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Glyndebourne Youth Opera Performance Projects

We are committed to enabling local young people to access unique world-class operatic experiences, with exceptional performance opportunities at the very heart of our programme.

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Audition for Uprising, our new community opera

We are excited to announce audition dates for the youth chorus in our brand new community opera Uprising, written by Jonathan Dove. Auditions are open to all young people aged 14 to 19 living within 25 miles of Glyndebourne and who have previously taken part in Glyndebourne Youth Opera activity. Auditions will be held at Glyndebourne across the weekend of the 29 and 30 June 2024.

The auditions will be led by Sinead O’Neill (Director) and Ashley Beauchamp (Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master). The experienced team behind the production are focussed on developing talent; they are searching for people with enthusiasm and energy. 

Audition application closing date: Friday 21 June 2024

Audition information

Dates: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June  Timings:9.30am-5.00pm
Format: Auditions will be held in groups, in a workshop style format. You will be invited to select a two hours time slot on the day.
Location: Glyndebourne, New Road Lewes BN8 5UU

  • Aged 14 – 19
  • Live within 25 miles of Glyndebourne
  • Have taken part in previous Glyndebourne Youth Opera activity
  • Please note if you are are 13 but will turn 14 by September 2024, you are welcome to join.
Rehearsal Schedule
  • Launch date – 8 September 2024
  • Music rehearsals – 30 October – 1 December 2024
  • Production rehearsals – 7 January – 24 February 2025
  • Performances – 26 February – 2 March 2025
  • A full schedule of rehearsals and performances can be found here.

We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. If there are ways we can support individuals to participate in the application and auditions process (e.g sending schedules and timetables in advance) please get in touch with us at takepart@glyndebourne.com.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from those whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the world of opera.

Carmen children's chorus at Festival 2024

Our brand new production of Bizet’s Carmen in Festival 2024 will feature 12 young singers aged 9-13 years from Glyndebourne Youth Opera. Auditions were held in January 2024, followed by regular coaching sessions ahead of mainstage rehearsals.

A full schedule of rehearsals and performances can be found here.

Future opportunities to perform in the Glyndebourne Festival 2025 will be announced at the end of 2024. 

Stay in touch

If you would like to receive further details of GYO workshops and performance projects you can join the GYO mailing list and receive updates throughout the year.

You can also get in contact with any questions by email to takepart@glyndebourne.com or by calling 01273 815 023.

Glyndebourne’s Learning & Engagement programme is made possible thanks to Arts Council England and generous donations through Glyndebourne’s New Generation Programme.

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