Learning & Engagement
Discover opera and be part of extraordinary artistic experiences
Through its Learning & Engagement programme Glyndebourne collaborates with people of all backgrounds to create extraordinary artistic experiences, with the aim of sparking a lifelong interest in opera and finding and supporting the talented artists of the future.
We live in extraordinary times. The world is changing quickly around us as old habits and ideas are questioned and challenged. As we seek to create a new and better world, the ability to express our emotions, dreams and ideas through music and stories is more important than ever. Huge leaps of imagination are required – and imagination is the everyday currency of opera and the arts.
So, join us as we venture into this new world together. Discover through Glyndebourne the stories and creations of some of the most talented people in history, as well as those making opera today. Let us support your talents through our projects for performers and producers of opera, and collaborate with us to create extraordinary new art
– Stephen Langridge, Glyndebourne’s Artistic Director
‘I have found the opportunities that Glyndebourne gave me all those years ago shaped the career and interests I have today in my adult life. Glyndebourne gave me the voice and confidence to lead me through public speaking… There’s no other place like it that helps encourage people from all walks of life to participate in this great form of art’ – Ross Page (Misper, 1997, Agreed 2019)
‘I think this is the first project I have ever been a part of where I have come out feeling I am truly an artist’ – Workshop leader, Giufa project
‘I now feel confident that a career in opera is the direction I want to go in even though I have not come from a musical background’ – Junior Performer, 2019
Explore our current projects and see how you can get involved. We offer opportunities for all ages including our youth opera, community projects, and talent development schemes.
Find out how schools can enjoy the thrill of live opera at one of our Performances for Schools, or take part in performance opportunities. Teachers can also access training from world-class artists and inform the development of future projects.
Discover how our work has had an impact on individual lives and communities local to Glyndebourne and in our Tour venues, and how, for some, a lifelong connection with opera and the arts has been kickstarted through Glyndebourne’s Learning & Engagement programme.
We want to share our passion for opera with as many people as possible. Forging partnerships helps us do this and we enjoy rich creative relationships with a wide range of partners.
Starting out in opera
Learn how the various jobs backstage help to bring the opera to life.