New York operatic adventure for Trinity School boys appearing in Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd

The Trinity School boys are getting ready for their trip to New York City

The Trinity School boys are getting ready for their trip to New York City

First published in Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter covering Croydon

A transatlantic adventure awaits for six singing pupils who are off to star in an opera in New York City.

After an acclaimed summer season in which 13 Trinity School boys took part, the Glyndebourne’s touring production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd is transferring to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

And six of the boys will be singing along a star-studded cast conducted by Sir Mark Elder and directed by Michael Grandage.

Trinity’s director of music David Swinson said: “Michael Grandage’s Billy Budd is a landmark production so it is tremendously exciting for so many Trinity pupils to have been involved in it both in Glyndebourne and at the BBC Proms and now in New York.

“I wish all six boys the very best of luck for what should be a totally unforgettable experience in the Big Apple.”

And Trinity pupil Tom Foreman said: “I am really excited to be going to New York.

“We are singing in four productions so it will be hard work but I know it will be huge fun too and it’s an amazing opportunity.

“Because we are away from school for three weeks we will also have to keep up with our school work but I’m hoping there will be time to explore the city as well.”

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