Making Magic

24 March 2019 | 19:30  | Storey’s Field Centre
Entrance is free with a retiring collection. Seating is limited – booking essential


We’re so excited about our new show, an enchanting performance of scenes from magical operas from The Magic Flute to Hansel and Gretel. Be prepared to be transported to a wonderful world of strange fairies, wicked witches, lost lovers, naughty children and brilliant birds. Music includes works by Rimsky Korsakoff, Weber, Purcell, Mozart and Humperdinck.

This performance is suitable for all ages and is a wonderful introduction to the world of opera and the work of CYO. There will be a retiring collection at the end of the show. Generous donations will support our work on this production and future work and help keep CYO free for all participants.

About Cambridge Youth Opera

Cambridge Youth Opera (CYO) broadens the creative horizons of young people through opera. We work with young people to create age appropriate productions to the highest possible standard.

Our activities include everything that goes to make up an opera, including singing, orchestral playing, stage management, lighting and all elements of production design and build. Many of the young people who take part have never experienced opera before.

More about CYO

Join us!

Do you love to sing, act, or work backstage? With CYO, you’ll experience all the elements that go into staging an opera. You don’t need to know anything about opera to join us, but what you find out might surprise you! You’ll have the chance to learn from professional coaches and take part in shows which are exciting for participants and the audience.

Our members are mostly between 12 and 21 and come from Cambridge and the surrounding area. We sometimes need older or younger singers, so check the information about each production.

Most of our shows need a small orchestra – we need different instruments depending on the show, so watch our website, Facebook and Twitter for more information about what we’re looking for.

Our activities are open for everybody. We don’t charge for participation.

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