Boys wanted to perform on main stage at Glyndebourne

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On 11 July Glyndebourne will hold auditions for a limited number of places for boys in the chorus of its new youth opera, Nothing.

Nothing will be performed on the main stage at Glyndebourne in February 2016. An amateur youth chorus of around 60 teenagers will appear alongside professional singers in a fully staged production by director Bijan Sheibani, who regularly creates work for the National Theatre.


Nothing is a new opera based on the award-winning book for young adults by Danish author Janne Teller. It has been adapted by the team behind the Olivier Award-nominated The Firework Maker’s Daughter; composer David Bruce and librettist Glyn Maxwell.

It is a story about teenagers trying to convince their school friend that life has meaning and the ever more extreme lengths they go to in order to prove it.


The boys-only audition will be held on Saturday 11 July, at Priory School, Lewes (Mountfield Road, BN7 2XN).

To be eligible, boys must be 14-19 years old and live within 25 miles of Glyndebourne. (Applicants must have turned 14 by 20 September 2015.)

Applicants should download the Chorus Rehearsal Schedule and check their availability to attend every rehearsal and performance.

Apply for an audition place by completing the online form.

Any enquiries may be made directly to the Glyndebourne Education Department on 01273 815023 or by email: