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 an exciting team of experienced opera professionals for three days of practical workshops each Autumn.

Based on Glyndebourne Academy, the programme is ideally suited to young singers (aged 14-19) with a desire to develop as soloists and explore operatic repertoire. Over three days Mary and her team explore a range of themes and look at some of the key skills singers need to master in opera, including vocal technique, performance and stagecraft, and singing in foreign languages.


The course is open to anyone who is aged between 14 and 19 for the course duration. There is an assumption that singers will be comfortable reading music, but extensive prior experience of opera or solo singing is not a prerequisite. Participating singers must be available to attend all three days of the course. You will be required to bring pre-prepared repertoire to work on during the course.

This Autumn Sing is subject to an audition process. During your audition you will need to prepare:

  • Two short pieces (maximum duration 3 minutes) to sing with piano accompaniment, one of which should be in English
  • One song in Italian that you know – ideally an arie antiche from the 17th/18th centuries

Dates for 2018 will be announced on this page and to our mailing lists.

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