What you thought of Agreed

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This weekend Glyndebourne presented three performances of Agreed, a new opera that tells a tale of love, loss and divided lands

Agreed is a brand new opera by Howard Moody featuring a cast of professional singers, a chorus drawn from the local community, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Glyndebourne Youth Orchestra.

You can see more photos from the production here

What the critics are saying

‘Glyndebourne’s latest contribution to “community opera” certainly takes the genre seriously. It puts a large chorus of local singers of all ages right at the heart of the action, but more importantly it makes community the actual subject of the piece, dealing with the tragedies that occur when its bonds are broken by power.’
- The Telegraph

‘The community chorus is the real ‘star’ of these events, and one can only marvel at how… local residents, can manage to commit to such a high level of performance alongside their ‘regular’ lives.’
- Music OMH

‘The core of the opera is the fine seventy-five-strong local chorus, strong on age diversity, who play the bitterly opposed folk of the two lands and are required to do as much emoting as singing… Simon Iorio directs the chorus tightly, and the staging as a whole is clear, with an elegant set and some moody projections of the sea… Howard Moody’s music is attractive and lyrical.’
- Classical Source

‘Hats off to Glyndebourne, their Education department and all involved in providing such high-class opportunities for local performers.’
- Bachtrack

Audience reaction

You can find out more about Agreed in our online guide to the opera