Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera is a summer course for singers, composers, writers and instrumentalists. Each year, new operas are written, and staged during an intensive two-week course. The company is led by the participants with support from professional mentors in the areas of movement, character, voice, composition, improvisation, and contemporary music performance.
Opera for Film
As the arts confront the crisis brought about by COVID-19, Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera (MCYO) has launched a collaborative project, Opera for Film.
Two creative teams of young people aged 18-25 have created operas designed for screen rather than stage, available on MCYO youtube channel.