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Collection Description

Collection Title
English Provinces: Glyndebourne (1934-2012)
A collection of nine boxes of programme from Glyndebourne, from 1934 to 2003. The collection includes press cuttings, fliers, leaflets, tickets and newsletters.

The majority of items in the collection are festival programme books from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The collection includes books from the following years: 1934-1936, 1939, 1952-2012. The early books are much slimmer and smaller than their later counterparts; the official programme books were launched in 1952. The collection includes material from the first festival, in 1934. In addition to festival programme books, there are also a number of individual opera programmes (from the 1930s), fliers and booking forms (largely from the 1990s). The collection includes a number of items from associated events, such as lectures and exhibitions.

The collection includes items from performances and events given outside of the main opera festival. These include concert programmes – for instance programmes from concerts given by the London Mozart Players in 1959 and 1961 – and courses. In addition, there are a small number of items from local events which used the performing space of Glyndebourne: for instance, recitals given as part of the Brighton Festival in 1989.

Arrangement: 11 boxes in chronological order, as follows:


There is a further box of Glyndebourne Touring Opera programmes which can be consulted separately
Date range of collection
1934 - 2012
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
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Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council