Glyndebourne cinema season 2018 - Picturehouse Spotlight

Glyndebourne cinema season 2018

See the masterful Madama Butterfly, the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Handel’s Saul and enjoy a rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.

Tickets are now on sale for Glyndebourne’s 2018 cinema season, featuring a trio of entrancing operas from one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world – available to enjoy from the comfort of your cinema seat.


Thursday 21 June

Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne 2018 Madama Butterfly
Glyndebourne 2018 Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

‘The emotional impact of the piece is devastating.’★★★★ Stage

Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.

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Thursday 26 July

Saul 

Glyndebourne 2018 Saul
Glyndebourne 2018 Saul

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.

‘This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail

Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.

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Tuesday 14 August

Vanessa 

Glyndebourne 2018 Vanessa
Glyndebourne 2018 Vanessa

An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.

Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – From Friday 20 July

We head back to the Greek island of Kalokairi for another joyful and infectious musical based on the songs of ABBA.

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