Glyndebourne Festival 2017 offers an extraordinary journey through 359 years of operatic creativity, from much-loved masterpieces to groundbreaking new work. All of the events are wrapped into the exceptional Glyndebourne experience of picnicking, dressing up, precious time with family and friends in the glorious gardens and making memories that last long after the curtain comes down. Six productions, 79 performances, from the UK premiere of one of the earliest operas ever written, to the world premiere of a brand new commission you won’t want to miss this year’s festival. We’ve teamed up with Glyndebourne to offer Country & Town House readers priority tickets for this year’s festival. Read on to find out how to get yours.
Take time off from your day to day life and escape to Glyndebourne this summer. Your adventure awaits, with the following operatic highlights:
Hipermestra by Cavalli – UK premiere
Love conquers all in this tale of a courageous daughter who defies her father to save her husband.
La traviata by Verdi
Forced to sacrifice her lover in a battle of morality over freedom, Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story.
Hamlet by Brett Dean – World premiere
Tormented by his father’s death, Hamlet’s vengeance is thwarted by his introspection in this new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.
Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss
A funny, chaotic romp that pits high and low brow art against each other, but the show must go on…
Don Pasquale by Donizetti
The plot thickens, twists and turns as an old bachelor’s romantic delusions are dashed in a complex deception.
La clemenza di Tito by Mozart
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan.
Priority booking offer
Country & Town House magazine readers can enjoy priority booking for Glyndebourne Festival 2017 from Friday 24 February at 12.01am, gaining early access to tickets before public booking opens. Priority booking closes on Saturday 4 March at 11:59pm.
To book for any available Glyndebourne Festival performance, log in or create an account at glyndebourne.com and enter your exclusive Country & Town House promotion code, 14554. Then, from the Tickets & What’s On menu, select the operas of your choice.
Priority booking is only available online and tickets are subject to availability. Glyndebourne’s standard terms and conditions apply.