Participants and parents
When I first started with CYO I had never sung in public before. I was terrified. I enjoyed the first show so much that I auditioned and got a solo role in Amahl.
Singing with CYO has given me so much more confidence, not just in performing but in everything!
I was always interested in acting but never thought about opera at all. Then one of my friends persuaded me to join the CYO production team. I ended up stage managing two shows and want to work in production professionally.
I enjoyed making props for Amahl and then seeing what I had made in the performance, it was satisfying seeing how what I did added to it. It was a great thing to be involved in and everyone was very kind, I would
definitely do it again.
Thank you for trusting my child and helping them learn a major role. It has meant so much to her.
Thank you! Brundibár has been a fantastic opportunity for little people such as my daughter who absolutely loved every minute of it! We all thought the performance was fantastic!
Brundibár was absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed watching it last night. Thank you very much for giving our child the opportunity to take part in something so wonderful at such a young age. She enjoyed every moment.
I would just like to feed back that for a person with autism, the Youth Opera experience has provided my child with many building blocks for their other activities. It has been brilliant and the conductor of the para-orchestra who has been with them in rehearsals this week said it is evident how much it has helped them.
Amahl and the Night Visitors – 2015
Amahl was so beautiful. The whole evening was a delight. I am not ashamed to say I cried!
The acting and singing was wonderful, every word, every note was clearly heard and NO MICROPHONES!
Brundibár – 2015
May I congratulate you and all participants to this impressive performance of Brundibár! What an artistic and convincing concept – and how well the children performed. Gaby Flatow, Hans Krása Stiftung
Congratulations and well done to everyone involved in Brundibár !!!
Such amazing dedication, enthusiasm and energy shown by all front and backstage.
Magic Flute – 2013
I’ve just seen the Cambridge Youth Opera perform The Magic Flute and was blown away by the standard of the performance. How thrilling to see such talent. I am looking forward to their next performance. I had a wonderful evening.
I just wanted to say again what a great job you all did on Magic Flute. We were all hugely impressed by the singing, acting, staging–everything really. The beauty and the humour both came through so strongly. Quite amazing.
I wanted to say thank you very much for last week’s wonderful production of the Magic Flute and for the enormous amount of work that went into it. It was truly superb and a delight to watch!
We would just like to add our thanks to everyone involved in making the Magic Flute such a resounding success. All in all a fantastic production with performances of a remarkably high standard. I didn’t speak to anyone who wasn’t immensely impressed. Congratulations to all.
I never knew opera could be so funny!
I loved your production of Amahl. Please pass on my congratulations to everybody concerned. It was a very moving experience.
Amahl was just beautiful. So much depth from such young performers.