Glyndebourne Festival 2018


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.

The 2018 Festival runs from the 19th May – 26th August 2018 and will feature rare gems as well as Glyndebourne classics.

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly makes its Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production

Strauss’s operatic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier Richard Jones’s colourful production returns with an exciting new cast.

Handel’s Giulio Cesare David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande Stefan Herheim, one of Europe’s most exciting directors, makes his company debut with Glyndebourne’s first new production of Pelléas in nearly 20 years.

George Frideric Handel’s Saul Barrie Kosky’s sensational staging of Handel’s oratorio marries spectacle and psychology

Samuel Barber Vanessa A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU, +44(0)1273 813813, email:,