UK's Guardian provides first live-streaming from Glyndebourne
I've only managed one visit to Glyndebourne, the historic and magical opera festival in the East Sussex area of England, and I've been itching to return ever since. If only my lottery numbers would finally pay off.
Meanwhile, here's some great news:
Thanks to The Guardian, my favorite source of British news and views, folks anywhere can ...
tune in via the Internet to opera performances from Glyndebourne this summer.
The first-ever live streaming will be on Sunday -- "Die Meistersinger," in a production directed by David McVicar and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The cast includes Gerald Finley as Hans Sachs, Marco Jentzsch as Walther, Anna Gabler as Eva. It's Glyndeborune's first "Meistersinger" and only the second Wagner opera at the festival since it was founded in 1934.
The live stream starts at 9:45 a.m. EST. On-demand video of the performance will be available for seven days afterward. Click here for more info.
There will be one more live-streaming this season on Aug. 21 -- "The Turn of the Screw."
Here's a Glyndebourne video preview of "Meistersinger":