Glyndebourne opera sings for wind

Glyndebourne Festival in Sussex is set to sing to a different tune this year as it confirms plans to become, what it claims, is world's first opera festival powered by renewable energy.

A large scale 67 metre high 900kW Enercon E44 wind turbine was launched at the site earlier this year by Sir David Attenborough, helping Glyndebourne become the first UK arts centre to generate its own wind power.

Despite some opposition to the turbine, it is anticipated that the turbine will generate contribute 90% of the power necessary to stage Glyndebourne's operas - meaning festival goers to the 78th Glyndebourne Festival will be listening to productions of Janáček, Mozart and Ravel through the power of wind.

More information on the Glyndebourne Festival 2012, which takes place from May 20 to August 26 can be found here.

Carys Matthews


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