Glyndebourne Youth Opera Workshops
Every year Glyndebourne Youth Opera provides local young people with 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.
Preparing for Audition
GYO2 – SUNDAY 15 MARCH
Cost: £18 (£9 concession – applicable to unwaged families/those in receipt of benefits. Second or multiple siblings in the same family will be charged the discounted rate.)
Join Glyndebourne’s Vocal Talent Consultant Mary King and Movement Director Karen Edwards to explore audition techniques. These workshops will help you to understand what is involved in an audition, improve your skills and will support those considering auditioning for our 2020 Youth Opera. We will unpick a bit of the mystery around what an audition panel might be looking for and help you to make the best of any future audition experience. It will be a fun day, working practically at movement, acting and singing skills.
These workshops are there to support anyone who is considering auditioning for our 2020 Youth Opera and also will equip you for future auditions. Parents will also be invited at the end of the day, to find out how they can support and prepare you for auditions in the future.
GYO1 – SOLD OUT
We Are Music!
GYO2 – SUNDAY 29 MARCH (2PM – 5PM)
Cost: £9 (£4.50 concession – applicable to unwaged families/those in receipt of benefits. Second or multiple siblings in the same family will be charged the discounted rate.)
A half-day creative, practical music-making workshop with acclaimed musician and composer Fraser Trainer. An opportunity to explore your voice, rhythm and inner creativity, developing core skills to collaborate, improvise, perform and create.
Fraser Trainer is a composer and workshop leader with over twenty years experience working with some of the world’s leading arts organisations in a wide variety of creative contexts. From 1999 to 2007, Fraser was the Creative Director of the London Sinfonietta’s award winning education programme and is regularly invited to direct creative projects throughout the world.
GYO1 – SOLD OUT
‘This workshop was brilliant and it was really good to have a full performance by the end of the day! I also liked having the freedom to put your own twist and ideas into your work.’ Get a Move On: Animal Movement workshop participant, 2019
‘Really great experience with an excellent instructor. I loved learning skills that may be otherwise more unattainable.’ Get a Move On: Stage Fighting workshop participant, 2019
- 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.
Image credits: Header image, photo by Robert Golden