Glyndebourne Festival 2018 presents Vanessa and Pelléas et Mélisande

In 2018, the festival will present Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera Vanessa along with a new production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.

Next summer the Glyndebourne Festival 2018 will run from May 19th to August 26th. The Festival will present its first production of Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera Vanessa along with a new production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.

The event opens with the Festival debut of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and is completed by revivals of two Handel works – Giulio Cesare and Saul – and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

Seventeen singers will make their Glyndebourne debuts including German baritone Markus Brück, Austrian soprano Christina Gansch, American baritone John Chest and French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez. Among the returning artists are established stars such as Sarah Connolly, Kate Royal, Christopher Purves, Allan Clayton, Iestyn Davies and Emma Bell.