Agreed 2019

You are invited to be a part of a brand new opera

In February 2019 we are staging a brand new opera called Agreed, written by composer Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio. Agreed is a large-scale community opera performed on the Glyndebourne stage with world-class singers and accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Two lovers, two communities, a separated family: Agreed tells a story of love and divided lands. Torn by violence and unrest, conscience rises and the people and their leader are forced to accountability.

We are recruiting an intergenerational chorus of performers to bring this opera to life.


Who we are looking for

  • Glyndebourne Youth Opera 1 (aged 12 -13 only)
  • Glyndebourne Youth Opera 2 (aged 14-19)
  • Adults aged 20 or over of any voice type

Rehearsal commitment

Chorus rehearsals will take place from September 2018, with production rehearsals from January 2019, and four performances in the week beginning 25 February 2019.

A full rehearsal schedule will be shared with everyone who signs up for an audition.


Eligibility

You must live within 25 miles of Glyndebourne to be eligible for an audition.

  • To be eligible for a GYO audition you must be 12 by Monday 3 September.
  • To be eligible for an adult audition you must be 20 by Monday 3 September.

How to take part

To apply please fill in the audition application form and select an audition date.

Adult audition application
(Age 20+)

GYO audition application
(Age 12 – 19)

We have a limited number of spaces for auditions, and although we will do our best to accommodate your preferences we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice of audition slots. Auditions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis determined by when your application form is submitted.

All auditions will be held in small groups (maximum 15 for GYO and 20 for adults). You will not need to prepare anything beforehand but please be ready to sing on your own at some point during the audition.

Auditions will be held on the following dates in venues across Sussex:

Saturday 28 April 2018 – Bexhill College

10.00am – 11.00am GYO
11.30am – 12.30pm GYO
1.00pm – 2.00pm GYO
3.15pm – 4.30pm Adults
5.00pm – 6.15pm Adults
6.45pm – 8.00pm Adults

Sunday 29 April 2018 – Glyndebourne, Ebert Room

10.00am – 11.00am GYO
11.30am – 12.30pm GYO
1.00pm – 2.00pm GYO
3.15pm – 4.30pm Adults
5.00pm – 6.15pm Adults
6.45pm – 8.00pm Adults

Monday 30 April 2018 – Glyndebourne, Ebert Room

6.30pm – 7.45pm Adults
8.00pm – 9.15pm Adults

Wednesday 2 May 2018 – Brighton, Friend’s Meeting House

5.15pm – 6.15pm GYO
6.30pm – 7.45pm Adults
8.00pm – 9.15pm Adults


​Agreed is made possible with the support of ​MariaMarina Foundation, as well as other trusts and individuals through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme which invests significantly in developing new audiences and artists of the future.