Avant Première Talk
‘Danielle de Niese – The Birth of an Opera’


Making their debut at Avant Première, Danielle de Niese and Glyndebourne present extracts from the documentary ‘The Birth of an Opera’ - a behind the scenes look at the creation of Glyndebourne’s new production of Rossini’s great comic opera, The Barber of Seville. The film shows the assiduous rehearsal process Glyndebourne undertakes for every production: Glyndebourne’s cast and crew get a full six weeks of preparation, enabling an unparalleled attention to detail and finesse in the finished performance.
The documentary follows de Niese as she prepares to make her debut in The Barber of Seville's starring role of Rosina. There are interviews too with director Annabel Arden, conductor Enrique Mazzola, designer Joanna Parker and key Glyndebourne figures.

Tuesday 14 Feb 201717:15 - 17:45Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz,


Danielle de Niese

Opera Soprano

Danielle de Niese is more than just the most magnetic presence in modern classical music, or the woman described by the New York Times magazine as ‘opera’s coolest soprano.’ She is also the performer who is shredding the classical rulebook with her unique combination of artistic credibility and exotic 21st century allure.

George Bruell

Director of Communications at Glyndebourne

George Bruell started his career in the City of London working in finance and technology. In 2008 he joined Glyndebourne. As Director of Communications George is responsible for managing Glyndebourne’s brand and PR, marketing, sales and audience insight, filming and content creation and distribution. During this time he has expanded Glyndebourne’s reach and developed a sustainable filming and broadcast model, establishing relationships with a number of arts and media partners worldwide.


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