Opera de Bauge

Opera de Bauge

Charity information

Opera de Bauge

We give students an experience of a professional opera & training in stagecraft and offer young professional singers the chance to perform roles & build a CV bridging the gap between college & career.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    We work with an opera festival presented each summer in Baugé, France. The festival is a showcase for young talent, almost all of it identified in the UK. Our main aim is to be a bridge for young opera singers between finishing conservatoire and establishing a career; here they can make their debuts in new roles, thus developing their repertoire and stagecraft and are helped to break into the world of the major international opera houses. We also aim to support young orchestral players in developing their operatic repertoire and technical staff in learning their trades. Several singers have done outstandingly well after working with us.

    The festival is managed entirely by volunteers and is a not-for-profit operation. The musicians who come to Baugé work in secluded and beautiful country surroundings and are accommodated free of charge by local families. They benefit greatly from working intensely together and developing friendships which will help them succeed in their subsequent careers.

    We would welcome involvement as much as money.

  • Aims

    Opera de Bauge aims to:

    • To recognise, support and nurture talent in young professional singers, musicians and technical staff and give them opportunities to perform with a professional opera company that is safe & supportive
  • Overview

    Established: April 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1113437

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 02089496490

    Address: 98 Westbury RdNew MaldenSurrey KT3 5AN

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  • Platform for young opera singers and musicians

    since 2003 young musicians & singers from all over the world arrive in Bauge in July to ma... More
  • Young Professionals Scholarship

    To support up to five singers in making their debut in a major solo role. The scholarship... More