GYO Workshops

Glyndebourne Youth Opera Workshops

Every year Glyndebourne Youth Opera provides local young people with world-class performance opportunities and engaging opera workshops open to all. Activity is streamed according to age group:

GYO 1: Ages 9-13
GYO 2: Ages 14-19

Any child living within a 25-mile radius of Glyndebourne is invited to take part in workshops in the Spring and Autumn terms. These introduce young people to the world of opera, through performing, creating and learning about opera from every angle. Any child who takes part in a workshop becomes eligible to audition for a GYO performance project.

GYO Spring Workshops

We are pleased to announce a series of Glyndebourne Youth Opera workshops taking place throughout February and March 2018.

Audition Technique
Led by music director Stephen Higgins and director Rebecca Hanbury these sessions will help you build confidence and learn new audition techniques.

Location: Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne

GYO 1 (Ages 9-13) Mon 12 February Booking closed

GYO 2 (Ages 14-19) Tue 13 February Booking closed

Let’s make an opera!
Get hands on with the process of creating an opera with a top notch creative team including composer Howard Moody and director Simon Iorio.

Location: Glyndebourne

GYO 1 (Ages 9-13) Fri 16 February Booking closed

GYO 2 (Ages 14-19) Sat 17 February Booking closed

Creative Musicianship
Renowned composer and workshop leader Fraser Trainer will give you the chance to explore your voice as an instrument and a tool for generating music. A great way to develop your sense of rhythm and creativity.

Location: Brighton

GYO 1 (Ages 9-13) Sun 25 February Booking closed

GYO 2 (Ages 14-19) Sun 11 March Booking closed

Singing Technique
Director of Music for The Bromley Boy Singers Travis Baker will help you get the best from your voice and show you how to start developing a sound, healthy technique. Particularly suitable for GYO1 boys.

Location: Glyndebourne

GYO 1 (Ages 9-13) Sat 17 March Booking closed

​Introduction to stage combat
Join professional fight director Keith Wallis for a day exploring the basics of unarmed stage combat and fight choreography.

Location: Glyndebourne

GYO 2 (Ages 14-19) Sun 18 March Booking closed

Finding your dramatic voice
Led by music director Stephen Higgins and director James Bonas these sessions give you the chance to explore drama and storytelling through singing and music – an essential element in the art of opera and musical theatre performance!

Location: Bexhill College, Bexhill

GYO 1 (Ages 9-13) Sat 24 March Book now
Booking closes Wed 21 March

GYO 2 (Ages 14-19) Sun 25 March Book now
Booking closes Wed 21 March

Further details

  • Timings – all workshops will run from 10am to 4pm.
  • Fees – workshops are £18 each (a £9 concessionary rate is available for those in receipt of benefits. Families with more than one child in the project will be eligible for the discounted rate for the second and additional children).
  • Criteria – to take part you must live within a 25 mile radius of Glyndebourne and be aged between 9 – 13 years old for GYO1 workshops or 14 – 19 years old for GYO2 workshops on the day the event takes place.

Booking information

Booking opens on Tuesday 30 January at 10.00am online – please check back here after that time to make your booking. Tickets are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Full details and further information will be sent to all participants once the booking deadline has passed.

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

For any questions regarding Glyndebourne Youth Opera please contact us any time.
T: 01273 815023