photo: David Illman

photo: David Illman

KNIGHT CREW IS A NEW YOUTH OPERA FOR 14 – 19 YEAR OLDS.

Knight Crew is a new youth opera commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera House for young people aged between 14-19 years old.  Knight Crew is a reworking of the King Arthur legend based in a modern city setting. It premiered on the Glyndebourne main stage in March 2010.

This was its website. Content is from the site's archived pages.

Knight Crew is the fifth youth opera to have been staged at Glyndebourne. Six professional singers were joined on the stage with 65 young people from the local area and an orchestra of young people and professionals in the pit. You can use this section of the site to find out more information on all the people that were part of the production.

 

 

ONLINE BOOKING OPENS TODAY

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Final recruitment workshop

Final recruitment workshop

Booking for Knight Crew has now opened. You can book online by visitng the Glyndebourne website.

Telephone booking will be available from February 1, 2010 by calling the Glyndebourne Box Office on 01273 815000.

Booking for the Groups Performance on the 3 March must be submitted by booking form.

Knight Crew is not suitable for children under 12.

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02
DEC

KNIGHT CREW BOOK LAUNCH

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Come along to the Knight Crew book launch on Thursday 3 December at the Jubilee Library Brighton from 6-7pm with author Nicky Singer. Organised by Creative and Media diploma students from Ringmer Community College.

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01
DEC

GLYNDEBOURNE EDUCATION INTERN 2010

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We are looking for an intern from January to March 2010 to support the Education department in the build up to Knight Crew. For more information and how to apply visit the Glyndebourne website.

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20
NOV

JOIN THE KNIGHT CREW MOTHERS’ CHORUS

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Glyndebourne are looking for a small number of mum’s, carers, aunts, older sisters, etc to form the ‘Mothers Chorus’ for Knight Crew. You should be interested in music, singing, drama, and performance. Rehearsals from January 2010 will take place on Thursday evenings at Glyndebourne with further rehearsals in evenings and weekends leading up to the performance. You must be a strong and confident singer.

If you are interested in taking part please call Sarah Cant, Education Project Co-ordinator on 01273 815023 or email sarah.cant@glyndebourne.com.

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11
NOV

BBC2 COMMISSION KNIGHT CREW DOCUMENTARY

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Gareth Malone recruits the Knight Crew Chorus

Gareth Malone recruits the Knight Crew Chorus

Exciting news, BBC2 have commissioned a documentary on the making of Knight Crew. Following Gareth Malone as Youth Chorus leader from finding the chorus through to rehearsals and the final performances.

 

 

WELCOME TO OPERA LAND

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As well as working on large scale commissions for young people like Knight Crew, the Education Department at Glyndebourne is constantly finding ways to help young people engage and learn more about opera. One of the ways they have done this is through the recently launched Opera Land: an interactive introduction to opera to explore at home or school.

Why not pay a visit to Opera Land and let us know what you think?

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25
MAY

BBC GARETH GOES TO GLYNDEBOURNE

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Gareth Malone recruits the Knight Crew Chorus

Gareth Malone recruits the Knight Crew Chorus

Knight Crew to feature in the BBC Opera season! Twenty Twenty Television has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a three-part documentary series about Knight Crew , entitled Gareth Goes to Glyndebourne. Gareth Malone, of BBC Two’s The Choir, features as the chorus master of Knight Crew, and this series will follow him as he scours the South East to find 14 – 19 year olds, many of whom had never sung in opera before, to make the chorus. The young people are followed through the audition process, as Gareth trains them up to sing to the highest professional standard, and as they perform on the main stage at Glyndebourne for the first time.

NEW! The dates of broadcasting are now confirmed! Follow this series on BBC2 at the following times:

Part 1: BBC TWO, 17th JUNE at 9:00 p.m.

Part 2: BBC TWO, 24th JUNE at 9:00 p.m.

Part 3: BBC TWO, 1st JULY at 9:00 p.m.

For more information on the BBC Opera season and a sneak preview of the programme, visit the BBC website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/opera

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10
MAR

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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IMG_0631Visit our Flickr site to look at the production photos by David Illman

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05
FEB

COMPETITION!

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Knight Crew novel by Nicky Singer

Knight Crew novel by Nicky Singer

Librettist Nicky Singer (and author of Knight Crew the novel) is currently giving budding young writers aged between 12 and 18 the chance to win tickets to see Knight Crew on 4 March! For more information on how you can enter this exciting competition (in association with British Bookshops) visit Nicky’s website. The closing date is 27 February so don’t miss out!

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12
JAN

CHORUS REHEARSALS BEGIN

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KC26Knight Crew chorus rehearsals begin

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02
DEC

KNIGHT CREW BOOK LAUNCH

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Come along to the Knight Crew book launch on Thursday 3 December at the Jubilee Library Brighton from 6-7pm with author Nicky Singer. Organised by Creative and Media diploma students from Ringmer Community College.

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DEC

GLYNDEBOURNE EDUCATION INTERN 2010

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We are looking for an intern from January to March 2010 to support the Education department in the build up to Knight Crew. For more information and how to apply visit the Glyndebourne website.

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23
SEP

CREATE YOUR OWN PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR KNIGHT CREW

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Create your own promotional materials and we will upload the best to this site. Visit the Activities page for more information.

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28
AUG

KNIGHT CREW WORKSHOP

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ACTIVITIES

Behind the scenes

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY!

All our activities can be carried out retrospectively. So if you missed the performance but still want to try something creative and get your hands dirty then why not undertake one of the activities below?

CREATE YOUR OWN PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR KNIGHT CREW.

Use the information on this site and create ideas on how you would have promoted the production.

KNIGHT CREW MARKETING BRIEF

Send us all your ideas and we will upload the best onto this site

If you’ve got any ideas for competitions, you can also comment below.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

If you saw the show, why not write us a review that we can put on our site for everyone to read?

TRAILERS

If you’re handy with a camera and like to make short movies, why not create a fun video trailer about Knight Crew?

DESIGN

What images come to mind when you think of the story of Knight Crew. Using this site and listening to the music, you could design your own poster or picture of how you would have the set.

Anything that you create and want to share with us, we will try and feature on this site. So you’re ideas could be seen!

 

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