Music Trip to Glyndebourne, November 23


On Wednesday 15 November, 50 Year 9 students were lucky enough to attend a special schools' performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the world-class Glyndebourne opera house in East Sussex. The auditorium was completely packed with secondary students, many of whom had never entertained the idea of going to the opera and had no idea what to expect.

Following a brief introduction by one of the singers, explaining how she had arrived at her chosen career, the curtains opened to the interior of a multi-storey hotel, where a chaotic tale of deception and confusion ensued. Both the cast and the musicians were superb, delivering a truly top-drawer performance that inspired over one thousand of the next generation of opera lovers.