Opera fans reluctant to make the trek all the way to Glyndebourne will be pleased to know that this August, they can now to enjoy the delights of the celebrated venue in the 18th century urban surroundings of the courtyard of Somerset House.
Relayed live on a massive screen will be Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress featuring designs by artist David Hockney, Michael Grandage’s opera directing debut, Billy Budd and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Digital high definition technology, LED displays that are super sharp – even before sunset – and high quality sound guarantee the best possible opera experience outside an auditorium.
To further replicate the Glyndebourne experience, audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics or can pre-order a hamper from Fortnum and Mason. There will also be workshops inspired by David Hockney’s set and costume designs and family friendly music workshops inspired by the folk-art and fables of Hansel and Gretel.