Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne Festival touring 2018

Join us to celebrate 50 years of the Glyndebourne Tour – world-class opera at affordable prices and a platform for the next generation of opera stars, on stage and behind the scenes.

Following three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, Tour 2018 will visit Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich and Woking.

La traviata

12 October–30 November

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La traviata

12 October–30 November

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    A tale of two young lovers separated by the cruelty of society and fate, La traviata is one of opera’s most powerful and enduring romances.When Alfredo, an innocent young man from the country, meets charismatic Parisian courtesan Violetta, he falls deeply and immediately in love. But can Violetta ever escape her dark past and find a new beginning with him? And will his family ever consent to their relationship?

Our Tour Members have priority access to tickets at Glyndebourne; help ensure the Tour continues for years to come by joining the family.

Jules Massenet

Cinderella (Cendrillon)

13 October–1 December

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Cinderella (Cendrillon)

13 October–1 December

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    Sweet-natured Cinderella lives the life of a servant at the home of her downtrodden father and cruel stepmother, teased and tormented by her two foolish stepsisters.Will she make it to the ball to meet the handsome Prince? With a little help from her fairy-godmother, she just might.A glittering comic opera celebrating the power of fantasy, Cinderella is Jules Massenet’s musical fairytale. An enchanting retelling of the familiar Cinderella story, it balances the exquisite beauty of its romantic and fantasy scenes with deft, witty portraits of Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters. The most successful French opera composer of the turn of the century, Massenet’s blend of colourful characters, generous melodies and sumptuous orchestral textures is both heady and bewitching.

    Fiona Shaw, whose Rape of Lucretia for Glyndebourne (2013) was a hit, praised by both critics and audiences, directs a new production created especially for the Glyndebourne Tour.


    Pre-performance talk

    There will be a pre-performance talk for Cinderella that is free to attend and will last 45 minutes. The talk will end 30 minutes before the start of the performance.

    Dates and times

    Wednesday 31 October, 5.30pm

    Speaker: Assistant Director, Fiona Dunn in conversation with Glyndebourne Opera Content Consultant, Alexandra Coghlan

    How to book

    Places for our pre-performance talks are limited. Bookings can be made online when booking the related performance or by telephone +44 (0)1273 815 000.

    Glyndebourne Tour: Golden Anniversary Celebration

    • DetailsTo mark 50 years of the Tour we will be celebrating with a gala concert of opera highlights.
      Join us for a memorable evening featuring distinguished artists that have starred in Tour performances in the past including Sarah Connolly, John Tomlinson and Thomas Allen. Glyndebourne’s ‘stupendous chorus’ (Daily Telegraph) and the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra will help to bring these classics to life. All proceeds from the concert will be used to invest in the future of the Glyndebourne Tour and to continue Sir George Christie’s original vision of reaching new audiences and supporting a new generation of artists.

      More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

      Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
      Tuesday 4 December 2018, 7pm

      How to book

      Concert only ticket: £50 plus an optional £50 suggested donation

      Concert and post-performance gala: £750 per person (including a three-course sit down dinner and auction)

      Tickets are available by telephone only from the Glyndebourne Box Office.
      Please call +44(0)1273 815000 – the Box Office is open 10.00am-6.00pm.


    Join our Glass Slipper Circle and be part of a dedicated group of supporters bringing Massenet’s Cinderella to Glyndebourne for the first time ever. Find out more about supporting the production as part of the circle.


Glyndebourne is a unique operatic event which attracts people from around the world. The festival runs over several weeks so this can allow people to attend on several different days. Please note in peak Glyndebourne Season we only do two nights on weekends- this being typically Fri/Sat.

Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU, +44(0)1273 813813, email: boxoffice@glyndebourne.com,