IF YOU have always wanted to go to the opera, but get put off by the high ticket prices, Glyndebourne on Tour has the event for you.
The world famous opera house is running three operas this autumn with standing ticket prices starting from £10, £17 for a restricted view and the top price is just £65.
At Glyndebourne on Tour you get to enjoy the grounds of the country house in the village of Glynde, marvel at the soft amber colour of the modern opera house and listen to some of the best performances you will hear in your life.
You can bring your own picnic and wine, except for the autumn performances you don’t need to wear a posh frock or a dinner jacket.
So if you’re a seasoned aficionado or a total newcomer, this is the venue for you.
Glyndebourne on Tour 2011 (Saturday 8 October - Saturday 10 December) is presenting three productions this autumn, opening at Glyndebourne then touring to six regional venues.
It is being led by Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa, who is now in his second year as music director.
This year’s programme features a new production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, as well as revivals of Handel’s Rinaldo and Puccini’s La boheme.
Following the extremely successful production of L’elisir d’amore in 2007, GOT continues its exploration of Donizetti’s work by staging his other great comic masterpiece, Don Pasquale, in a new production from Mariame Clément, making her Glyndebourne debut.
David McVicar’s production of La boheme, which premiered on the Tour in 2000, returns with a young and talented cast, many of whom have graduated from the Glyndebourne Chorus and are embarking on exciting solo careers.
The trio of operas is completed by Robert Carsen’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo, which comes direct from the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival.
This follows his extremely well received interpretation of Baroque masterpiece The Coronation of Poppea for GOT 2010.
Glyndebourne on Tour 2011 has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England, The Daily Mail and Handel and Yvonne Evans.
To book, visit www.glyndebourne.com or call the Glyndebourne Box Office on +44 (0)1273 813813.
A number of exclusive ticket offers will be available to people under 30 years-old who have signed up to the Glyndebourne<30 scheme.
To find out more, visit www.glyndebourne.com/under30.