Recruitment will get underway in 2018 for Glyndebourne’s latest large-scale main stage community opera.
The latest new commission will be composed by Howard Moody and directed by Simon Iorio. It will be delivered in partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and staged at Glyndebourne in March 2019.
Also in 2018, a new Young Composer-in-Residence will join Glyndebourne.
The position is a three year, part-time residency for an emerging composer, giving the holder an unrivalled opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of an opera house and observe the creation of new operas, as well as create new work of their own.
Based within Glyndebourne’s pioneering education department, the Young Composer-in-Residence will also involve themselves in Glyndebourne’s broader artistic, learning and audience development activities.
An annual bursary of £17,000 is provided to cover time, expenses and any work composed for Glyndebourne during the residency.
Recruitment for the position is open now via glyndebourne.com
Glyndebourne will crown the latest winners of its two biennial awards for young singers in 2018.
The Gus Christie Award is for a young singer who has demonstrated outstanding vocal talent, while the Bill Weston Young Singers Award is for an exceptionally promising singer who would benefit from financial support to continue their development.
Both awards were launched in 2016 to mark 30 years since the formation of Glyndebourne’s education department.