With Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Mozart's The Magic Flute (1978 TV Movie)

165 min | Music, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Leo Goeke, Felicity Lott, Benjamin Luxon, Elisabeth Conquet

Votes: 13

2. The Barber of Seville (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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In a time when operas are often set to different contexts from the ones they were intended for, a philological production has its merits, representing both a rediscovery and a provocation. ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Maria Ewing, John Rawnsley, Max René Cossotti, Claudio Desderi

Votes: 25

3. Death in Venice (1990 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Robert Tear, Alan Opie, Michael Chance, Gerald Finley

Votes: 28

4. Where the Wild Things Are (1984 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

6.5
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Director: Christopher Swann | Stars: Karen Beardsley, Bernard Bennet, Perry Davey, Brian Dewhurst

Votes: 11

5. La traviata (1987 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Marie McLaughlin, Walter MacNeil, Brent Ellis, Jane Turner

Votes: 21

6. Theodora (1996 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Frode Olsen, David Daniels, Richard Croft, Dawn Upshaw

Votes: 36

7. A Midsummer Night's Dream (II) (1981 TV Movie)

156 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, James Bowman, Ryland Davies, Dale Duesing

Votes: 27

8. On Such a Night (1956)

37 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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An American tourist on a day trip to Sussex from London inadvertently finds himself at Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex where he learns to appreciate Opera.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Josephine Griffin, Marie Lohr, David Knight, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 26

9. L'incoronazione di Poppea (1984 TV Movie)

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Directors: Peter Hall, Robin Lough | Stars: Maria Ewing, Dennis Bailey, Cynthia Clarey, Dale Duesing

10. Ermione (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Music

9.0
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The process of writing the verses for Ermione was entrusted to the prolific librettist Andrea Leone Tottola, known also for the work he did with Donizetti, Bellini, Pacini and Mercadante. ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Diana Montague, Jorge Lopez-Yanez, Bruce Ford

Votes: 7

11. The Love for Three Oranges (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

7.1
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The prince is suffering from severe depression, and only laughter can save him.

Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Ryland Davies, Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Ugo Benelli, Willard White

Votes: 7

12. The Marriage of Figaro (1974 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Knut Skram, Ileana Cotrubas, Benjamin Luxon, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 28

13. Orfeo ed Euridice (1982 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

8.1
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Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Janet Baker, Elisabeth Speiser, Elizabeth Gale

Votes: 14

14. Pique Dame (1992 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.7
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Director: Peter Maniura | Stars: Yuri Marusin, Nancy Gustafson, Felicity Palmer, Sergei Leiferkus

Votes: 12

15. The Rake's Progress, a Fable (1979 TV Movie)

142 min | Music

8.2
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Thomas Lawlor, Nuala Willis, John Fryatt, Richard Van Allan

Votes: 20

16. The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland (1973 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

8.2
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Benjamin Luxon, Janet Baker, Richard Lewis, Ian Caley

Votes: 5

17. Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1985 TV Movie)

58 min | Family, Musical

7.8
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Director: Christopher Swann | Stars: Cynthia Buchan, Deborah Rees, Andrew Gallacher, Neil Jenkins

Votes: 9

18. Kát'a Kabanová (1988 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Barry McCauley, Felicity Palmer, Ryland Davies, Nancy Gustafson

Votes: 7

19. La clemenza di Tito (1991 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Titus Vespasian, Emperor of Rome, has succeeded to the throne that his father, Vespasian, usurped from the Emperor Vitellius. Vitellia, daughter of Vitellius, urges her boyfriend Sextus to ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Philip Langridge, Diana Montague, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ashley Putnam

Votes: 16

20. Carmen (1985 TV Movie)

164 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Live stage performance of the opera 'Carmen', with minute set decors, realistic acting, intense and rich voices.

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Maria Ewing, Barry McCauley, Marie McLaughlin, David Holloway

Votes: 12

21. Tristan und Isolde (2007 TV Movie)

358 min | Music

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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Jirí Belohlávek, Stephen Gadd, Robert Gambill, The Glyndebourne Chorus

22. Rodelinda (1998 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

8.7
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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Louise Winter, Andreas Scholl, Umberto Chiummo

Votes: 35

23. Così fan tutte (2006 TV Movie)

210 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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A philosopher demonstrates his theory by entrapping 2 sisters to abandon their recently departed soldier fiances for new men, really their fiances in disguise. Their maid assists in multiple roles, and by encouraging them to stray.

Director: Francesca Kemp | Stars: Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu, Luca Pisaroni, Nicolas Rivenq

Votes: 17

24. Don Giovanni (1978 TV Movie)

175 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Benjamin Luxon, Stafford Dean, Leo Goeke, Rachel Yakar

Votes: 7

25. Lulu (1996 TV Movie)

181 min | Crime, Drama, Music

8.1
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Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swan song charts the rise and fall of a femme fatale, a serial seductress, from life... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Christine Schäfer, Kathryn Harries, Norman Bailey, Patricia Bardon

Votes: 30

26. Albert Herring (1985 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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When Lady Billows realizes no girls in town are worthy of the May Queen title, she crowns virtuous Albert Herring, the greengrocer's son, as the village's May King.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: John Graham-Hall, Patricia Johnson, Felicity Palmer, Elizabeth Gale

Votes: 11

27. Yevgeny Onyegin (1994 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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First performed in Moscow in 1879, Eugene Onegin is an opera in three acts drawing its inspiration from Alexander Pushkin's novel. Considered by many as the "archetypal work of Russian ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Wojtek Drabowicz, Elena Prokina, Louise Winter, Yvonne Minton

Votes: 7

28. Le nozze di Figaro (1994 TV Movie)

189 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Gerald Finley, Alison Hagley, Renée Fleming, Andreas Schmidt

Votes: 49

29. Intermezzo (I) (1983 TV Movie)

155 min | Musical

8.4
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Based on the life of the opera's composer, Richard Strauss.

Director: David Buxton | Stars: Felicity Lott, John Pringle, Ian Caley, Elizabeth Gale

Votes: 5

30. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2016 TV Movie)

168 min | Music

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Kostanze and 2 servants are captive of the Pasha, with Osmin as overseer. Pasha resists taking Kostanze by force. Belmonte nearly retrieves the captives. When Pasha learns Belmonte's father exiled Pasha from his homeland, things look dire.

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Robin Ticciati, Sally Matthews, Edgaras Montvidas, Tobias Kehrer

31. Pelléas et Mélisande (I) (1999 TV Movie)

164 min | Family, Drama, Music

9.2
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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Christiane Oelze, Richard Croft, John Tomlinson, Gwynne Howell

Votes: 12

32. Beethoven's Fidelio (1980 TV Movie)

128 min | Music, Drama

8.0
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ian Caley, Elizabeth Gale, Curt Appelgren, Elisabeth Söderström

Votes: 12

33. Le comte Ory (1997 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

8.1
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Marc Laho, Annick Massis, Diana Montague, Ludovic Tézier

Votes: 7

34. Idomeneo (1974 TV Movie)

Music, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: John Pritchard, Richard Lewis, Leo Goeke, Bozena Betley

Votes: 6

35. Manon Lescaut (1997 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.5
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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Adina Nitescu, Patrick Denniston, Roberto De Candia, Paolo Montarsolo

Votes: 6

36. Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne (1999 TV Special)

89 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Myung-Whun Chung

Votes: 20

37. Cosi fan tutte (1978 TV Movie)

180 min | Music

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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Bozena Betley, Nan Christie, Max René Cossotti, Stafford Dean

38. Simon Boccanegra (1998 TV Movie)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Elena Prokina, Giancarlo Pasquetto, David Rendall, Alastair Miles

Votes: 5

39. Handel: Saul (2015 TV Movie)

177 min | Music

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King Saul goes mad with envy over his subjects' appreciation of David slaying Goliath. Consequences are fatal.

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Christopher Purves, Iestyn Davies, Lucy Crowe, Sophie Bevan

40. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Music, Musical

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Live recording of Mozart's Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, from the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, 1980.

Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ryland Davies, Willard White, James Hoback, Joachim Bißmeier

41. Flight (1999 TV Movie)

131 min | Music

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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Christopher Robson, Claron McFadden, Richard Coxon, Mary Plazas

42. Jenufa (1989 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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The embittered widow, Kostelnicka, drowns her infant grandson to save her beloved stepdaughter Jenufa from the shame and hardship of raising an illegitimate child.

Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Roberta Alexander, Anja Silja, Menai Davies, Philip Langridge

Votes: 11

43. Don Giovanni (1995 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Gilles Cachemaille, Steven Page, Hillevi Martinpelto, Adrianne Pieczonka

Votes: 10

44. Mozart's Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (1975 TV Movie)

149 min | Music, Comedy

8.0
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Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Anson Austin, Thomas Allen, Helena Döse, Sylvia Lindenstrand

Votes: 6

45. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera (1991 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Kiri Te Kanawa introduces a selection of some of her personal favorite operatic scenes.

Director: Keith Cheetham | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Allen, Vladimir Atlantov, Janet Baker

Votes: 10

46. La Cenerentola (1983 TV Movie)

155 min | Fantasy, Music, Romance

8.3
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When Prince Ramiro and Cenerentola meet, it is love at first sight.

Director: John Vernon | Stars: Kathleen Kuhlmann, Marta Taddei, Laura Zannini, Claudio Desderi

Votes: 15

47. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess (1993)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston, S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey

Votes: 126

48. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: L'incoronazione di Poppea (1984)

150 min | Music

8.1
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Directors: Peter Hall, Robin Lough | Stars: Maria Ewing, Dennis Bailey, Cynthia Clarey, Dale Duesing

Votes: 11

49. Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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Commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera House for their new youth oriented community opera, choirmaster Gareth Malone begins his search for untapped teen-aged talent to become the fifty members ... See full summary »

Director: Cesca Eaton | Stars: Vas Angelov, Amy Chapman, Nick Collon, Zoe Croft

50. Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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Before rehearsals begin, Gareth wants to expose the chorus members to an opera - for most, their first ever - and takes them into London see a production of "La bohème", which will give ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beney | Stars: Robert Winslade Anderson, Vas Angelov, Stefan Bodle, Billy Charlesworth


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