Glyndebourne goes Carmelite

Glyndebourne goes Carmelite


norman lebrecht

May 09, 2019

Three new shows just announced for Gly 2020: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Handel’s Alcina and Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Barrie Kosky will direct Carmelites.

It’s Stephen Langridge’s first season as artistic director but these plans belong to his predecessor, Sebastian Schwarz.



  • Frank says:

    For those who prefer their summer festivals in top hats and full-length gowns. No thanks.

    • MJA says:

      Where do you mean? I’ve never seen a top hat at Glyndebourne.

    • Christopher Cann says:

      What a bizarre comment. I’ve never seen a topper at Glynders in all the years I’ve been attending. Some sort ofweird reverse snobbery I guess!

  • Jack says:

    Why does Glyndebourne have so little interest in Verdi beyond Macbeth and Falstaff?

    • Glerb says:

      …and their Traviata played dozens of times in 2014 and 2017, and their new Rigoletto this tour, you mean?