AN opera company is looking for enthusiastic young performers and singers from Oxfordshire to join its youth company for a new show.

Garsington Opera will be performing The Happy Princess, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Happy Prince, in August 2019.

The youth wing provides people aged nine to 21 with the opportunity to develop their singing, creative skills, confidence and stage experience through the world of opera, mostly during annual Easter and summer residencies.

Composed by Paul Fincham with a libretto by Jessica Duchen, the latest commission will be performed on the main stage at Wormsley.

There will be an informal audition workshop on Saturday, September 15, from 2pm to 4pm in High Wycombe. No previous experience is required.

Anyone who wants to get involved is asked to contact Judy Knowles on for more information