Regional Youth Opera

WNO Youth Opera is much more than just a singing group, as participants get the opportunity to develop not only their vocal ability but also their dramatic and movement performance skills through storytelling and character development.

Each group works with WNO animateurs and repetiteurs on a variety of projects including classic and contemporary opera as well as specially commissioned work, which are performed in theatres and art centres. Previous experience is not necessary, just enthusiasm, commitment and energy.

Bursary support is available.

The performance, by WNO Youth Opera conducted with intense commitment by WNO’s music director Tomáš Hanus and wittily staged by David Pountney and designer Bethany Seddon, was beyond praise. Watching and hearing children sing and act in this way is one of life’s great pleasures

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WNO Youth Opera is supported by The Seligman Gift, Bateman Family Charitable Trust, The Kirby Laing Foundation, Gibbs Charitable Trust, Andrew Fletcher, Paul & Marie Carson, WNO Partners, The Siôn Mullane Foundation and Unity Theatre Trust.