Glyndebourne

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Begun by John Christie in 1934, the Glyndebourne Festival saw professional performances of opera in a purpose-built opera house adjoining the historic house on the site, near Lewes in East Sussex. The Festival quickly became a magnet for music lovers across the south of England and beyond. This concise history of Glyndebourne tells the fascinating story of the opera house on the Downs, from the inauguration of the festival under the direction of three exiles from Nazi Germany, through the great post-war years to the grand reconstruction of the opera house in the 1990s, and beyond.

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This concise history tells the fascinating story of how three generations of the Christie family have grown a small opera house in the South Downs into an internationally acclaimed Festival and Tour, reflecting founder John Christie’s insistence on doing ‘not the best we can do but the best that can be done anywhere’. Today Glyndebourne is a 12-month operation, presenting more than 120 performances each year in the theatre, as well as cinema screenings, free online streamings and award-winning educational output. Illustrated with images from Glyndebourne’s archive, this is an affectionate portrait of one of the most influential music institutions in Britain.

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Weight 198 g
Dimensions 210 × 149 × 8 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

87

Language

English

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Dewey

782.107942257 (edition:23)

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