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Thursday 09 November 2023

Sussex Opera House Presents Six Weeks Of Concerts, Masterclasses & Recitals

Glyndebourne's autumn season, offering six weeks of opera, concerts, masterclasses and recitals, gets underway in November.
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Find out what's coming below.

November 2023:

Opening 11th November - Donizett''s L'elisir d'amore

Performances at Glyndebourne until 1st December 

11, 17, 25 November; 1 December (4.00pm)

22 November (7.00pm)

Tickets £10 – £68


Light, lyrical and bursting with energy, L'elisir d'amore was the biggest success of Donizetti's career. Updating the action to the 1940s, Annabel Arden"s production celebrates the opera's original joyful, colourful spirit, painting an affectionate picture of an Italy on the brink of political change. Returning this autumn with an exciting young cast, including soprano Mariam Battistelli as Adina.


Opening 11th November - Mozart's Don Giovanni

Performances at Glyndebourne until 2nd December

12, 19, 24, 26, 29 November; 2 December (4.00pm)

Tickets £10 – £78


Smart, subversive and just a little bit playful, Mariame Clément's new staging of Mozart's Don Giovanni gets under the skin of this classic opera and its elusive anti-hero, uncovering its tensions and shifting perspectives. The production comes fresh from its Festival premiere this summer with rising star Stephanie Childress conducting a new cast, including Andrei Bondarenko as the titular roguish count. Prior to the performances of Don Giovanni on 19 and 26 November, musicians from the Jerwood Pit Perfect programme will present a free, informal recital of instrumental music. Pit Perfect is a unique programme where young, recently graduated instrumentalists join the Glyndebourne Sinfonia, gaining their first professional operatic experience. This programme is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Jerwood Foundation.

 
16th November - Glyndebourne's Talent showcase

7.00pm

Tickets £10 – £45


Join us for a concert celebrating young artists from Glyndebourne's talent development programmes – including the Jerwood Young Artist and Jerwood Pit Perfect schemes, and Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Glyndebourne Academy – in a programme of favourite arias and classic opera ensemble pieces.

 
18th November - Concert Haydn's The Creation 

Saturday 18 November (4.00pm)

Tickets £10 – £58


Haydn"s greatest choral work is a vivid musical depiction of the seven days of creation. A monumental piece, it contains many popular hum-along choruses such as 'The Heavens are telling'. Expect invention, energy, even humour as Haydn creates an entire world from the spectacular sounds of a chorus, orchestra and soloists. Performed by the Glyndebourne Sinfonia and Chorus.


December 2023


3rd & 7th December - Concert Handel's Messiah

Sunday 3 December (3.00pm)

Thursday 7 December (7.00pm)

Tickets £10 – £58


Hear Handel's thrilling choral classic performed by Glyndebourne's world-famous Chorus. Handel's Messiah is a celebration of what it means to be human; hope, loss, suffering and triumphant redemption combine in this musical masterpiece. This concert will send you home uplifted and inspired with the thrilling Hallelujah Chorus ringing in your ears.

 
7th December - Messiah Masterclass 

Thursday 7 December (3.30pm)

Tickets £30 when purchased with a ticket to Handel Messiah concert on 7 December


Conducted by chorus director Aidan Oliver, members of the Glyndebourne Chorus present a two-hour Masterclass for enthusiastic singers, in advance of the concert in the evening. Aidan will lead participants through extracts from Handel's Messiah, a unique opportunity to sing alongside the world-class Glyndebourne Chorus.

 
Opening 9th December - Glyndebourne Christmas Concert

9, 10, 16 (chilled performance) and 17 December (3.00pm)
Tickets £10 – £58


A festive showcase for the talents of the Glyndebourne Sinfonia and Chorus, the concert starts with opera highlights – rousing tunes that will stay in your head long after the curtain comes down. This is followed by yuletide classics and carols for all.

15th December - Concert Haydn's the Creation

Friday 15 December (7.00pm)

Tickets £10 – £58


Haydn's greatest choral work is a vivid musical depiction of the seven days of creation. A monumental piece, it contains many popular hum-along choruses such as 'The Heavens are telling'. Expect invention, energy, even humour as Haydn creates an entire world from the spectacular sounds of a chorus, orchestra and soloists. Performed by the Glyndebourne Sinfonia and Chorus.

by: Mike Cobley




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