Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Michael Güttler
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Performances on 21, 25, 29 May / 2, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 June
Glyndebourne Festival 2016 will open with the return of David McVicar’s highly acclaimed 2011 production of Wagner’s comedy about art and its place in society – a landmark in the company’s performance history that fulfilled founder John Christie’s dream to stage the opera at Glyndebourne.
Robin Ticciati will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra for his first ever Wagner opera. The distinguished Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, who began his career in the Glyndebourne Chorus, returns to the role of Hans Sachs, with American soprano Amanda Majeski as Eva. Canadian-German tenor Michael Schade makes his Glyndebourne debut as Walther von Stoltzing.