Closes 28 March 2019. Festival runs from 18 May - 25 August 2019
Founded in 1934 by classical musical enthusiast John Christie, Glyndebourne was the first country house opera in Britain. It has thrived ever since for two reasons: firstly, the opera is first class with state of the art facilities and secondly because only an hour’s train from London gets you to their heavenly gardens in the South Downs. If you haven’t been to the Glyndebourne Festival, then do take the opportunity to go this summer, tickets are open to the public this Sunday. Each year, there are six operas performed. Arrive early to enjoy afternoon tea, a glass of champagne and to walk along the river or amble in the gardens. Every performance includes a 90 minute interval during which audiences can enjoy a lazy picnic outside or choose for a more formal dining experience in one of the three on-site restaurants.
The festival runs from 18 May – 25 August 2019 and public booking opens at 6pm on 3 March from Glyndebourne.com. Telephone bookings are available from 10am on 4 March (01273 815 000) with tickets costing from £15 – £260. Alternatively, we’re offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Rusalka, based on The Little Mermaid story on Saturday 20th July (the tickets are worth £500). The competition closes at 5pm on Thursday 28 March, when we will pick one lucky reader out of a hat. Good luck!