Youth Opera 2022 Production

Call for chorus members

All principal roles and covers for Sweeney Todd have now been cast but we are still looking for more chorus members aged between 14 and 26 to join us for this exciting project. Mezzo-sopranos, tenors and basses are particularly welcome and you don’t have to live in Bedfordshire to take part.

If you are interested, please sign up here. If you need more information, please email our project manager Karen at

Summer course

Our summer course runs over two weekends in July and then two weeks before the performances. The cost of the course is £230. Please note that the deadline for payments for this course is 16 June. Places can be booked here, and information about financial support that may be available can be found here.

Principals Workshop: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July 2022 – 11am  to 7pm

Chorus Workshop: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022  – 11am  to 7pm

Summer Course: Saturday 13 August – Friday 26 August 2022  – 11am  to 7pm

Venue: Parklea Primary School, Kinross Cres, Luton LU3 3JU

Sitzprobe: – this is a sing through with the orchestra, without acting  Saturday 27 August – time to be confirmed

Technical and dress rehearsals: Sunday 28 August to Tuesday 30 August 2022 – 10am to 10pm

Performances: Wednesday 31 August – Saturday 3 September 2022 – 7.30pm start

Venue: Bedford, more details to be provided shortly.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd is a fantastic musical thriller that has been performed in theatres and opera houses throughout the world. The music lends itself well to both classical and musical theatre singers.

Sweeney Todd is the story of Benjamin Barker who is wrongfully convicted of crimes he did not commit and sent to Botany Bay. Upon his return, he becomes intent on seeking revenge on those who destroyed his life and family. He restarts his barber business under the name Sweeney Todd, and together with his unscrupulous neighbour, Mrs Lovett, proceeds to slim down the population of London, whilst at the same time providing excellent filling for Mrs Lovett’s meat pies!