After the scheduled Glyndebourne Festival 2020 at the auditorium was cancelled, the organizer has announced plans to reopen for a series of open-air operas and concerts this summer, allowing audiences to return with social distancing measures in place.

Audiences will be encouraged to bring picnics and dress in black tie for the concerts, though the dress code will be discretionary, the news release says.

People will be seated in household groups for the performances, which will take place in July and August, and concerts will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

From mid-July, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will perform the outdoor concerts, the London Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in August. It is also foreseen that an opera will be staged outdoors, but details have yet to be announced.

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