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ENO Youth Programme
ENO's annual summer holiday youth project brought over 60 young people aged 13-18 from across London together with a group of professional artists. They collaborated over 6 intensive days to create a new piece of music theatre in response to the story and themes in Verdi's opera Aida. Photos below taken by Cat Vinton and with permission from ENO Baylis.
The Voicings Collective
Beginnings: An R&D in Dartington Hall
A video capturing and promoting the work of the Voicings Collective residency at Dartington Hall in January of 2017. For more information and to view a full length video, visit www.thevoicingscollective.co.uk
Mahogany Opera Group
Snappy Opera's
Mahogany commissioned 5 ten minute opera to be performed in primary schools across the country. These pictures are from the Snappy Opera performances in North Tyneside. Each Snappy Opera is developed by a working closely with groups of young people to bring stories, characters and music to life.

ENO Youth Programme
The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun
A three day devising project with young people aged 13-18 exploring responses to Ryan Wigglesworth's new commission of The Winters Tale premiering at London Coliseum in February, 2017. Young people wrote their own words, melodies and created their own staging to the piece. Featuring professional singers and instrumentalists, Photographer Alfredo Falvo and Composer Hannah Conway.

Image Credit to Alfredo Falvo


ENO Youth Programme
Speak Some Truth, Lilian Bayliss House, 2016
Based on the ENO production of Jenufa, Freya Wynn-Jones (director), Hannah Conway (composer), Ruth Peyton (designer) and Pete Cant (writer) undertook a five day devising process with young people.

Image credit to Sarah Ainslie.
Royal Opera House: All Together Opera
The Trials Of Fire And Water, 2016 tour.
For the last three years, Freya has formed and worked with All Together Opera, an opera chorus project for older people living in the Westminster Community.

Image credit to Sim Cannety-Clarke
Garsington Opera
Opera For All: Eugene Onegin
Visiting coastal communities to devise responses to Eugene Onegin with primary and secondary age students. This year Freya was a Director involved in the Skegness, Bridgwater and Thanet residencies.
Glyndebourne
Raise Your Voice
A project held at Glyndebourne every winter for people living with a dementia and their carers to attend together and make music, write text and explore character from a known opera.

© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Sam Stephenson
HMDT Music
We'll Meet Again, 2016
We'll Meet Again commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Second World War, with performances and Art Exhibitions by Year 7 students from eight Secondary schools in Norfolk and The Midlands.
Opera North Young Explorers Project
Dulcamara's Travels, 2016, Howard Assembly Room.
A devising project featuring four schools from the Leeds area creating dramatic responses to L'Elisir D'Amore.

Image Credit Jonny Walton
'The children gained much from the experience, educationally and personally, and we can never under estimate the value of that.'
ENO Youth Programme
Other Voices (2015), Brixton
Working alongside composer Pete Letanka, designer Emma Wee and movement director Natasha Khamjani, Freya spent five days working with young people from the Brixton area to devise their own piece of music theatre. Involving partnership with Brixton Youth Theatre and Raw Materials the piece explored responses to Peter Sellars beautiful telling of The Indian Queen.
Opera North: Opus
Lemmenkainen's Quest (2015)
Revealing Hidden Heroes (2014)
A first access to culture project with 8-13 year olds in the Leeds area. The project builds skills and independent artistic reflection of young people involved. Each year long project culminates in a performance of devised and rep based work.
Glyndebourne Youth Opera Group
Tycho's Dream (2014), Glyndebourne
Performing of new commission Tycho's Dream created for 11-18 year olds for the main stage. For full video, click on the link above.

Tycho's Dream © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Sam Stephenson
Glyndebourne Youth Opera Group
Into The Harbour, Carry Me Home (2013), Glyndebourne
2013 Youth Opera performance project. Freya was the GY01 director and co-creator of the piece created to celebrate The Britten Anniversary and Friday Afternoon's Project.
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