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 have recruited an intergenerational chorus of 80 performers from our local area to bring this opera to life.
Chorus rehearsals will take place from September 2018, with production rehearsals from January 2019, and four performances in the week beginning 25 February 2019.
Agreed is made possible with the support of MariaMarina Foundation, The Chalk Cliff Trust, The Charles Peel Charitable Trust, John S Cohen Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Leigh Trust, Newby Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust, Jules and Cheryl Burns, Martin and Dani Clarke, Wendy and Nicholas Heesom, Davina Hodson, Joanna Dickson Leach, Mr Frederik Paulsen, George and Patti White, and in memory of Jeffrey Vaughan Martin through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.
Glyndebourne’s education programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Our Education projects would not be possible without our generous donors.
‘For a number of years we have been supporting schemes to help young people to find a career in the arts, particularly in dance and theatre. Since becoming supporters of Glyndebourne we have been very impressed with its educational programme and particularly with projects such as Belongings in 2017 and Agreed this year which commission original operas and bring around 80 young people to the theatre to perform on the main stage alongside professional singers and an orchestra, which in itself offers opportunities to young musicians. It is such a good introduction and opportunity for those young people to develop a passion for opera’. — Jules and Cheryl Burns