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How the Germans made Glyndebourne

It may be quintessentially English but John Christie’s opera festival was the creation of Germanic immigrants

21 November 2015

9:00 AM

21 November 2015

9:00 AM

This is hardly the time of year for picnics on the lawn, but I have nevertheless had a week dominated by Glyndebourne. First I went to London to see David Hare’s play The Moderate Soprano, about the creation of the Glyndebourne opera festival by John Christie in 1934; and then to a Glyndebourne production in Milton Keynes of Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

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