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Glyndebourne tickets

On 2 Jul 2018 at 9:28am Claire Edwards wrote:
Giulio Cesare Friday 6 July 4.05 pm. 2 tickets £20 each, standing with restricted view.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 6:20pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
As much as I like opera, the combination of standing, a restricted view and the current weather is not very appealing.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 6:23pm Figaro wrote:
I have never used the standing spaces but I thought they were first come first served as to where you stood?. Have they now made allocated spaces for standing, hence yours being restricted view?.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 7:58pm Magnifico wrote:
I'm just a poor boy, can't afford £20
On 2 Jul 2018 at 8:11pm claireedwards wrote:
The tickets are allocated numbered spaces. All standing tickets are restricted view, you miss the back corner and nearside wing of the stage.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 8:31pm Figaro wrote:
Interesting, when the house first opened they were a free for all. People would arrive hours early with little camping chairs to stake their place. Presumably thats why they changed the system. So much has changed there now......
On 2 Jul 2018 at 8:50pm A Person wrote:
I like the standing tickets - the last time I paid £30 and was right next to people who had spent £160 each for their seats. These from were in the Upper Circle and they said "restricted view" but actually they were considerably less restricted than my view from the back of a box, because the chap in front of me was (a) very tall and (b) wanted to snuggle up to his partner. Those tickets were £210. (I should add that they were a gift: I don't have that kind of money either!). Also you're not standing; there's a padded bench to perch on.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 8:54pm Figaro wrote:
I cant believe anyone paid £160.00 to sit in that area of the Upper Circle, but as I say, things have changed a lot. Very few of the boxes have decent views and the ones that do, at the back of circle level have terrible acoustics.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 9:23pm Sussex Jim wrote:
It is amazing how much people are prepared to pay to attend an entertainment venue or a sporting event. But it does show how relatively well off we all are, that we can do these things as well as eat and pay our rent/mortgage. Thank goodness that we are still Great Britain.
On 2 Jul 2018 at 10:07pm Audrey Mildmay wrote:
"Snobs on the Lawn ."
On 2 Jul 2018 at 11:16pm A Person wrote:
I don't have that kind of money, nor anything like it. But I seize opportunities when I can, and Glyndebourne is an institution to be cherished. Quite apart from anything else, it brings a lot of visitors (and revenue) to this town.

"Snobs on the lawn". Some, possibly. Others - most - are people who love opera, and relish the opportunity to enjoy it performed to the standard Glyndebourne manages. And a surprising number of tickets cost not much more than a night out at the pub.

I'm sorry Jim, but I am going to take issue with your "it does show how relatively well off we are" statement. It really doesn't. Being able to spend £600 or £700 on a night out without blinking - whether it's the opera or going to a rock concert or football match - demonstrates the yawning gap between the haves and have nots in this country. Relative to whom, exactly?
On 3 Jul 2018 at 6:32am Handel wrote:
I saw this opera at the dress rehearsal and if I could stand I would take these tickets. It's the most fabulous production and twenty quid is great value. I have gone to Glyndebourne on the cheap tickets yes cheap, cheaper than lots of gigs

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