The Little Black Cat

I can’t wait to write my next opera!

CYO is making a new opera!: a story of courage, a strange journey and…. cats! The finished work will be performed by Cambridge Youth Opera with the Norwich Puppet Theatre. Between October and December 2021 young people aged 11 – 19 will have the opportunity to work with established professionals, including composer Russell Hepplewhite to create the opera. All our activities are open access and free of charge.

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I don’t want the show to be over. CYO feels like home.

About CYO

Cambridge Youth Opera broadens the creative horizons of young people through opera. We work with children and young people,offering activities of the highest possible standard, including everything that goes to make up an opera, onstage and backstage. You don’t need to know anything about opera to join us, but what you find out might surprise you! Our activities are open for everybody. We don’t charge for participation.

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Singing with CYO has given me so much more confidence, not just in performing but in everything!

Join our Board

CYO is looking to expand our Board of Trustees. The Board plays an important role in the management of CYO, supporting the artistic team and ensuring that CYO continues to grow and develop. If you think you can bring something special to CYO, please email

CYO is great. The first time at the opera for us, and hopefully not the last.