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Glyndebourne at Somerset House

April 15th, 2010

Stephanie works at the Glyndebourne opera house in the Sussex countryside. Opera-goers get a 90 minute interval in which to stroll the grounds, eat a picnic and fortify themselves with booze so they can cope with a second dose of shrill arias and hopelessly silly plot lines. If you live in London, though, there’s no need to come to Sussex. Stay where you are this Summer!

Glyndebourne at Somerset House
This summer’s unmissable opera experience
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 August 2010

Booking opens Wednesday 14 April

This August Glyndebourne Festival Opera comes to London live on the big screen, transforming the beautiful setting of the 18th century Courtyard at Somerset House into an open-air opera house for just three days.

Experience the thrill of opera direct from Glyndebourne with an evening screening of a full-length opera: the 2010 Festival production of Billy Budd, directed by Michael Grandage; the celebrated Glyndebourne production of The Rake’s Progress featuring stunning designs by David Hockney, screened live from the Festival itself; and a special matinee screening for all the family of Hansel and Gretel.

Make the most of the experience and bring your own picnics (and rugs), Glyndebourne style, or order them in advance from Somerset House at www.somersethouse.org.uk. The screenings will be accompanied by a talks and events programme, which will include workshops and family events.

Tickets for Glyndebourne at Somerset House are £15 (£10 concs/U18s) per day and a special Family ticket* is available for Hansel and Gretel.

To book, please visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/glyndebourneatsomersethouse or call 0844 847 2317. Please book early to avoid disappointment.