Commissions

Tycho's Dream (2014)

Tycho’s Dream is a science-fiction adventure performed by 57 talented young performers and an orchestra comprised of young instrumentalists.

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Captain Blood's Revenge (2013)

Captain Blood’s Revenge combines adventure, mystery and a bit of spookiness in a tale of buccaneering high jinks that everyone can enjoy.

Imago (2013)

Imago changes the dynamic between youth and age to produce a startling and moving story about what happens when wishes refuse to die.

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Lovers Walk (2012)

Four couples from different times share the same courting path with one another…

Followers (2011)

A site-specific promenade piece created by Julian Philips, Glyndebourne’s first Composer-in-Residence.

On Off (2011)

GYO production inspired by Glyndebourne's wind turbine, which was in construction at the time.

Johnny Boy (2011)

An adaptation of Don Giovanni in collaboration with Brighton Dome, the Youth Offending Service and Audio Active.

The Yellow Sofa (2009)

A new opera in the 2009 Festival by Composer-in-Residence, Julian Philips, with a libretto by Edward Kemp directed by Frederic Wake-Walker

Who Am I? (2009)

Inspired by Rusalka with lyrics and narrative devised from the participants' own experiences and dramatic improvisations.

A Shadow Awaits (2009)

A Shadow Awaits was devised by 300 Year 7 students, in conjunction with John Barber and James Redwood, through the Glyndebourne Transition project.

Two Truths (2007)

A new mini opera created in 2007, based on Macbeth, composed by James Redwood in cooperation with librettist Alison Fenner

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School 4 Lovers (2006)

Our Hip H’Opera, a new version of Cosi fan tutte, was a collaboration between four opera houses in Estonia, Germany, Finland and the UK.

Elemental (2004)

The performance included pieces specially written for GYOG4 and BYO 1&2 over three years.

Earth Birth (2003)

A piece devised as part of the Thanet Residency (2001-2003) by members of the community.

Fire Work (2002)

A music theatre piece by composer Will Todd and librettist Elizabeth Clarke Melville, later performed as part of Elemental.

Caol I (2002)

An orchestral piece by Ian McCrae later performed as part of Elemental.

Airheads (2001)

A music theatre piece by composer Ian McCrae and libretto by Jane Buckler

Zoë (2000)

Following the overwhelming success of Misper in 1997, John Lunn and Stephen Plaice were commissioned once again for Zoë.

Misper (1997)

Glyndebourne's first youth opera, written for 5 Professional singers, 73 young people in cast and a youth orchestra.

Dreamdragons (1993)

Jonathan Dove community opera commissioned by Glyndebourne and performed in Ashford, Kent, 1993.