Elegance and refinement in the Sussex countryside: the Glyndebourne Festival is a major pinnacle in the global opera calendar. Hosting world class operas, it draws audiences from around the world, but still retains the essence of a family-run festival. Fully independent, it’s probably one of the most traditionally English experiences on offer, and certainly some of the finest opera you’re likely to find.
Filled with emotions, Festival 2019 is painted in bold musical colours, whether in the thrilling sonic spectacle of Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust or the sunny, heat-soaked comedy of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Meanwhile witches and wizards, sorceresses and fairy godmothers sprinkle magic through a season that gathers together some classic operatic fairy tales.