Garsington Opera’s Youth Company provides young people aged 9-25 with the opportunity to develop their singing, creative skills, confidence and stage experience through the exciting world of opera.
Productions take place every summer at Garsington Opera, with rehearsals local to High Wycombe and the surrounding area. Application is via the form below and membership is through annual workshop auditions. No experience is necessary as we welcome young people from all backgrounds with enthusiasm and a zest for performing. All places are fully-funded and awarded on potential rather than prior experience.
If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, please fill in our enquiry form and we’ll send you information for our 2025 production. In the meantime, check out the info on our 2024 production below.
A Trip to the Moon
Our 2024 production will see our Youth and Adult Companies come together for a Community Opera performance of A Trip to the Moon, directed by Karen Gillingham, conducted by Douglas Boyd, with music from the Philharmonia, and featuring four professional soloists.
Composed by Andrew Norman, A Trip to the Moon is based on the 1902 film of the same name by Georges Méliès; this is a fun and family-friendly opera featuring a tour de force of hapless astronomer escapades and Moonish antics!
Rehearsals will be held in venues local to High Wycombe and The Garsington Studios. The final performances will be held Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July 2024 on the main stage at Garsington Opera near Stokenchurch.
View the schedule for A Trip to the Moon rehearsals in the Members’ Only area below.
Interested in joining next year?
Are you aged 9-25? Take the opera challenge and join our Youth Company. Develop singing, creative skills and stage experience. Perform on stage at Garsington Opera.
Auditions: Take place on an annual basis.
Price: Fully funded places awarded to successful auditionees
Venue: Near High Wycombe
We will contact you in early 2025 with further details for our Youth Company auditions. To add your name to our list, please click the button below to sign-up. No experience is needed as participants are selected on the basis of potential.
Are you aged 16-25? Love art, design or stage management? Work with a professional designer or stage manager. For backstage opportunities within the Youth Company, please see the links below.
Price: Fully funded places for successful applicants
Venue: High Wycombe
Opportunities to take part backstage will be offered as a part of next year’s production. To express an interest in backstage opportunities or future projects, please contact us via the form below.