1. Glyndebourne Imago Programme


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    Imago is a large-scale community opera commissioned by Glyndebourne in 2012 which explores ageing in a digital world. The design brief was to create a campaign identity for Imago based on the idea of the stages of a butterfly from pupae to emergence and flight. The analogy with the butterfly emergence relates to the core storyline in Imago, which involves an old woman being trapped in her ageing body, who is given a new lease of life by the Imago technology which enables her to interact with a virtual world. Our visual identity stemmed from looking at the microscopic detail of butterfly wings, which is reminiscent of pixels. From this idea we developed a dramatic butterfly-shaped visual container for the wordmark 'IMAGO', made up of a shimmering pixel-like grid of colours. Hidden in the wing outlines are silhouettes of the two main characters. This film shows the printed programme for the world premier performance of Imago. The identity and programme were designed by Toop Studio in Brighton.

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    • Glyndebourne Operaland Website


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      Glyndebourne Opera Land Website: The brief Toop Studio was commissioned by Glyndebourne's education department to design an interactive introduction to opera for young people to explore at home or school. The website, named Opera Land, was to be aimed at primary school children. It needed to get across some of the characteristics of the Glyndebourne experience as well as introduce some of the main themes and techniques of the art form via a selection of classic operas. The outcome: We worked with an extended team at the Glyndebourne education department to create a fun website that allowed children to play as well as learn. For the home page we tapped into the eclecticism of opera by collaging illustrations and photographs together to create an animated, stylised version of Glyndebourne itself, as if a set for an opera taking place on the Glyndebourne stage. Click throughs take you to different mini sites that explore a few operas in detail, making use of animation, audio and video to bring the stories and performances to life.

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      • Glyndebourne Festival 2015 - Season overview


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        Festival 2015 includes repertoire spanning 300 years and an enticing mix of Glyndebourne firsts and favourites. http://www.glyndebourne.com/tickets-and-whats-on/our-seasons/festival-2015/ Recording of Maria Callas in Poliuto, courtesy of Warner Classics http://www.warnerclassics.com/ Recording of ​Die Entführung aus dem Serail, courtesy of Decca Classics http://www.glyndebourneshop.com/mozart-die-entfuhrung-aus-dem-serail-c-solti/%E2%80%8B ​Recording of Saul, courtesy of Coro http://www.glyndebourneshop.com/handel-saul-c-christophers/

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        • Introduction to Glyndebourne


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          Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. Crucially, Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934. Although it receives valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some educational work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. Glyndebourne is a registered charity, funded by box office income, its members and supporters. The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994. Glyndebourne on Tour, founded in 1968, takes three productions around the UK each autumn. Together, Festival and Tour present about 120 performances a year to an audience of around 150,000. Glyndebourne's widely respected Education programme, established in 1986, hosts over 230 community and outreach events a year. And Glyndebourne has pioneered using recordings to bring its work to a worldwide audience through broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and internet streaming.

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          • Behind the scenes of La traviata


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            This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country including, Woking, Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Dublin and Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata La traviata, the fallen woman. Does that phrase still have relevance today? For Verdi it was a subject of intense personal significance. He and the singer Giuseppina Strepponi lived together for ten years before they married, enduring the objections of those who viewed her as a woman of no worth or moral standing. Violetta, the fallen woman of the title, is a vividly real, flesh-and-blood creation. She suffers from the consumption which will inevitably kill her but which, in the view of the time, brought with it a feverish intensity and heightened erotic impulse. Life, for her, is to be grasped with both hands and lived to the full. The character is based on Marie Duplessis, mistress of Alexandre Dumas fils, who fictionalised her in his novel La Dame aux camélias. When another writer, Marcel Proust, saw La traviata, he wrote: ‘It’s a work which goes straight to my heart. Verdi has given it the style it lacked … for a dramatic work to touch popular sentiment the addition of music is essential.’ That music was written by Verdi at the peak of his powers. It is lyrical, heartbreaking and unforgettable, appealing directly to the emotions and resulting in an opera that invents itself anew for every generation.

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            • On Tour with La finta giardiniera


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              Director Frederic Wake-Walker and principal Eliana Pretorian (Serpetta) take us into the La finta giardiniera rehearsal room during preparations for their Tour 2014 performances across the country.

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              • La finta giardiniera to La traviata Glyndebourne stage timelapse


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                Timelapse of La finta giardiniera set transforming in to La traviata. Both operas will be performed at venues around the UK as part of the Glyndebourne Tour 2014. http://glyndebourne.com/season/glyndebourne-tour-2014

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                • Turn of The Screw, Tour 2014 Trailer


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                  This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Britten's The Turn of the Screw to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 18 October - 24 October 2014. Described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘one of Glyndebourne’s most provocative and accomplished productions’, The Turn of the Screw was first seen as part of Tour 2006 and is revived with a cast of rising stars including award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw in the role of the Governess and Jerwood Young Artist (2010) Anthony Gregory as Peter Quint. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/turn-screw-0

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                  • La traviata, Brindisi (The Drinking Song) Glyndebourne Festival 2014


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                    This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 4 October - 10 December 2014. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

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                    • La traviata Trailer Tour 2014


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                      This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour 2014 takes Verdi's La traviata, a new production from the 2014 Festival, to venues around the country starting at Glyndebourne from 4 October - 10 December 2014. Tickets and information: http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

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