It is the dream of many musicians to have the opportunity to perform at Glyndebourne, the world-famous opera house in East Sussex, England. So how did over one hundred members of Allen & Overy staff and its alumni have the opportunity to realize that dream by performing Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Glyndebourne on a Saturday evening in February, and in doing so become the first corporate organization to perform there?

The seed was sown some years ago when Guy Beringer, A&O’s recently retired senior partner, was given a tour backstage and asked how Glyndebourne used the space during the off-season. On being told it was usually closed, he said he felt sure that many outside organizations would be keen to use it.

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