Performances for Schools
Opera is the perfect art form for students to encounter music, drama, movement, literature, performance, design and theatre crafts simultaneously - the result of which is exceptionally powerful.
Why Performances for schools?
Glyndebourne’s Performances for Schools introduce young people to opera from a world-class opera house and give students the opportunity to interact with this multifaceted art form and experience the exhilaration of watching a live performance.
By staging full productions for students, we work to demystify the art form and to nurture new audiences to both opera and Glyndebourne. Performances for Schools also provide an ideal opportunity for teachers seeking to develop students' exposure to the arts.
“The performance in the evening was outstandingly good: singing, acting, special effects, everything!”
- Head of Music, Southfield School
“The whole experience was magnificent from start to finish. We were so warmly welcomed on our arrival and the performance itself was outstanding – particularly the orchestra, who played with such sensitivity and musicality. Our students enjoyed their visit to Glyndebourne and have been inspired by both the music and the setting – I suspect for many this will be the beginning of a lifelong love of opera.”
- Director of Music, Marymount School
Glyndebourne provide teachers workshops which can be booked alongside Performances for Schools. Information about these workshops will be available in July 2013.
A resource pack specific to each opera will be downloadable from the Glyndebourne website from early September, including a detailed synopsis, historical context and related reading.
Glyndebourne Education has launched an exciting new online resource for pupils at Key Stage 2 and above: operaland.org is an interactive introduction to opera.
Performances for Schools at Glyndebourne are supported by Arts Council England and the Clore Duffield Foundation. Performances for Schools at Stoke-on-Trent are supported by Arts Council England Lottery Funding.