Friday, 28 February 2014

Glyndebourne connects with the Telegraph

Starting this summer, The Glyndebourne Festival is teaming up with the Telegraph.  The new partnership - launched in Glyndebourne's 80th anniversary year - will see The Telegraph stream three full length Glyndebourne operas online across the 2014 Festival season from May to September. Online broadcasts are more cost effective than HD cinema screenings, especially for medium sized houses like Glyndebourne. This is interesting news because it marks a move away from the Guardian, which has screened Glyndebourne online in the past. The Guardian's connections with the South Bank, Alex Ross and Dudamel may or may not have affected its coverage, but it's healthier when there's more diversity in the media.

This year's Glyndebourne Festival productions are :

Richard Strauss : Der Rosenkavalier - a new production directed by Richard Jones, conducted by Robin Ticciati  (Glyndebourne staged this opera in a different production as early as 1965)

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (revival)

Mozart - Don Giovanni (revival of the Jonathan Kent production which I loved and reviewed here)

Mozart  - La finta giardiniera  - new production with hot new director Frederick Wake-Walker who did the superb Britten parables at Aldeburgh (more here and here)

Verdi - La Traviata - new production by Tom Cairns

Handel Rinaldo - revival, which I reviewed last time round here)

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