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. We are an open access, community organisation. We do not charge for participation.

Double bill: The Hiding Tree and The Little Sweep


We’re thrilled to announce our new programme for performances in March 2018. Though set far apart in time and space, the operas we’ve chosen both tell stories of people escaping from monsters – literal and human – and how love and goodness triumph over evil.

Auditions will take place in September 2017 – rehearsals run from October – March.

Find out more and sign up for auditions


Tosca children's chorus backstage

Waiting backstage on the first night

We were thrilled to be provide the children’s chorus for the English Touring Opera’s production of Tosca in Cambridge on 25, 28 and 29 April. Our young singers enjoyed the experience enormously and performed exceptionally.

Daphnis and Chloe

You can now watch our production of Offenbach’s Daphnis and Chloe online


Our recent production of Offenbach’s Daphnis and Chloe was a delight!

Find out more about this lovely show

Join us!

Do you love to sing, act, play an instrument, 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.

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

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Support us

We rely on grants, donations, sponsorship and in-kind support, to provide our high quality activities to young people.

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