Education at Glyndebourne

Ever dreamed of taking part in an opera? What if you could work with the world’s best?

Find out how you can take part in our opera projects and get involved either on stage or behind the scenes.

At Glyndebourne we believe in supporting and nurturing talented young singers and anyone interested in learning more about how an opera house works.

We also know you never stop learning and our education work is not just for school children. We hope that our audiences will learn more about opera via our opera guides including Don Pasquale and La traviata which both featured in this year’s Festival,

Upcoming projects

Glyndebourne Autumn Sing with Mary King

Autumn Sing offers the chance for aspiring young singers to join renowned singing teacher and Glyndebourne Vocal Talent Consultant Mary King plus a team of opera professionals for three days of practical workshops each Autumn.

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Performances for Schools

Full-length and fully-staged operas in our world-famous auditorium performed for an audience of students with a special introduction on stage.

  • Mozart’s Così fan tutte on Wednesday 11 October 2017, 11.00am – 2.15pm

  • Lewis Murphy’s Belongings on Friday 10 November 2017, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Glyndebourne Academy

An operatic development project that aims to support gifted and talented young singers – the opening weekend for 2017 participants will take place in May.


Newly commissioned opera to be performed by Glyndebourne Youth Opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence) with a libretto by young up-and-coming writer Laura Attridge. Click here to find out more about this exciting new project or read our blog here.

Brighton Schools Singing Project

Working in collaboration with SoundCity in five state secondary schools across Brighton and Hove, this is a large scale participation project working to engage secondary school teachers and pupils in singing in-and-outside of the classroom to create a legacy of healthy vocal music-making within schools.

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Take part

Find out how you can get involved with Glyndebourne education projects, with opportunities for local young people, adults, schools, and more. These include Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Performances for Schools, Glyndebourne Academy, and Raise Your Voice.

Learn more

Discover opera through our interactive guides and digital resources.

About Glyndebourne education

Read about and explore the history of our education work, including a timeline of our work, details about our past projects, and participant case studies.