CARMEN - Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour 2018

 full cast - Barefoot Opera Young Artists 'La Bohème' 2017

full cast - Barefoot Opera Young Artists 'La Bohème' 2017


“… it was a beautifully warm and supportive environment in which to explore and develop a role, question and develop freedom in technique, trust our own intuition as artists, and probably more importantly, to learn how to approach a role in future…” course participant 2017

**Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour, an advanced training programme well-known for its strong production values and demanding, genuinely educational rehearsal structure, this year tours a new production of CARMEN.

Singers and instrumentalists work as an ensemble team, the opera is fully staged and costumed, and sung in French. Musical direction is by Lesley Anne Sammons and staging is by Jenny Miller, founder of Barefoot Opera. (see biographies on the website:

This is a 12 day residential course, host families offer bed and breakfast to all participants, all meals are provided for and daily group and individual tuition is included. The course fees are part subsidised by generous local funding, enabling us to offer this course for a remarkably low price. Rehearsals are in St Leonards on Sea, from Monday August 27th.** Performances:

Performance 1: Saturday 8th Sept 2018 St Mary in the Castle Hastings

Performance 2 (week of Sept 10 exact dates tbc) Ropetackle Shoreham
Performance 3 Thursday Sept 20th September Norden Farm Arts Centre Maidenhead (tbc)

Performance 4 Saturday 22nd September Wolfson Hall Oxford

Performance 5 week of 24th Sept London (tbc)

Performance 6 Sunday 30th Sept Source Park Hastings

Performance 7 Friday 12nd October Bourne End (Wooburn Arts Festival)

Performance 8 Saturday 13th October SMIC Hastings

NB 2 more possible performances

Fees: full board and accommodation, daily workshops, all tuition and rehearsal 12 days: £700*

Auditions are Saturday and Sunday March 17 and 18 at Barefoot Studio. 93 Endwell Road London SE42NF Enquiries : please email: Administrator

* Our Friends programme can offer discretionary bursary support – please enquire