Year 10 Charlotte, a member of TGS Motet Choir, has been involved with Glyndebourne Youth Opera for about 5 years and this Saturday she is performing "Belongings" the world premiere of a new youth opera exploring the experiences of young people forced by war to flee their homes on the main Glyndebourne stage.
"Belongings", a newly commissioned opera by Lewis Murphy (Glyndebourne’s Young Composer-in- Residence) tracks the journeys of two groups of young people, divided by decades but united by the geographical displacement they experience. Accompanied by their teacher, a group of evacuees board the train from London to Lewes to escape the Blitz, singing of the exciting adventure they anticipate in the countryside. Their optimism fades as they begin to pine for home, and one group decides to run away. Meanwhile, in the present day, a group of refugee children are re-building their recently demolished shelters. They try to remain positive while contemplating the dangerous final stage of their journeys.
Good luck Charlotte!