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See Glyndebourne Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg live - for free!

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday 20 May 2011 | 3:37:00 am

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg GFO 2011: Chorus ensemble. Image Alastair Muir

As you are surely already aware, Glyndebourne's first Meistersinger is sold out. But not to fret, should you so wish, you still have two opportunities to see and hear it:

Option 1: The Cinema:
Cinema relays of live operas are growing in both frequency and popularity. This summer Glyndebourne will take full advantage of this trend and a number of  performances from the Festival can be seen at a cinema, hopefully, near you. For a full list and booking information please go to the festivals site here: Glyndebourne Festival on Screen    

Option 2: Free:
Glynbourne has gotten together with the Guardian newspaper to provide free online video, access to the last night of Meistersinger. This can be accessed either at the Glyndebourne site or at the Guardian's website. And if you cannot be at a computer that day or time? It will remain viewable for a further 6 days thereafter on-demand - and still free!

For more information visit the Guardian here: The Guardian teams up with Glyndebourne this summer

And the time and place?

Day: June 26, 2011
Time: 1:40 pm (British Summer Time)