Glyndebourne is joining forces with Pegasus Opera Company to mentor singers from diverse backgrounds.
The company will support the Pegasus Opera Mentoring Programme, which is offering opportunities to artists of African and Asian heritage. As part of the collaboration, Glyndebourne will invite four of the next group of participants to shadow artists at the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival during the rehearsal process. These young artists will also get a chance to perform for major artistic staff.
Additionally, Glyndebourne will also be sending its own representatives to Pegasus Opera auditions and performances to help with the search for up and coming artists.
“Glyndebourne is committed to creating a fully inclusive and diverse workplace, both on and off stage, but while talent is everywhere, opportunity is not, so we are delighted to be working with Pegasus Opera, which has a long and impressive track record in creating opportunities for artists from a wide range of backgrounds. Their expertise in recruiting, auditioning, identifying, and mentoring emerging diverse talent can be of huge help to us as we work to ensure that our stage is truly representative of the society in which we live,” Stephen Langridge, artistic director of Glyndebourne, said in a press release.