FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Songs of the Sea, Glyndebourne, 13 May

Glyndebourne, more well known for its epic operatic productions, is this month hosting a Brighton Festival event which looks to be more than just a little bit special.

Songs of the Sea is a one-off event coming this Sun 13 May, and is billed as a voyage through words and music inspired by the sea and will include compositions from Haydn, Elgar and Brahms.

It will also bring to life the classic works of poetry from some of Britain’s greatest poets. Narrator Rory Kinnear will be reading works from Rudyard Kipling and Emily Dickinson, among others – the former being a well-known Sussex resident during his lifetime.

This ambitious event brings together tenor Mark Padmore, baritone Roderick Williams, and pianist Julius Drake, who imbue a local touch to the performance in celebrating the sea – a familiar site of rest and relaxation for many.  It’s sure to be evocative, entertaining and an ideal setting for a good picnic weather, with its location in the lush South Downs and expertly manicured gardens.

Tickets are available to book through the Brighton Festival event page:


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