British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera's 2015 Summer Season

BYO’s Annual Summer Seasons offer coaching, training and mentoring to young singers, musicians, artistic and technical trainees through the process of rehearsing and performing in professionally-staged opera productions.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (327927)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,002

Amount raised

£13,912

Donations

26

    Categories

  • 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.

  • The excellent and necessary British Youth Opera...

    — The Times, 2013

  • The excellent and necessary British Youth Opera...

    — The Times, 2013