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GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA

Description
The Glyndebourne Archive was formally established in November 1987. It aims to provide a complete historical record of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, from their beginnings in 1934 and 1968 respectively, up to the present day, for the purposes of research, private study or just out of curiosity!

Now re-housed in newly renovated premises, the Archive contains a large collection of programme books, press cuttings, posters, printed ephemera, audio and video recordings, books and articles, all of which are available for consultation, and there is access to the majority of correspondence files.The collection consists of commercially released videos of Glyndebourne operas from 1972 to date.
Artefact description
The Archive contains a large collection of programme books, press cuttings, posters, printed ephemera, audio and video recordings, books and articles, all of which are available for consultation, and there is access to the majority of correspondence files
Website
http://www.glyndebourne.com
Keywords
Opera
Access
Researcher access by prior appointment with the Archive only. Opening hours, Monday to Friday, May to August 10.00-14.00, September to April 10.00-16.00.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Sales.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for research for academic purposes. Charges for facilities and handling. A price list is available upon request.
Copyright
The copyrights situation varies from video to video (see list published in Glyndebourne Recorded; details given above). Copyright advice available.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 100 hours. Documentary, feature films, opera productions.
Video components: VHS Video.
Radio. Radio recordings are also held.

Artefact and Related Documentation Holdings

Documents
Contracts; Correspondence; Photographs; Promotional literature; Ephemera
Projection & Viewing
Slide projectors
Sets & Costumes
Costume; Costume designs; Set designs
TV, Video & Digital
Television receivers; Video recording equipment

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Printed catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
The printed catalogue of Glyndebourne videos has been published in Glyndebourne Recorded by Paul Campion and Rosy Runciman, Julia Macrae Books, 1994, pp. 187-228.
Artefact notes
None

Main Contact

Name
Julia Aries
Job title
Archivist
Telephone
01273 812321
Fax
01273 812783
Email
julia.aries@glyndebourne.com
Address
Glyndebourne
Lewes
BN8 5UU

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