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Kirker Holidays Autumn at Glyndebourne

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The annual Glyndebourne Tour’s launch in Sussex is one of the autumn’s highlights, a must-see for all opera fans. This year’s operas include Mariame Clement’s beloved production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, with set designs by David Hockney, and Frederic Wake-Walker’s production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.

  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Opera tickets in the foyer circle.
  • Transfers between the hotel and Glyndebourne
  • Talks by a guest speaker
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader


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 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.

The Operas

11, 15 and 25 October
Don Pasquale by Donizetti
Although better known for his dramatic operas, it is the two comic operas that are Donizetti’s most popular and often-performed works. It was first performed in Paris on 3 January 1842 at the Salle Ventadour, Theatre–Italien. It tells the sorry tale of what goes wrong when on old man decided to marry a much younger woman, in this case the lively minx, Norina.
Conductor: Jonathan Bloxom
Don Pasquale: Ricardo Sequel
Norina: Miriam Battistelli
Ernesto: Konu Kon
Dr. Malatesta: Konstantin Suchkov
11, 15, 25 and 29 October
Fidelio by Beethoven
The story of love and justice conquering tyranny is as relevant to today’s world as it was when Beethoven composed his one and only opera. It was first performed in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien on 20 November 2005.
This is a new production by Glyndebourne favourite, Frederic Wake-Walker.
Conductor: Ben Glassberg
Leonora: Dorothea Herbert
Jacquino: Gavan Ring
Don Pizarro: Dingle Yandell
Marzelline: Carrie-Ann Williams
Rocco: Callum Thorpe
Don Fernando: Jonathan Lemalu

25 and 29 October
The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky
This legendary production by John Cox of Stravinsky’s masterpiece has been delighting Glyndebourne audiences for decades, with timeless set designs by David Hockney.
Conductor: Kerem Hasan
Tom Rakewell: Frederick Jones
Trulove: Matthew Best
Anne Trulove: Nardus Williams
Nick Shadow: Sam Carl
Baba the Turk: Rosie Aldridge

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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