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Glyndebourne 2018 presents...
Vanessa

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Broadcast live from Glyndebourne, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – with its atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.

Considered one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores, this operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.

Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.

A new production for Festival 2018. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Performances


Tuesday 14th August at 6:30pm


Ticket Prices


Tickets: £16.50
Pensioners: £15.50
Children: £15.50
Premium Club Price: £13.50


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Other Information


Pre-theatre meals available for this show Pre-theatre meals are available for this show. To book a table, please call 01342 324860, or click here for more information.