Education

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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 you can explore different operas in our learn more section and read about the history of our education work below.


In 2016 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of education work at Glyndebourne. In 2017 we look forward more exciting projects, including:

  • Glyndebourne Academy – an operatic development project that aims to support gifted and talented young singers. The deadline for applications is Friday 27 January 2017. Click here for more information about the project and how to apply.
  • Belongings – a 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 and sign up for an audition, or read our blog here.
  • Brighton Schools Singing Project – working in collaboration with SoundCity in 5 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.

Help support our education work

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Take part

Find out how you can get involved with Glyndebourne education projects

Learn more

Discover opera through our interactive guides

30 Years 30 Days

In 2016 Glyndebourne marks 30 years since the creation of its education department through a social media campaign.