Danielle de Niese gives advice and instruction on how to warm up your voice for that pitch perfect sound we're so used to hearing on the Glyndebourne stage.You can also hear her in action at this year's Tour 2012 screenings of Giulio Cesare - glyndebourne.com/production/cesaretour2012
The director of Glyndebourne's production of Rusalka, Melly Still, discusses the story and emotions behind this year's Tour 2012 production.Dvořák’s richly expressive music conjures up a world of dark forests and deep lakes. The water spirit Rusalka falls hopelessly in love with the Prince who comes daily to swim in the lake where she lives. He cannot see her and her only chance of becoming visible to him and of entering the human world is to make a terrible pact with Ježibaba the witch. She gives up her own world and loses the power of speech in exchange for the chance to experience the pain and joy of human love.
Glyndeboure's New Generation Programme was launched in 2009, our 75th Anniversary, to invest significantly in developing new audiences, artists of the future and our staff at Glyndebourne.Find out more on our website: glyndebourne.com/new-generation-programme
A story of love and loss, of betrayal and deception, of sex and a city, of wounded pride and attempted retribution – of plumply inviting sofa cushions. Based on a short story by Eça de Queirós and written specially for Glyndebourne by our first Composer-in-Residence Julian Philips, with a text by Edward Kemp.Glyndebourne Tour 2012 is taking this new opera to venues in the UK this autumn. Find out more and book here: glyndebourne.com/yellowsofatour2012The music is published by edition-peters.com/
Learn some expert make-up tips from Glyndebourne make-up artist Sarah Sanderson as she applies a 1960's make-up look on Lydia Teucher for the role of Susanna in the 2012 Festival production of Le nozze di Figaro. Filmed on location at Glyndebourne in August 2012.
Is Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro the greatest opera ever writen? Find out from Director Michael Grandage, Conductor Robin Ticciati, singers and audience members interviewed at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival about the enduring appeal of Glyndebourne's signature opera.See it on Tour at venues across the UK this autumn: glyndebourne.com/figarotour2012
Is Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro the greatest opera ever writen? Find out from Director Michael Grandage, Conductor Robin Ticciati, singers and audience members interviewed at the Glyndebourne Festival about the enduring appeal of Glyndebourne's signature opera.See it on Tour at venues across the UK this autumn: glyndebourne.com/figarotour2012
Gold Run is created and performed by learning-disabled and marginalised artists. It is an original commission and partnership between Glyndebourne; Carousel, the award-winning disability arts organisation; and Pallant House Gallery, the acclaimed home of modern art in the South.
Kevin Martin, Glyndebourne's head gardener, gives us his tricks of the trade for flower arranging whilst creating a stunning bouquet for the Glyndebourne organ room. Find out when is best to pick your flowers, why you should always remove lower foliage and how to treat the stems for a longer lasting display. Filmed on location at Glyndebourne in June 2012.
Glyndebourne Festival 2012 is the first UK opera festival powered by renewable energy and in January of this year Sir David Attenborough launched Glyndebourne's new wind turbine endorsing us as an environmental innovator in the arts. Glyndebourne has a long history of engaging with its landscape and surroundings and the turbine is just one of many positive actions Glyndebourne has taken in recent years to reduce carbon emissions.To find out more visit: glyndebourne.com/glyndebourne-and-environment
The Vixen Composition Project is in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is inspired by the new production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen in the Glyndebourne Festival 2012.Led by Luke Styles - Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence - 12 students from the East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes and Bishop Thomas Grant School in Lambeth, London have created work for their Music A2 Level exams, using Janáček’s opera as inspiration for their final composition pieces. The resulting compositions, including a new work by Luke Styles, will be performed in the Ebert Room on Sunday 27 May at 3pm, with Glyndebourne Singers and players from the LPO. The event is free to ticket holders on this date. Please book through the Glyndebourne Box Office.
Deborah Bell's sculpture Artemis is installed near the Ha-Ha at Glyndebourne in May 2012 as part of our Art and Sculpture at Glyndebourne for the 2012 Festival.Deborah Bell is a leading South African painter and sculptor whose work is created in dialogue with multiple worlds, texts, histories and consciousnesses. She is also widely known for her collaborative projects with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins.
Glyndebourne has a long and beautiful history, with a reputation of creating utterly exceptional Opera. This year's introduction to Glyndebourne reveals the figures that sum up just how much work goes into a festival every year. From costumes to lights, discover what goes on behind the scenes at Glyndebourne and see opera differently.
Watch this year's season overview to get an idea of life at Glyndebourne before the Festival with David Pickard. Hear from Director Melly Still on The Cunning Little Vixen, Sir Peter Hall on La Cenerentola and Jonathan Kent on The Fairy Queen. The season overview gives you a preview of the opportunities and events available at the 2012 festival.The Cunning little Vixen - Overture used with kind permission of Chandos Records Ltd - glyndebourne.com/product/cunning-little-vixen-c-rattleRavel - L'Heure Espagnole - Introduction used with kind permission of Deutsche Grammaphon. - glyndebourne.com/product/lheure-espagnolelenfant-et-les-sortil%C3%A8ges-c-maazel