British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera 26th Annual Summer Season

BYO’s 26th Annual Summer Season in 2013 will offer coaching, training and mentoring to more than 100 young singers, musicians, artistic and technical trainees throughout the process of rehearsing and producing two professionally-staged operas.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (327927)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£35,034

Donations

23

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

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Situation

Opera is a particularly demanding artform, requiring expertise and experience in many disciplines and rigorous artistic standards. Talented young individuals therefore need careful training and coaching if they are to realise their potential and excel in this challenging field. The transition between formal education (for example, at music colleges) and a professional opera career can be a difficult one, with very few opportunities to gain experience in supportive environments.

Solution

Our training programmes provide participants with invaluable experience of working in a professional opera company beyond their usual previous background of undergraduate music education and postgraduate opera courses and productions. Essential to these programmes is the provision of sufficient time, resources and guidance to allow them to experience a supportive, stimulating and professional environment before entering a profession in which the pressures on performers can be intense.