British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera

Charity information

British Youth Opera

British Youth Opera’s mission is to discover, develop and display the next generation of opera professionals.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    Founded in 1987, British Youth Opera’s mission is to discover, develop and display the next generation of opera professionals.

    It does this by providing professional coaching, rehearsal and performance opportunities for young singers, musicians and technical trainees on the threshold of their careers via a programme of workshops, rehearsals and productions.

    BYO’s two primary activities are its annual ‘Summer Season’ and ‘Easter Workshops’, for which singers are selected by a two-stage audition process which receives over 400 applicants each year, with auditions taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.

  • Aims

    British Youth Opera aims to:

    • To offer opportunities and provide facilities for rehearsals, performances and productions.
    • To provide instruction, coaching, advice and other training of singers, instrumentalists, conductors, directors, production staff and others.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 327927

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 020 7815 6090

    Address: British Youth Opera LSBU 103 Borough Road London SE1 0AA

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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