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18 May - 25 August
Glyndebourne, East Sussex
An exhibition exploring the founding and early years of the Glyndebourne Festival, which opened its doors 85 years ago. John and Audrey Christie’s success, and their legacy, is legendary, but they could never have done it alone. For their fledgling opera festival, John found the winning team of conductor Fritz Busch and producer Carl Ebert, the Festival’s first artistic directors. Both refugees from Hitler’s Germany, they brought with them the high European standards of performance which set Glyndebourne apart, and which, over the years, drew on the talents of a wide circle of émigré artists and musicians.
The exhibition is open to ticket holders for the 2019 Glyndebourne Festival.