GYO performance projects

We’re committed to enabling local young people to access unique world-class operatic experiences, with exceptional performance opportunities at the very heart of our programme.

For those who haven’t been in a GYO performance company before it is a requirement that you attend at least one of our open workshops before you are eligible to audition. For information about GYO workshops click here.

If you’d like to receive further details of GYO workshops and performance projects, you can join the GYO mailing list and receive updates throughout the year.

Auditions
GYO performance projects have rightly earned a reputation for excellence, and places are in high demand. Each year performance companies drawn from GYO1 and GYO2 get the chance to tackle challenging, exciting (and often new) repertoire under the expert tutelage of our Directors and Music Directors. Auditions enable us to maintain this standard, and to be as fair as possible, places will always be allocated at audition on the basis of aptitude and suitability for the role.

Belongings
Belongings is a newly commissioned opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence) with a libretto by young up-and-coming writer Laura Attridge which explores the theme of child migration. Its world premiere at Glyndebourne in November 2017 will mark 20 years of Glyndebourne Youth Opera (GYO) with a performance company formed of members of GYO groups 1 and 2.

Our chorus of 67 local young people has been cast and rehearsals are now underway.

Nothing
Nothing was the latest large-scale youth opera from Glyndebourne, with GYO2 taking centre stage, performing with professional singers and guided by a top flight creative team including conductor Sian Edwards in a fully staged production at Glyndebourne. Talented young instrumentalists played alongside the Southbank Sinfonia. Performances took place 25-27 February 2016 on the main stage at Glyndebourne

A Garden Dream
In 2016 a company of 45 GYO1 members worked with Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence Lewis Murphy and a first rate creative team including renowned Music Director Howard Moody and innovative Director Daisy Evans on a brand new work inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This was performed in and around the Glyndebourne gardens alongside the revival production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream during the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival.

For any questions regarding Glyndebourne Youth Opera please contact us at any time.

E: education@glyndebourne.com
T: 01273 815 023

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A Garden Dream

A company of 38 GYO1 members worked with Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence Lewis Murphy and a first rate creative team on a brand new work inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed in the gardens during the long interval.

Nothing

Nothing is the latest large-scale community opera from Glyndebourne and a chance for GYO2 to take centre stage, performing with professional singers and guided by a top flight creative team in a fully staged production at Glyndebourne.

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Belongings

Belongings is a newly commissioned opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in-Residence) with a libretto by young up-and-coming writer Laura Attridge which explores the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes.