Opera goes green on Friday

Opera goes green on Friday


norman lebrecht

January 17, 2012

Glyndebourne takes its first step on Friday to being self-sustaining – ecologically as well as financially – by opening its own wind turbine.

Glyndebourne’s wind turbine construction from Glyndebourne on Vimeo.

Details below:

Join us at Glyndebourne on Friday 20th January as Sir David Attenborough officially launches the Glyndebourne wind turbine.

The turbine launch is a landmark development for the UK arts community and confirms Glyndebourne as the UK’s first and only arts organisation to generate its own power using a large scale wind turbine. This is a ground breaking development and an important step for ensuring sustainability for Glyndebourne and the arts.

This year will see Glyndebourne’s 2012 Festival as the first to run on wind power and the turbine (commissioned in December 2011) will allow Glyndebourne to generate 90% of its annual electricity requirements. The turbine provides Glyndebourne with the cleanest and most efficient natural energy with no fuel or waste related costs.

Glyndebourne will work in partnership to deliver community engagement activities that focus on promoting positive environmental actions and educating local and regional groups on the benefits of tackling climate change.

 Sir David Attenborough and Glyndebourne’s Executive Chairman Gus Christie will be available for interviews on January 20th. To secure an interview, please contact Glyndebourne’s Media Centre.