Thursday, May 23, 2013

Glyndebourne Live on Your Desktop

Here is exciting news to me, and it may be both news and exciting to you, too. The Guardian will be streaming six Glyndebourne productions this summer—three live and three previously recorded.

First, on Tuesday June 4, is the new production of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, directed by Katharina Thoma. The cast includes Sir Thomas Allen (Music Master), Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), Kate Lindsey (Composer), Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta), and Sergey Skorokhodov (Bacchus). 

Trailers and podcasts (plus links to reviews) are available at the Guardian site. In this podcast Peggy Reynolds introduces Ariadne auf NaxosHere's the full listing of the summer Glyndebourne webcasts: 
June  4, 7:00pm     Ariadne auf Naxos – Strauss (live broadcast)  
June 21, 1:30pm    Falstaff – Verdi (recorded 2009) 
July 12, 1:30pm     Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart (recorded 2012) 
July 25, 6:15pm     Hippolyte et Aricie – Rameau (live broadcast) 
August 6, 7.15pm   Don Pasquale – Donizetti (live broadcast)
August 23, 1:30pm Billy Budd – Britten (recorded in 2010)
The Guardian says that all of this season's operas will be available to watch until 11:59pm on Saturday August 31Thanks to  blog colleagues (blogleagues?) Stray at Third Floor Republic and the author of Intermezzo for posting about these webcasts and cluing us in! 


  1. Ha! you're very welcome. Thanks for posting all the details, I was too lazy :-)

  2. Cool! I'm also glad you posted all the details. I have a terrible habit of relying on other people for such information :)

    1. Well, see? That works out cause I am happy for someone else to find the basics and I can fill in the lines! Speaking of which:

      B Minor Mass NY Phil


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