Glyndebourne Opens With New CosÐ Fan Tutte

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The 2006 Glyndebourne Opera Festival opens tonight with a new production of Mozart's CosÐ fan tutte directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. Ivšn Fischer leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

The season runs through August 27; it also includes a new production of Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery and revivals of Beethoven's Fidelio, Handel's Giulio Cesare, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Strauss's Die Fledermaus.

Betrothal in a Monastery is directed by Daniel Slater; Glyndebourne music director Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic. The cast includes Nathan Gunn as Ferdinand.

Fidelio, seen in Deborah Warner's 2001 staging, is conducted by Mark Elder; Anja Kampe is Leonore. Peter Hall's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream dates from 1981; Ilan Volkov conducts; Bejun Mehta is Oberon.

Die Fledermaus stars legendary baritone Thomas Allen as Eisenstein (for some performances). Jurowski conducts Stephen Lawless's 2003 production.

Giulio Cesare is a revival of last season's staging by David McVicar. Emanuelle HaÇm conducts a cast led by David Daniels.

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