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 25 February 2016 at 20:05 


Glyndebourne, Lewes, BN8 5UU
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1273 815000

Creative team
Composer David Bruce
Librettist Glyn Maxwell
Conductor SÓan Edwards
Director Bijan Sheibani
Designer Giles Cadle
Lighting designer Paule Constable
Movement director Aline David
Assistant director Lucy Bradley
Assistant conductor Lee Reynolds
Music preparation Matt Fletcher, Ashley Beauchamp

Pierre Stuart Jackson
Karl Tristan Hambleton
Johan James Hall
Ursula Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Agnes Robyn Allegra Parton

GYO Chorus
Youth Orchestra
Southbank Sinfonia

If someone you knew declared that life had no meaning, how would you convince them it does?

Thatís the question a group of teenagers ask themselves in Nothing, a compelling new youth opera that premieres at Glyndebourne this February.

They decide that each of the group must give up an object that means something to them. This starts with toys and clothes, but things quickly escalate as the classmates go to ever more extreme lengths to try to persuade their friend there are things worth caring about.

In Nothing members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera aged 14-19 perform alongside professional singers. It is the latest in a line of pioneering youth operas that have premiered on the main stage at Glyndebourne.

The opera has been adapted from Danish author Janne Tellerís award-winning novel by composer David Bruce and librettist Glyn Maxwell. Their popular adaptation of Philip Pullmanís The Firework Makerís Daughter wowed audiences in the UK and New York.

We recommend this production for those aged 12 and over.

Performances: 25Ė27 February

David Bruce : Nothing

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