The UK’s first production of Hipermestra, a rarely seen opera by the influential baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, will open the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. Glyndebourne has prepared a new edition of the work in close collaboration with conductor William Christie, a pioneer in the rediscovery of baroque music who will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The opera will be directed by Graham Vick; his first new staging for Glyndebourne in 17 years.
Hungarian soprano Emöke Baráth makes her UK debut in the title role with Italian countertenor Raffaele Pe making a Glyndebourne debut as Linceo. Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans is cast in the role of Elisa, and British tenor Benjamin Hulett will perform the role of Arbante.
20, 24, 27 May (5.10pm)
1, 4, 9, 15, 18, 23, 29 June (5.10pm)
2, 5, 8 July (3.55pm & 5.10pm)
Tickets £15 – £230