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Autumn at Glyndebourne

3 nights Price from £1,096 per person
Departs: 26 Oct 2020, 29 Oct 2020
Departs: 26 Oct 2020

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The annual Glyndebourne on Tour season begins at the company’s East Sussex home on the South Downs and is always the focal point of one of our most popular opera holidays. This year you can choose from three departure dates, two based at Deans Place Hotel in the pretty village of Alfriston, which includes a visit to Charleston Farmhouse, and one based at the impressive Grand Hotel in Eastbourne that includes an excursion to the Towner Gallery. All departures include the two operas being performed at Glyndebourne.



Deans Place, Alfriston (3*)
Located in the historic and picturesque village of Alfriston the hotel looksout over to the rolling South Downs. The hotel has a cosy lounge and barand a restaurant. The closest station is Polegate, a fifteen minutes’ taxi rideaway. (£15 each way).

The Grand, Eastbourne (5*)
The stately Grand Hotel is on Eastbourne’s elegant promenade and a fewminutes’ walk from the town centre and pier. Its most famous guest wasClaude Debussy who stayed here for a month with his mistress, EmmaBardac, in 1905. The hotel is just five minutes by taxi from the railway.



Charleston Farmhouse - 26 October departures
A visit to Charleston Farmhouse in nearby Firle is included. On therecommendation of the writer Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bellmoved into this Sussex farmhouse with Duncan Grant and Clive Belland created one of the most scandalous ménage à trois of all time,shocking local society with their enlightened views and drawingattention to this hitherto bucolic idyll.

The Towner Art Gallery - 29 October
A visit with a private tour of the gallery and its storerooms is included.We will see the permanent collection which includes works by EricRavilious who grew up and studied in Sussex.



What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Opera tickets in the foyer circle.
  • Transfers between the hotel and Glyndebourne
  • Excursion to Charleston Farm House or the Towner Gallery
  • Talks by a guest speaker
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Departure Dates and Prices

26 Oct 2020

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Single Supp.£165

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29 Oct 2020

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Price from£1096

Single Supp.£165

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Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

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Jane Mcnamara

Jane McNamara

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Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

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Elaine Padmore

Elaine Padmore

Tour lecturer

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Music Programme

Two of the most popular operas of all time are included the 2020 programme. Just over a century separates this pair of sharply contrasting operas.

25, 28 and 31 October at 4pm
Die Zauberflöte by Mozart
First performed at the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna on 30 September 1791

24 October (4pm), 27 and 30 October (7pm)
Madama Butterfly by Puccini
First performed at La Scala, Milan on 17 February 1904

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