Even better is seeing what goes on behind the scenes at this world famous opera house during the autumn season. An expanded programme of backstage tours is taking place to give visitors a true insight into the history and workings at Glyndebourne.  

Visitors can look around the theatre and walk the opera stage which has played host to opera stars, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese. It also visits the backstage area, dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces and the historic Organ Room, where the very first musical performances at Glyndebourne took place in the 1930s.

During the tour, visitors will be given a brief history of Glyndebourne, learn about what is involved in staging an opera, and hear anecdotes of singers forgetting their lines, and an occasion when the cast of extras for one production included a number of live chickens!

Glyndebourne launched backstage tours for individuals in the autumn of 2012 and has increased the number on offer this year. The half-day tours run between 4th November and 16th December. Morning visits start at 10.15am and afternoon tours start at 2pm.

There is no doubt that a visit to Glyndebourne will be an especial experience for those passionate about opera. 

To find out more, please telephone 01273 815000.

www.glyndebourne.com