2023 Season: 19 May – 27 August 2023
The Glyndebourne Opera House and Festival is a popular venue and occasion for many of our clients who enjoy the relaxed, unique atmosphere and world class performances that Glyndebourne is famous for.
Glyndebourne Chauffeur Car Service for chauffeur-driven travel to Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Lewes, East Sussex. Specialising in London wait and return journeys in luxury chauffeur-driven cars.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera is held annually from May until August, in the grounds of a beautiful six hundred year old English country house, located near Lewes in East Sussex. Ever since 1934 the venue has been celebrated for its productions of Mozart operas, until more recently where the company has expanded it’s repertoire, with productions of both Handel and Janacek operas. The opera used to be hosted inside the house but now the venue is located in it’s own free-standing opera house close to the main house. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident and primary orchestra for the Glyndebourne Festival.
“I speak of love awake I speak of love in my dreams, To the water, the shadows, the mountains, To the flowers, the grass, the fountains.”
The opera house is run by Gus Christie, whose grandfather John founded it in 1934, positioning it next to his country home. The Glyndebourne Festival is a unique and celebrated annual summer event that combines fine picnics with the finest in opera performances. This slightly eccentric English event allows time for an extended interval. Just enough time for an evening meal. Many of the audience choose to picnic in the garden. Some dine alfresco on rugs, while others bring tables, candlesticks and ice buckets. Nearly all wear evening dress. If the weather is not particularly summery then Glyndebourne does have an excellent choice of restaurants.
The charm of the occasion does not dilute from the opera performed at Glyndebourne, for over 75 years Glyndebourne has been recognised as a world class operatic institution. Glyndebourne helped launch the careers of some celebrated artists too, including, Kate Royal, Thomas Allen, Edward Gardner, Joan Sutherland, Janet Baker, John Tomlinson, Simon Rattle and John Pritchard.
Call 020 8400 4829 or contact us to find out more about our chauffeur driven service for Glyndebourne and other chauffeur services for the opera.
We chauffeur many opera-goers from London and the rest of the UK to Glyndebourne and are aware of the best roads to navigate to and from the estate. Normally we would pick you up after lunch, drive you to the opera, where your chauffeur would wait for you, and then drive you home late in the evening. Whether you are using the long interval between the operas for a picnic dinner on the lawns, or you wish to dine in one of the restaurants on the grounds, you can enjoy the opera knowing you are not in a rush to catch the last train home.
We offer plenty of chauffeur driven options to the operas. If you are a larger party we can provide ultra-luxurious Coaches and Minibuses and for 7 passengers of less – we can provide you with V-Class Mercedes MPV. We also offer other superb limousines such as the S-class Mercedes, Range Rover Vogue, Bentley Mulsanne and the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
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