Join the Garsington Opera Youth Company

"What's so great about Garsington Opera is how inclusive it is. I've never had a singing lesson yet I feel comfortable."
Youth Company member

Garsington Opera's Youth Company provides young people aged 9-25 with the opportunity to develop their singing, creative skills, confidence and stage experience through the exciting world of opera. Backstage opportunities are also available for young people aged 13-25 to work with a professional designer or stage manager. 

World Premiere

We are delighted to be co-commissioning, with Opera North, a new opera to be performed by our Youth Opera Company on Thursday 29 July 2021. Based on Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, the work has been written by John Barber (composer) and Jessica Duchen (librettist). Alongside professional soloists Matthew Tansley Stiff (Giant) and Barbara Cole Walton (Linnet), solo roles will be performed by members of the Youth Company. 

Meet the creative team

Applications for performers are now open. Please see the How to Audition tab for more details.

Garsington Opera Youth Company auditions for The Selfish Giant will be held digitally this year and all the information you need to audition can be found below.

Please fill in the application form (found in the documents below) and submit your audition video before the extended deadline of 6pm on Wednesday 10 March.

Audition Information & Instructions

Important Information

How to Apply

Audition Music

Current Rehearsal Schedule

Love singing, acting, art and design or stage management?



Are you aged 9-21? Take the opera challenge and join our Youth Company. Develop singing, creative skills and stage experience. Perform on stage at Garsington Opera.
Auditions: Take place on an annual basis.
Price: Fully funded places awarded to successful auditionees
Venue: High Wycombe


Are you aged 13-25? Love art, design or stage management? Work with a professional designer or stage manager. For backstage opportunities within the Youth Company, please see the links below. 
Price: Fully funded places for successful applicants
Venue: High Wycombe

Every year the Youth Company stages a new production on Garsington Opera's main stage at Wormsley. To explore previous productions click the images below. 

   Eliza and the Swans