Video: Baritone John Chest Live on ClassicFM from Glyndebourne

Baritone John Chest is currently performing at Glyndebourne as Pelléas in their new production Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, directed by Stefan Herheim which runs until August 9 (more information here). John took a moment to perform a mini-recital with pianist Gareth Hancock for Classic FM in Glyndebourne’s iconic Organ Room. It was in this room that Glyndebourne’s founder John Christie first began hosting musical performances for his friends and family, out of which grew the world-renowned Glyndebourne Festival.

The Organ Room is also the inspiration for Stefan Herheim’s new production of Debussy’s Pélleas et Mélisande for Glyndebourne Festival 2018, in which John performs the role of Pélleas. Check out the video: