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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.

Pay the Piper

Glyndebourne’s latest youth opera commission Pay the Piper is based on the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, directed by Sinead O’Neill, libretto by Hazel Gould and music by the Balancing the Score composers: Anna Appleby, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Cecilia Livingston and Ailie Robertson.

Unfortunately the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 means that our plans for performing this new work are on hold until further notice. Auditions for local young people aged 9-19 will be announced as soon as possible. 

There are still ways to engage with opera at Glyndebourne. Pupils can take part in Arts Award at Home, which offers young people the chance to engage in Glyndebourne’s work and the wider world of the arts and achieve a national recognised qualification remotely. 

Previous GYO performances are available to explore online:

The Place Beyond Tomorrow





GYO performance projects have rightly earned a reputation for excellence and places are in high demand. Each year performance companies drawn from GYO1 and GYO2 get the chance to tackle challenging, exciting (and often new) repertoire under the expert tutelage of our Directors and Music Directors. Auditions enable us to maintain this standard, and to be as fair as possible, places will always be allocated at audition on the basis of aptitude and suitability for the role.

Can I take part?

For those who haven’t been in a GYO performance company before it is a requirement that you attend at least one of our open workshops before you are eligible to audition.

For information about GYO workshops click here.

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.

GYO 1: Ages 9-13
GYO 2: Ages 14-19
For any questions regarding Glyndebourne Youth Opera please contact us any time.

E: takepart@glyndebourne.com
T: 01273 815 023

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