A special occasion for like-minded individuals and couples to share one of Britain’s finest summer opera experiences and enjoy one the season’s premier productions. This is a fully hosted event ensuring a warm welcome, engaging conversation and an enriching time for everyone. Our private party will all be seated together in the auditorium and we have picnic tables reserved on the croquet lawn, which are under an open-sided sail canopy, so we can still people watch and not have to worry about the weather.
George Frideric Handel
Olivier Award-wining director Adele Thomas makes her Glyndebourne debut with the Festival’s first ever staging of Semele.
Semele is engaged, but secretly in love with someone else. Her lover is none other than Jupiter, King of the Gods. When he carries her off his wife Juno devises a scheme that will ensure a swift and brutal end – both to her husband’s infidelity and to Semele herself.
With a plot full of lusty Gods and beautiful mortals, where intrigue and desire take centre-stage, Handel’s Semele combines the drama of Italian opera with the choral splendour and richness of English oratorio.
Sung in English
Semele – Joélle Harvey
Juno – Jennifer Johnston
Jupiter – Stuart Jackson
Iris – Samuel Mariňo
Ino – Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Athamas – Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Cadmus/Somnus – Clive Bayley
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Václav Luks.
Inclusive Hosted Event – 28 July 2023
Opera tickets to Semele
Glyndebourne festival programme
Champagne reception with canapés
Luxury picnic with wine and coffee
Reserved picnic tables under a ‘sail’ canopy on the croquet lawn
7 – 9 guests plus hostess
£395.00 per person
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Find out about The Garsington Experience – Ariadne auf Naxos,19 July 2023 here
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