Saturday 13th 19.00 & Sunday 14th August 16.00


Glyndebourne Youth Opera


Double-Bill: On Off and When I Am Old


Glyndebourne Youth Opera presents a double-bill of newly commissioned work, On Off, by Orlando Gough, a vocal ensemble piece exploring our relationship with energy and the challenges of sustainable living, and When I Am Old by Hannah Conway, with libretto by Hazel Gould, inspired by the story of Rachel Corrie, the young American peace activist killed in Gaza in 2003.


Glyndebourne Youth Opera 3 is a company of young people over 14 years old from around East Sussex, meeting at Glyndebourne on a weekly basis with group leaders and visiting artists. The participants devise work and present performances whilst developing as an opera company; exploring a range of story-telling techniques through a broad variety of musical genres, at the same time developing skills in devising, performing and critical analysis using a number of creative start points.



When I am Old


Music: Hannah Conway

Libretto: Hazel Gould




On Off


Music: Orlando Gough

Words by the company





When I am Old / On Off

Conductor/Music Director: Hannah Conway

Director: Karen Gillingham

Designer: Rhiannon Newman-Brown

Lighting Designer: BJ

Assistant Director: Freya Wynn-Jones

Design Assistants: Georgina Laughton, Lucy Myers, Francisco Shankland & Toby Shepard

Cast: James Brock, Lucy Burrows, Jack Callaghan, Billy Charlesworth, Nicky Cook, Georgia-Mae Ellis, Jo Haffenden, Zac Khan, Imogen Lawrence, Zoe Penfold,

Oliver Pickard, Zack Pinsent, Lois Russell-Moyle, Hannah Savignon-Smythe, John Twitchen, Nancy Wesby, Alethea Wright, Rebecca Milford, Marina Pearson, Rebekah Smith, Lois Tucker and George Willard