Glyndebourne Opera on Tour 2016

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We are at Berwick Station which is just one stop from Glyndebourne.
Glyndebourne Opera House has hosted the world famous Glydebourne Festival Opera since 1934.
The opera on tour season is from October to November.

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Performances of this opera are staged at Glyndebourne Opera House between 14 October-10 December 2016.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (German: [diː ˈmaɪ̯stɐˌzɪŋɐ fɔn ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk]; "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg") is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater, today the home of the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich, on 21 June 1868. The conductor at the premiere was Hans von Bülow.

The story is set in Nuremberg in the mid-16th century. At the time, Nuremberg was a free imperial city and one of the centers of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. The story revolves around the city's guild ofMeistersinger (Master Singers), an association of amateur poets and musicians who were primarily master craftsmen of various trades.

Source: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - an opera
 by Richard Wagner

Madamme Butterfly  (Madama Butterfly)
by Giacomo Puccini 

Performances of this opera are staged at Glyndebourne Opera House between 15 October-9 December 2016.

Madama Butterfly (IPA: [maˈdaːma ˈbatterflai]; Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based partially on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll and partially on the semi-autobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti.  Long's version was dramatized by David Belasco as a one-act play, Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan, which, after premiering in New York in 1900, moved on to London, where Puccini saw it in the summer of that year.

The original version of the opera, in two acts, had its premiere on 17 February 1904 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. It was poorly received, despite such notable singers as soprano Rosina Storchio, tenor Giovanni Zenatelloand baritone Giuseppe De Luca in its lead roles; this was due in part to a late completion by Puccini, and thus inadequate time for rehearsals. Puccini revised the opera, splitting Act II into two (with the Humming Chorus as a bridge to what became Act III) and making other changes. Success ensued, starting with the first performance, on 28 May 1904 in Brescia.performance, on 28 May 1904 in Brescia.

Source: Madamme Butterfly (Madama Butterfly) - an opera by Giacomo Puccini



Don Giovanni by Giuseppe Gazzaniga:
Behind the Curtain

Performances of this opera are staged at Glyndebourne Opera House between 28 October-8 December 2016.

Don Giovanni (Italian pronunciation: [dɔn dʒoˈvanni]; K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga (now called the Estates Theatre) on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed, like many of its time, as dramma giocoso, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

Source: Don Giovanni - an opera by Giuseppe Gazzaniga: Behind the Curtain