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Glyndebourne Tour 2017 opens this month

Glyndebourne Tour 2017 opens this month with another chance to see Brett Dean’s hit new opera Hamlet.

  • Hamlet, Glyndebourne Festival 2017 | Copyright: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photographer Richard Hubert Smith

    Hamlet, Glyndebourne Festival 2017 © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photographer Richard Hubert Smith

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia, Glyndebourne Festival 2016 | Copyright: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photographer Bill Cooper

    Il barbiere di Siviglia, Glyndebourne Festival 2016 © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photographer Bill Cooper

Brett Dean’s hit new opera based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of three productions taking to the road for Glyndebourne Tour 2017 which opens this month.

The critically acclaimed new work was created by Australian composer Brett Dean and Canadian librettist Matthew Jocelyn and had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival in June.

Taking the title role is rising British tenor David Butt Philip, performing opposite the International Opera Award-nominated British soprano Jennifer France as Ophelia.

The Tour line-up is completed by two revivals - Nicholas Hytner’s popular 2006 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Annabel Arden’s vibrant staging of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, first seen at Glyndebourne Festival 2016.

Off-stage, selected cinemas will be screening Glyndebourne’s popular production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Michael Grandage.

Now in its 49th year, Glyndebourne Tour was founded in 1968 to act as a showcase for emerging artists and to enable Glyndebourne to share its work with bigger audiences.

The 2017 Tour will run from 7 October – 2 December 2017 with performances across England, including Glyndebourne, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich, Woking and Plymouth.

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