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Autumn at Glyndebourne

England 3 nights Price from £1,160 per person
Departs: 07 Oct 2022, 11 Oct 2022, 21 Oct 2022
Departs: 07 Oct 2022

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The opening of the annual Glyndebourne Tour at its Sussex home is one of the highlights of the autumn: a perfect treat for all opera lovers. This year’s productions include two of the most popular operas in the repertoire: Puccini’s La bohème and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and feature an exceptional international cast of singers.

We visit on three occasions during October: on 7 and 21 October we are based at the charming Dean’s Place hotel in Alfriston, whilst the 11 October tour is based at the elegant Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. The 7 October departure will be led by Elaine Padmore and the 11 & 21 Ocotber departures are with Patrick Bade. 



Deans Place, Alfriston (3*)

7 & 21 October departures.
Located in the historic and picturesque village of Alfriston the hotel looks out over to the rolling South Downs. The hotel has a cosy lounge and bar and a restaurant. The closest station is Polegate, a fifteen minutes’ taxi ride away. (approx. £15 each way).



The Grand, Eastbourne (5*)

11 October departure.
The stately Grand Hotel is on Eastbourne’s elegant promenade and a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and pier. Its most famous guest was Claude Debussy who stayed here for a month with his mistress, Emma Bardac, in 1905. The hotel is just five minutes by taxi from the railway.



What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Pre-performance lectures by the tour leaders: 7 Oct by Elaine Padmore, 11 & 21 Oct by Patrick Bade
  • Opera tickets in the foyer circle
  • Transfers between the hotel and Glyndebourne
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Departure Dates and Prices

07 Oct 2022

Status Limited

Price from£1160

Single Supp.£190

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11 Oct 2022

Status Limited

Price from£1225

Single Supp.£240

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21 Oct 2022

Status Limited

Price from£1160

Single Supp.£190

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Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

Tour Leader

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Elaine Padmore

Elaine Padmore

Tour lecturer

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Music Programme

La bohème by Puccini
Gabrielle Reyes, born in Connecticut to Nicaraguan parents, sings the role of Mimi. Bekzhod Davronov comes from Uzbekistan and is a member of the Bolshoi Opera. The South African baritone Luthando takes the role of Marcello and the Italian soprano Miriam Battistelli, is Musetta. Representing England, William Thomas sings the role of Colline.

Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart
The cast includes Ida Ranzlov from Sweden, Alexander Miminoshvili, a member of the Bolshoi Opera, who sings the title role, and three British singers who have firmly established themselves after winning major prizes: Soraya Mafi, George Humphrey and Nardus Williams.

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