Inside Stories

  1. Organ Room Pattern

    A pattern for Glyndebourne: inspired by the Organ Room

    The ceiling of the Organ Room at Glyndebourne is a thing of great beauty, constructed a century ago to the exacting specifications of our founder, John Christie. Now the pattern of the ceiling has had a new lease of life – it has been recreated and used on a beautiful new range of products exclusive to the Glyndebourne shop. Here we take a look at the origins of the Organ Room, and how the pattern has been lovingly resurrected for the 21st century.

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  2. Inspired by Mozart

    We take a look at the special place of Mozart at Glyndebourne, and explore our shop’s collection of Mozart-inspired items.

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  3. Interview with Halcyon Days CEO Pamela Harper

    Halcyon Days are a leading manufacturer of handcrafted luxury goods. The company is a byword for English elegance, much like the Glyndebourne Festival, and has been creating bespoke products for the Glyndebourne Shop for a number of years. We spoke to Pamela Harper, Chairman and CEO of Halcyon Days, to find out more about this heritage brand and her career in business.

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  4. Capturing the magical essence of Glyndebourne

    London based contemporary-artist Charlotte Posner, the creator the Lily pad and Orchestra collections for Glyndebourne, talks exclusively about her career as an artist and discover her top picks from her ranges.

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  5. In interview with Die Zauberflöte designer André Barbe

    We talk to André Barbe, half of the acclaimed director-designer duo Barbe & Doucet, about their new Glyndebourne production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and accompanying range for the Glyndebourne Shop.

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  6. Head Over Heels In Love. The Glyndebourne Story

    Author: Julia Aries

    In December 1930, John Christie planned to give the latest in a series of amateur operatic excerpts in the Organ Room at Glyndebourne, his country-house estate in Sussex. However, for the first time, he hired two professional singers from the Carl Rosa Opera Company. The subsequent performances from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail were hilariously unprofessional – as all family entertainments should be. But for John Christie, this familiar event proved life changing, for at 48 years of age, he fell head over heels in love.

    John Christie and Audrey Mildmay
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