The 2014 Glyndebourne Festival's Events Include ROSENKAVALIER and More, 5/17- 7/25
The 2014 Festival will take place from 17 May to 24 August 2014 and includes three new productions: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera, Verdi's La Traviata and revivals of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Handel's Rinaldo.
Performances from 17 May to 3 July
17, 21, 24, 29 May; 1, 5. 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 June; 3 July
4.35pm (3.20pm on 1, 8, 15, 22 June)
Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier
Directed by Richard Jones
New production. Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, his first production as Glyndebourne's new Music Director. Kate Royal makes her role debut as The Marschallin. Tara Erraught makes her role debut as Octavian and Teodora Gheorghiu makes her Glyndebourne debut in the role of Sophie.
Performances from 18 May to 11 July
18, 22, 25, 28, 31 May; 3, 6, 13, 17, 20, 24, 29 June; 5, 8, 11 July
5.05pm (3.50pm 18 & 25 May; 29 June)
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
A revival of Graham Vick's 1994 production. Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his UK and Glyndebourne debut. Andrei Bondarenko and Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who sang Marcello and Mimì in Glyndebourne's 2012 production of Puccini's La bohème, make a welcome return to the Festival in the roles of Onegin and Tatyana.
Performances from 7 June to 1 August
7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 27 June; 4, 9, 13, 16, 19, 25, 29 July; 1 August)
5.10pm (3.55pm 13 July)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni
A revival of Jonathan Kent's 2011 production. Elliot Madore sings the title role following his UK and Glyndebourne debut as Ramiro in Glyndebourne's 2012 production of Ravel's L'heure espagnole. Andrés Orozco-Estrada makes his Glyndebourne debut conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Performances from 28 June to 21 August
28 June, 2, 6, 10, 15, 18, 23, 26, 31 July; 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 21 August)
5.05pm (3.50pm 6 July & 3 August)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La finta giardiniera
Directed by Frederic Wake-Walker
New production. The first staging of La finta giardiniera by Glyndebourne and the earliest Mozart opera ever to be staged by the opera house. Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke returns to Glyndebourne to sing the role of Don Anchise with Christiane Karg singing Sandrina and Gyula Orendt singing Nardo in his Glyndebourne debut. Glyndebourne's new Music Director Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Performances from 17 July to 23 August
17, 20, 24, 27, 30 July; 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 20, 23 August
5.50pm (4.35pm 20 & 27 July; 10 August)
Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata
Directed by Tom Cairns
New production. The first La traviata to be staged by Glyndebourne since 1988. Sir Mark Elder conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The role of Violetta is performed by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva, making her Glyndebourne debut.
Performances from 9 to 24 August
9, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 24 August
5.00pm (3.45pm 17, 24 August)
George Frideric Handel's Rinaldo
A revival of Robert Carsen's 2011 production. Ottavio Dantone conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The production features four countertenors Iestyn Davies, Tim Mead, Anthony Roth Costanzo and James Laing in the roles of Rinaldo, Goffredo, Eustazio and the Magician.
Public booking opens 10 March 2014 via www.glyndebourne.com or 01273 815000.
Glyndebourne is situated just outside Lewes in East Sussex. A free shuttle service from Lewes train station is provided for guests.
This will be Robin Ticciati's first Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director. He is only the seventh conductor to hold the post in Glyndebourne's 80- year history, following in the distinguished line of Fritz Busch, Vittorio Gui, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Davis and Vladimir Jurowski.
The Glyndebourne Festival was founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay. Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since its inaugural season and whilst receiving valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some education work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. As a registered charity, it is funded by box office income, its members and supporters.
Today the Festival runs from May to August with a programme of six operas in a 1,200-seat opera house. Together with the Glyndebourne Tour it presents over 120 performances annually to an audience of more than 150,000. As part of Glyndebourne's mission to reach new audiences, it delivers a widely respected education programme and offers reduced-price tickets to under-30s. Glyndebourne has also pioneered specialist recordings to open up its work to a global audience through live broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and online streaming.