What to see at Glyndebourne 2017

Glydenourne auditorium (Daily Mail – click to check some interesting backstage pictures)

Important: next year, General ticket sale will start at the unusual hour of 6pm on Sunday, 5 March. They really want to keep us at home on a Sunday afternoon.

Productions:

  • Hipermestra (Cavalli) 20 May – 8 July (new production)

Conductor/ Orchestra: William Christie | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Emöke Baráth takes the title role.

  • La traviata 21 May – 19 June and again (different cast/conductor) 1 – 27 August

Kristina Mkhitaryan and Joyce El-Khoury take the title role.

  • Hamlet (Brett Dean) 11 June – 16 July (new commission)

Conductor/ Orchestra: V. Jurowski | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast: Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Kim Begley (Polonius), John Tomlinson (Ghost of Old Hamlet)

Badass cast, I wonder about the music.

  • Ariadne auf Naxos 25 June – 27 July

Conductor/ Orchestra: Cornelius Meister | London Philharmonic Orchestra

2015 Operalia Winner Lise Davidsen takes the title role. So young and already Ariadne! I am as usual tempted to go but…

  • Don Pasquale 13 July – 23 August

Conductor/ Orchestra: Giacomo Sagripanti | London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • La clemenza di Tito 26 July – 26 August (new production)

Conductor/ Orchestra: R. Ticciati | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Tito: Steve Davislim
Vitellia: Alice Coote
Sesto: Kate Lindsey
Servilia: Joélle Harvey
Annio: ?
Publio: ?

Leander and I have already talked about picnic-ing for this one (and probably Hipermestra as well). Anyone who wants to join us is more than welcome!

Related image

This is the main lawn, with the manor house in the background.

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About dehggial

Mozart/Baroque loving red dragon

Posted on December 21, 2016, in baroque, glyndebourne and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. (i’m so tempted by the picnic photo!)

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  2. I’d take a punt on the Brett Dean Hamlet. Ms. Hannigan is pretty picky about the projects she gets involved in and while I don’t always share her tastes she’s a pretty good judge.

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  3. (attempt to post comment w/o signing in…)

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  4. (now attempt to post comment while logging in…, sorry for the spam, please delete whatever you think is not belonging here, but i must be able to ramble on your blog 😀 )

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