Glyndebourne will go ahead as planned

Glynebourne has announced that it will go ahead as planned this summer. The opera festival will run from 20 May until 29 August.

The programme for 2021 include new productions of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová, Rossini’s Il turco in Italia and Verdi’s Luisa Miller. The opera programme is completed by revivals of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

However, Glynebourne has made one change to the programme, with Die Zauberflöte cancelled. In its place the festival’s two resident orchestras – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Philharmonic Orchestra – will perform a series of “specially curated concerts”.

“Safety remains our highest priority,” said the organisers in a statement. “The auditorium will be physically distanced and, together with a reduction in the number of performances, this means that there are fewer seats available this year.”

Glyndebourne has published a Q&A on its website that explains the seating arrangements and other safety measures for 2021 in detail.

Tickets will go on sale in early April, with members receiving priority.