Glyndebourne Academy 2023

Preparation information

We are pleased to share with you materials for the Glyndebourne Academy launch weekend, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We are pleased to share with you materials for the Glyndebourne Academy launch weekend on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May.

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and creativity shared during the application and audition process.

What to prepare

  • Your favourite Handel aria: Either in Italian from the operas, OR English from the oratorios. It must have coloratura (i.e. fast notes!) and if you need any suggestions please let us know.

Please bring with you on the day a copy for yourself and the pianist, as well as sending a digital copy to by Monday 22 May.

  • Britten Folksong: Tenor or Bass – The foggy foggy dew. Soprano or Mezzo – Polly Oliver or The trees they grow so high.

For this, we will provide copies on the day, however if you have a copy please bring it along, we will be using the Boosey and Hawkes edition. Please note that it is not necessary to learn the Britten Folksong before the launch weekend.

  • Your repertoire list: Up to 3 pieces that you are currently working on from your repertoire list, including:
    • At least one piece in Italian
    • One piece in English 
    • And if you would like to bring a piece in another language please do, but don’t worry if you haven’t trained in any other languages. 

Please bring with you on the day copies for yourself and the pianist, as well as sending digital copies to by Monday 22 May. Please also bring the list of repertoire that you sent us for your recall audition for a discussion with Mary rather than to perform the pieces.

  • Arie Antiche: One of any of the Arie Antiche, in any key.

Future dates

Please find below a list of key dates that you must be able attend if you are successful in your recall audition. If there are any dates that you are unable to make please let us know as soon as possible.

  • Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May: Academy Launch weekend
  • Sunday 6 – Saturday 12 August: Residency week
  • Friday 6 – Sunday 8 October: Final weekend

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