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WOS Radio: Glyndebourne 2009 in the Spotlight

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This year is the 75th anniversary season at Glyndebourne. Here, journalist and broadcaster Edward Seckerson discusses two of the key productions at this year's festival.

First up, he interviews conductor Vladimir Jurowski and Christopher Purves who plays the larger-than-life protagonist in Glyndebourne's new production of Falstaff, which runs for 13 performances between 21 May and 11 July.

And here, he speaks to Sarah Connolly, Danielle de Niese and conductor Laurence Cummings about Glyndebourne's 2009 Festival revival production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, which runs for 13 performances between 22 May and 3 July.

Musical extracts with kind permission of EMI Classics, Decca and Harmonia Mundi.

Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is chief classical music and opera critic for the Independent. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen, in which he interviewed many of the most prominent writers and stars of musical theatre. He appears regularly on BBC Radio 3 and 4. On television, he has commentated a number of times at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition. He has published books on Mahler and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and has been on Gramophone Magazine’s review panel for many years. Seckerson presented the 2007 series of the Radio 4 music quiz Counterpoint. He has interviewed everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Liza Minelli; from Paul McCartney to Pavarotti: from Julie Andrews to Jessye Norman. For more info visit www.edwardseckerson.biz

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