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October, 2018 | Tour Director: Sandy Burnett / Nicholas Wearne


Glyndebourne’s annual tour of world-class opera begins at its East Sussex home. Every year, the Glyndebourne Tour produces an exhilarating programme of world-class opera featuring young and promising singers. Many international careers – such as those of Thomas Allen, Felicity Lott and Willard White – began with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, as it was originally called.

Previous tours have included performances of some of the world’s most beloved operas, including Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Puccini’s Madama Butterly. Our 2018 tours will include two evening operas, around which will be woven daytime excursions to nearby cultural attractions, including beautiful Charleston House, where the Bloomsbury set once met, Michelham Priory, and Anne of Cleves House in the charming town of Lewes. 

Our first tour to Glyndebourne will be led by Nicholas Wearne, BA, MPhil, a former ACE Bursary student and former organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, currently holds a Junior Fellowship at Birmingham Conservatoire. 

Our second departure will be led by Sandy Burnett, MA, a musician and broadcaster who spent a decade as a presenter on BBC Radio 3, and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre.


October, 2018
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Full details relased in early 2018. Some itinerary details may be subject to change. Contact the ACE office now to register your interest.





Nicholas Wearne, BA, MPhil

An ACE Bursary student, Nicholhas holds a Junior Fellowship at Birmingham Conservatoire. His career as a solo organist has taken him all over the world and he was winner of the Poul Ruders Prize at the 2011 Odense International Organ Competition.

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Sandy Burnett, MA

A musician and broadcaster who has spent over a decade as one of the best-known classical music presenters on BBC Radio 3. He has confucted the major sacred works by J S Bach and has masterminded a complete cycle of the sacred cantatas.

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