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We are thrilled to announce The Hammond Theatre will be screening Glyndebourne 2016 this summer.

Glyndebourne has been making exceptional world-class opera since 1934 and this year is set to be a superb festival of compelling drama and captivating music.

The first of this season’s three productions is Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia on Friday 24 June. Join us from 5:30pm for prosecco and strawberries which will be on sale in the cloisters, evoking a true festival atmosphere!

Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own. Madcap disguises accompany twists and turns in a whirlwind plot. Directed by Annabel Arden with sparkling wit and playful energy springing directly from Rossini’s joyous music, and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production heralds the welcome return of a masterpiece not seen at Glyndebourne Festival for 34 years. International star and Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese stars as Rosina.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Also on screen this season: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) Glyndebourne’s biggest ever production, captured live in 2011 and shown Tuesday 12 July,  and Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz’s sparkling take on Much Ado About Nothing, broadcast live from the Glyndebourne auditorium on Tuesday 9 August.

Aside from our opera screenings, The Hammond will be showing an array of award-winning productions:

  • Romeo and Juliet,  Thursday 7 July – starring Richard Madden, Lily James and Derek Jacobi
  • Richard III, Thursday 21 July – Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave
  • The Entertainer,  Thursday 27 October – Starring Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt
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