively production is suffused with Spanish colour and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal. Enrique Mazzola conducts an all-star cast including Danielle de Niese, Alessandro Corbelli and Björn Bürger. Captured live at Glyndebourne Festival 2016.

ONLINE: 19 JUNE – FORCES OF NATURE GROUP SHOW OPENS
19 June - 31 August
Viewing room at glyndebourne.com 
The Forces of Nature group show is Glyndebourne's first all-women visual art exhibition. Bringing together new works on paper and paintings, the online show explores wo(man"s) relationship with nature, our fascination with its beauty and forms, its power and our fears about its current degradation. Also included are a selection of photographs of Glyndebourne gardens by pioneering émigré photographer Ilse Bing from 1937. Glyndebourne's other art exhibitions this summer include a major body of new work from Tom Hammick and nine sculptures by Halima Cassell MBE in her first major exhibition since being recognised in the 2021 New Year's Honours List - both are available to view online on the Glyndebourne website until 31 October. 

ON STAGE: KÁT'A KABANOVÁ CONTINUES
Performances until 23 June
3, 5, 8, 12, 17, 19 June (4.50pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Book via glyndebourne.com
Appearing at Glyndebourne for the first time in nearly 20 years, Janáček's shatteringly powerful opera Kát"a Kabanová is a classic of the 20th century. Damiano Michieletto makes his Glyndebourne directorial debut at the helm of this new production. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and an impressive cast, led by Czech soprano Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role of a young woman forced to choose between love and life itself. British tenor David Butt Philip performs the role of her lover Boris, with Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Dalayman as her domineering mother-in-law, Kabanicha. 


ON STAGE: IL TURCO IN ITALIA CONTINUES
Performances until 20 June
2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 June (4.50pm)
6, 13, 20 June (3.50pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Rossini"s sparkling and sophisticated comedy Il turco in Italia receives its first new production at Glyndebourne in 50 years next summer. Following her critically acclaimed production of Don Pasquale, Mariame Clément directs, alongside Italian conductor Sesto Quatrini, making his Glyndebourne debut. The ensemble cast features Russian soprano Elena Tsallagova as the man-eating Fiorilla, with Italian baritone Alessio Arduini as the poet Prosdocimo and Argentine bass Nahuel Di Pierro as ladies" man Selim.

JULY

ON STAGE: 2 JULY – LPO CONCERT 2: DVORAK 8
2 July
Tickets £40 – £150
Watch online from 16 July on Marquee TV
Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert which pairs songs by Mahler and music by French Baroque composer Rebel with Dvořák's glorious 8th Symphony.

ON STAGE: 4 JULY – COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPENS
Performances until 25 July
6, 9, 14, 16, 18, 22 July (4.20pm)
4, 11, 18, 25 July (3.20pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
The last of the three great collaborations between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Così fan tutte is also the most sophisticated – a comedy that teeters right on the brink of tragedy. A much-loved Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner's staging finds both the charm and the darkness in Mozart"s opera. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi makes his Glyndebourne debut conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and an international cast of singers.

ON SCREEN: 4 JULY – LA CLEMENZA DI TITO FREE STREAM
Streaming for free until 18 July
Available on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel
Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of Mozart. Recorded live at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, this production by director Claus Guth is conducted by Glyndebourne's Music Director Robin Ticciati.

AUGUST

ON STAGE: 1 AUGUST – LUISA MILLER OPENS
Performances until 29 August
1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 29 August (3.50pm)
Tickets £70 – £260
Christof Loy, one of the most sought-after directors of his generation, returns to Glyndebourne to stage the company"s first ever production of Verdi"s early masterpiece Luisa Miller, a devastating tragedy fuelled by jealousy and desire. Starring as the country girl Luisa is Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan, with American tenor Charles Castronovo and Italian tenor Ivan Magri sharing the role of her lover Rodolfo. Enrique Mazzola conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

ON SCREEN: 1 AUGUST – LA TRAVIATA FREE STREAM
Streaming for free until 29 August
Available on the Glyndebourne website and YouTube channel
With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. Tom Cairns's opulent production was captured live at Glyndebourne Festival 2014 and is conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

ON STAGE: 5 AUGUST – OAE CONCERT 2: MOZART JUPITER
5 and 18 August
Tickets £40 – £150
Watch online from 20 August on Marquee TV
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in an all-Mozart programme including concert arias and ending with his 41st Symphony, Jupiter. Conducted by Bernard Labadie.

ON STAGE: 13 AUGUST – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: A SEMI-STAGED PERFORMANCE OPENS
Performances until 28 August
13, 17, 21, 24, 28 August (1.50pm)
Tickets £60 – £230
Robin Ticciati conducts a semi-staged performance of Wagner"s great love story, with a full orchestra on stage and an impressive cast that includes New Zealand tenor Simon O"Neill and Finnish soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä as the doomed lovers and Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill as Brangäne.

ON STAGE: 26 AUGUST –- OAE CONCERT 1: SCHOOLS OF THE ROMANTIC HEART
26 August
Tickets £40 – £150
Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a programme which balances music by Weber, Berlioz and Wagner with Brahms' 1st Symphony, a work which Ticciati has made his own.

by: Mike Cobley




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