We are delighted that we are open again with an extraordinary programme for our audience to enjoy.

In order to keep everybody safe, we advice to follow these recommendations when attending the concerts:

  • Please wear a mask in the concert and use hand gel when entering the church. 
  • The concert will be limited to 1 hour, no interval and no drinks.
  • The toilets will not be available
  • Doors must be open throughout the concert and there will be no heating, so wear warm clothing.
  • There will be no seat cushions on the pews.

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Glyndebourne at Beaulieu 2020
From Wednesday 01 July 2020
To Thursday 31 December 2020

As you know, we are unable to have our usual Glyndebourne at Beaulieu performance this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

However we are delighted to say that Virtual Glyndebourne at Beaulieu 2020  put together by Music at Beaulieu and Wessex Glyndebourne Association creating an online concert in 3 parts that will be published in July 2020. The three videos will be displayed in this page on the specific dates/times of release shown below.

The singers are all former members of the Glyndebourne chorus who have gone on to develop successful careers in opera. The accompanist is Matthew Fletcher from the Glyndebourne music staff, who has performed at the Beaulieu concert for the past several years. 

The artists will be performing from their own homes, even while singing together in the ensemble pieces. The accompaniments were all recorded courtesy of Glyndebourne, who made available one of their recital rooms. Thus, as well as providing enjoyable entertainment, the concert will be a reminder of the limitations we have all been experiencing because of the Covid-19 crisis. 

Here is the programme for each of the three parts of the concert:

Part 1: 1st July 2020 at 7pm.

  • Vi Ravviso                                            (Bellini—La Sonnambula)
  • We’ll gather lilacs                               (Ivor Novello— Glamorous Nights)
  • La Ci Darem la Mano                        (Mozart—Don Giovanni)
  • Un momento di contento                 (Handel—Alcina)
  • Glitter and be Gay                              (Bernstein—Candide)
  • Bella Figlia dell'Amore                        (Verdi—Rigoletto)

Part 2: 6th July 2020 at 7pm

  • Sibilar gli Angui d’Aletto                     (Handel—Rinaldo)
  • Barcarolle                                             (Offenbach—Tales of Hoffman)
  • I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls       (Balfe—The Bohemian Girl)
  • O wie Ängstlich                                   (Mozart—Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
  • Pafto, parto                                         (Mozart—La Clemenza di Tito)
  • Dio, Che Nell'alma Infondere Amor  (Verdi—Don Carlo)
  • Quel guardo il cavaliere                      (Donizetti—Don Pasquale)

Part 3: 8th July 2020 at 7pm

  • Svegliatevi nel core                        (Handel—Giulio Cesare)
  • Madamina, il catalogo e questo   (Mozart—Don Giovanni)
  • Chant d’amour                                (Bizet)
  • Parigi o cara                                    (Verdi—La Traviata)
  • Song to the Moon                          (Dvořàk—Rusalka)
  • Come Away, Death                         (Quilter—Three Shakespeare Songs)
  • Mistress MineBlow, BlowSoave sia il vento  (Mozart—Così fan Tutte)

The artists taking part are:

  • Aoife O’Sullivan (soprano)
  • Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)
  • Paul Hopwood (Tenor)
  • Timothy Dickinson (bass-baritone)
  • Matthew Fletcher (accompanist)

Aoife, Victoria and Timothy are all former Wessex award winners. Matthew has been accompanist for the past several years at Beaulieu. All four singers were members of the Glyndebourne Festival chorus at an early stage in their careers, and Matthew regularly performs the role of répétiteur at Glyndebourne.

Location https://www.youtube.com/user/Glyndebourne


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