1. Glyndebourne Festival - 2012 Season Overview


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    Hear from Director Melly Still on The Cunning Little Vixen, Sir Peter Hall on La Cenerentola and Jonathan Kent on The Fairy Queen. The season overview gives you an insight to the opportunities and events available at the Glyndebourne Festival. The Cunning little Vixen - Overture used with kind permission of Chandos Records Ltd - www.glyndebourne.com/product/cunning-little-vixen-c-rattle Ravel - L'Heure Espagnole - Introduction used with kind permission of Deutsche Grammaphon. - www.glyndebourne.com/product/lheure-espagnolelenfant-et-les-sortil%C3%A8ges-c-maazel

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    • Director Melly Still on Rusalka, Glyndebourne Festival 2009


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      Glyndebourne's first ever production of Dvorak's radiant masterpiece Rusalka premiered at the 2009 Festival. Melly Still, acclaimed director of The Coram Boy at the National Theatre, comments on her approach to working at Glyndebourne on her first opera production. The story, based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Little Mermaid, is a moving fairy tale about the passion of a beautiful water nymph who falls for a handsome Prince.

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      • The Cunning Little Vixen - Learning to walk on the wild side


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        The set for the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival production of Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen included a vertical back wall with a forest path that doubled as a subterranean glance into the animals lair. Get an insight from the dancers involved who had to walk the vertical path with only a wire attached to their pelvis, Interesting fact: Cast members referred to the set as the 'gerbilarium'.

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        • Sir Andrew Davis - Back in the pit


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          Conductor and former Glyndebourne music director Sir Andrew Davis reflects back on his tenure at Glyndebourne at the occasion of his return to the pit for the 2011 revival production of Dvořák's Rusalka.

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          • Creating The Cunning Little Vixen


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            The team behind Glyndebourne's 2012 production of The Cunning Little Vixen explore and discuss some of the themes and stories behind Leoš Janáček's opera and how they have been presented on stage. Features soprano Lucy Crowe, Director Melly Still, Costume designer Dinah Collin and Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. The opera can be seen on Glyndebourne's website until June 22:

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            • Rat About Town animation


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              This Christmas, we are thrilled to present a world premiere by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy – RATS’ TALES - showing at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 29 November 2012 - 12 January 2013 ‘Expect something enchanting, cheeky and a little bit dark’ The Guardian Created in collaboration with acclaimed theatre maker Melly Still (CORAM BOY, BEASTS AND BEAUTIES), the show is inspired by the story of THE PIED PIPER. Taking Carol Ann’s collection of stories THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD, and combining it with folk stories from around the world, the play deals with the sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious transition from childhood to adulthood. ‘Fairy tales are strange and familiar, frightening and reassuring, and provide a map of childhood which we can use as adults to remember who we are. Their retelling and reinterpretation is part of the lifeblood of literature.’ Carol Ann Duffy With live music, animation, puppetry and incredible acting, this World Premiere tells stories that get to the heart of childhood and celebrate the spirit of the festive season. A genuine alternative to pantomime this Christmas – for anyone aged 8 – 108. More information at www.royalexchange.co.uk/rats

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              • RATS' TALES Photo Montage with Press Quotes


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                Check out our beautiful montage of RATS' TALES production photos, interspersed with just some of the fantastic press quotes from the critics. RATS' TALES runs from 29 November 2012 - 12 January 2013 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. www.royalexchange.co.uk/rats Photos by Jonathan Keenan

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