We’re not the the only ones with a big birthday this year. Many happy returns to long-term RESEO member Glyndebourne, who are celebrating 30 years of their education department!
Formed in 1986 under the leadership of Katie Tearle, the department has expanded to deliver a year-round programme of work and is responsible for a large percentage of Glyndebourne’s new commissions, many of which are performed on its main stage.
Current projects include Performances for Schools; Glyndebourne Youth Opera (GYO), workshops and performance opportunities for local young people; a community-based music and dementia project Raise Your Voice; pre-performance talks and events and a Young Composer in Residence post.
And while opera education has come on in leaps and bounds in the last thirty years, so has the way we talk about it. Throughout the month Glyndebourne’s social media team will be looking back with the hashtag #30Years30Days, sharing timelines, projects, interviews and case studies. A fascinating trip down memory lane for education professionals and opera lovers alike.