Tickets on sale for Glyndebourne live screening 2012 at Science Museum


Tickets are now on sale for one of the summer’s must-see events, the Glyndebourne live opera link-up on the Science Museum’s giant cinema screen.

On Sunday 19 August 2012 at 18.30 a live screening of two short operas by Ravel will take place at the Science Museum’s IMAX cinema. This Glyndebourne production has been specially developed for the 2012 Festival and is being screened for one night only. The two one-act operas, L’Heure espagnole and L’enfant et les sortilèges, will be sung in French with English subtitles.

More information and tickets can be booked by calling 0870 870 4868 or online at Tickets cost £20, (£18 concession).

The operettas reunite director Laurent Pelly and conductor Kazushi Ono, who made their Glyndebourne debuts in 2008 with Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel.

The screening will take place in the Science Museum’s cinema, one of the biggest screens in the UK, accompanied by 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Why not trade the Glyndebourne estate and opera house for the state-of-the-art Science Museum? Enjoy the very best world class opera performance in true Glyndebourne fashion.

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For further information please contact Science Museum Press Office – or call 020 7942 4328. 

Glyndebourne: The Glyndebourne Festival was founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay. They began with two Mozart operas, but the repertoire has expanded to include works from the baroque to the contemporary. New works premiered at Glyndebourne include two by Benjamin Britten, 13 new commissions on the main stage and over 20 more through the Education programme. Crucially, Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934. Although it receives valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some educational work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. Glyndebourne is a registered charity, funded by box office income, its members and supporters.

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