Download Glyndebourne

If the credit crunch has meant you've had to cut out your trip to Glyndebourne this year, there's no need to miss out because the famous summer festival is now offering downloadable operas online for the first time.

This year's festival might be drawing to a close, but the performance of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s acclaimed production, Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde' , can now be downloaded directly from the Glyndebourne website.

For a small fee, you can enjoy nearly 4 hours of classic opera recorded from the famous festival in Lewes, in hi definition, from the comfort of your home.

The stylish festival is an highlight on the calendar of opera fans across the country, where the plush Sussex surroundings and beautiful auditorium allow an exquisite experience for both the performers and audiences alike.

Glyndebourne On Tour

The opera's touring production kicks off in October. This year's tour includes revivals of Mozart's Così fan tutte, Janácek's Jenůfa and the new production of Verdi's Falstaff straight from the 2009 Festival.

Bob Jones finds out more about how Glyndebourne are reaching out to new audiences and talks to Romanian singer Eliana Pretorian about what performing at the festival means to her in Classic FM Arts Daily...

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