Glyndebourne 2018: Opening this month is a new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

There's a new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and public booking for Glyndebourne Tour is also now open...

Glyndebourne Festival 2018 continues in June. Opening this month are Handel’s Giulio Cesare (10 June) and a new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (30 June). It will be Glyndebourne’s first new production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in nearly twenty years. It will be directed by Stefan Herheim, one of Europe’s most exciting directors. Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and an international cast led by Christina Gansch as Mélisande, John Chest as Pelléas and Christopher Purves as Golaud.

In other news, public booking for Glyndebourne Tour is now open. Highlights include Glyndebourne’s first production of Massenet’s Cendrillon, directed by Fiona Shaw. Glyndebourne celebrates fifty years of the Tour in 2018. Also touring is a revival of Tom Cairns’s opulent production of La traviata and La traviata:Behind the Curtain, the return of a new style of event introduced by Glyndebourne in 2016, which gives audiences a glimpse under the surface of an opera.

Also this month, the first of this summer’s live broadcasts from Glyndebourne Festival 2018. Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly can be seen on glyndebourne.com and in cinemas nationwide on 21 June.


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