Opening Hearts and Minds to Opera

Glyndebourne is recognised internationally as one of the great opera houses; a reputation that stems from a passion for artistic excellence encapsulated in 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 year-round operation. The Festival runs from May to August with a programme of six operas in a 1,200-seat opera house. The annual Tour takes place from October to December and a widely respected education programme is active year round.


Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. Crucially, Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934.

A flagship project:

A new opera about love, loss and divided lands by Howard Moody. This community opera features c.80 members of the local community including Glyndebourne Youth Opera, five professional singers, four solo instrumentalists, and musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performing alongside local young instrumentalists.

Why they’re RESEO members:

RESEO events and projects provide a wonderful combination of theory and practice, and the network provides access to a rich conversation between artists from across Europe.

The Team

Head of Education

Lucy Perry

Senior Education Projects Manager

Chris Stones

Education Projects Manager

Bea Carey

Education Projects Coordinator

Ellie Hart

Education Office Coordinator

Kate Simner

Contact Details

Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU

Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU
United Kingdom

Artistic Fields



Artist training European cooperation Health and social Open days and tours Participatory Schools Young audiences

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