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GLYNDBEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2017 OPENS 20 MAY

Glyndebourne Festival 2017 opens on 20 May with a programme of six operas, from much-loved masterpieces to the startlingly new.

  • Ariadne auf Naxos, Glyndebourne Festival 2013 | Copyright: © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer Alastair Muir

    Ariadne auf Naxos, Glyndebourne Festival 2013 © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer Alastair Muir

  • GLYNDBEBOURNE FESTIVAL 2017 OPENS 20 MAY | Copyright: © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer James Bellorini

    © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer James Bellorini

  • Glyndebourne gardens | Copyright: © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer Sam Stephenson

    Glyndebourne gardens © Glyndebourne Productions Limited. Photographer Sam Stephenson

The 2017 Glyndebourne Festival opens with the UK’s first-ever production of Hipermestra, a rarely-performed work by the influential baroque composer Francesco Cavalli. The team behind the production are director Graham Vick and William Christie, a pioneer in the rediscovery of baroque music who will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Other Festival highlights include the world premiere of a brand new opera based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the work of Australian composer Brett Dean and Canadian librettist Matthew Jocelyn. The cast of outstanding singers includes Allan Clayton, Barbara Hannigan and John Tomlinson.

The third new production of the season is Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati.

The season is completed with revivals of Verdi’s La traviata, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

The Festival can once again be accessed on stage, on screen and online as part of Glyndebourne’s efforts to make its operas available to broad audiences. Three Festival productions will be screened in cinemas UK-wide and broadcast for free online in partnership with Telegraph Media Group.

Original title Hipermestra
Original title La traviata
Original title Hamlet
Original title Ariadne auf Naxos
Original title Don Pasquale
Original title La clemenza di Tito

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