Casting announced for Glyndebourne Tour 2017

Casting has been announced for the three productions in The Glyndebourne Tour 2017.

The Glyndebourne Tour was founded in 1968 with two aims –  to make Glyndebourne’s work accessible to broader audiences and to give performing opportunities to young, promising singers.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Conductor: Leo McFall | Director: Nicholas Hytner

7 October–30 November

Glyndebourne Tour 2017 opens with a revival of Nicholas Hytner’s popular production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, first staged at the 2006 Glyndebourne Festival.​

 Playing the four lovers are Ukrainian tenor Bogdan Volkov (Ferrando), Russian baritone Ilya Kutyukin (Guglielmo), Canadian soprano Kirsten MacKinnon (Fiordiligi) and Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly (Dorabella), all making Glyndebourne debuts.​

The cast is completed by Portuguese baritone José Fardilha (Don Alfonso), who performed the title role in Don Pasquale in Tour 2015, and Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans (Despina), last seen at Glyndebourne in the role of Cupid in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie (Festival 2013).

British conductor Leo McFall conducts the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. His previous performances for the Tour include Rusalka (2012) and The Turn of the Screw (2014).

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Gioachino Rossini


Conductor: Ben Gernon | Director: Annabel Arden

8 October–2 December

 The second opera is Annabel Arden’s production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, first seen at Glyndebourne Festival 2016. 

 Leading the cast are four singers new to Glyndebourne – American baritone Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro), American tenor Jack Swanson (Count Almaviva), Italian mezzo-soprano Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) and Italian baritone Marco Filippo Romano (Dr Bartolo).

Scottish soprano Janis Kelly reprises the role of Berta which she performed in the production’s 2016 premiere.

The cast is completed by Belarusian bass Anatoli Sivko in the role of Basilio, also making a Glyndebourne debut.

British conductor Ben Gernon, who takes up the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic this autumn, will conduct the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra, following his successful Tour debut in 2016, conducting Don Giovanni.

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Brett Dean


Conductor: Duncan Ward | Director: Neil Armfield​

11 June–6 July

Following its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, Brett Dean’s Hamlet will transfer directly to Tour 2017.

Taking the title role is British tenor David Butt Philip, a former Jerwood Young Artist and winner of the 2011 John Christie Award. He will perform the role of Laertes in the production’s Festival premiere.

Making a Glyndebourne debut in the role of Ophelia is British soprano Jennifer France, shortlisted in the Young Singer category at the 2017 International Opera Awards. British mezzo-soprano Louise Winter, who started her career with Glyndebourne Tour in 1982, performs the role of Gertrude.

The rest of the cast includes British baritone William Dazeley (Claudius), Welsh tenor Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Polonius), British tenor Rupert Charlesworth (Laertes), Irish baritone Gavan Ring (Horatio) and British countertenors James Hall (Rosencrantz) and Rupert Enticknap (Guildenstern).

The production will be conducted by British conductor Duncan Ward who made an acclaimed Glyndebourne debut conducting Don Pasquale for the 2015 Glyndebourne Tour.

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Glyndebourne Tour 2017 runs from 7 October – 2 December 2017.

Following three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, the Tour visits Canterbury, Woking, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth.

Public booking for Glyndebourne Tour 2017 performances at Glyndebourne opens on Monday 5 June 2017.

Tickets for performances in Canterbury, Woking, Milton Keynes and Plymouth are on sale now.

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