Find out about the organisations we work with and the exciting work we've done with them.


  • Glyndebourne Opera

    Founded in 1934, Glyndebourne Opera is one of the UK's foremost international opera companies, with a reputation for detailed musical and dramatic preparation, high production standards, and top-class performance. Glyndebourne presents two seasons of works from the main opera repertory annually: Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the summer, and Glyndebourne on Tour in the autumn. In addition to artistic activities ancillary to the main programme, Glyndebourne also has an extensive development, education and community programme, running professional development events and educational activities from talks, study-days and workshops related to the main repertory, to work in schools and prisons, a youth opera group and specially commissioned new works for young people. Glyndebourne is particularly noted for its commitment to the development of young artists.

    CROMT has developed a sustained partnership with Glyndebourne Opera since 2006, when we collaborated in the first Glyndebourne “Composer in Residence” scheme, undertaken as a three-year doctoral project supervised by Professor Nick Till. Other partnerships have included the 2014 “Opera and the Media of the Future” conference, and numerous contributions to Glyndebourne’s education programme.

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  • Victoria and Albert Museum

    The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

    Professor Nick Till was a member of the advisory group for the V & A Theatre Department’s 2017-18 Opera: Power, Passion and Politics exhibition, and contributed to the exhibition catalogue.

    Tim Hopkins collaborated with the V & A on developing a stage of his Empathy Machine project as part of the V & A promoted programme of activities accompanying the opera exhibition.

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  • Artists and Engineers

    Artists and Engineers is a production and technology studio who help brands, creatives and artists realise complex projects. 

    They bring together experience in engineering, film production, events, digital, software and the arts to help people create amazing work using technology

    Tim Hopkins collaborated with Artists and Engineers on developing a stage of his Empathy Machine project.

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  • Dutch National Opera

    Dutch National Opera creates and performs dramatic musical art, focusing on quality, diversity and innovation. This is expressed by taking a fresh approach to the opera classics, rediscovering repertoire that has seldom been performed and creating brand-new operas.

    In 2019 Professor Nick Till was appointed to the Pierre Audi Chair in Opera and Music Theatre at the University of Amsterdam, a post funded by the Dutch National Opera to develop opera studies in the Netherlands, to promote the work of the Dutch National Opera, and work on DNO dramaturgy and education programmes.

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  • University of Amsterdam

    The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

    In 2019 Professor Nick Till was appointed to the Pierre Audi Chair in Opera and Music Theatre at the University of Amsterdam, a part-time five-year post intended to develop academic opera studies in the Netherlands.

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  • Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

    The Sibelius Academy is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities. The driving force behind everything is a love for music and uncompromising passion for their work. Their primary mission is to foster and renew the music culture. Since 2013, the Sibelius Academy has formed a part of Uniarts Helsinki. It is an internationally recognised centre of learning, a creative community of about 1,500 students and 500 teachers and one of the largest music academies in Europe. The international nature of the academy is reflected in everything we do, from research and teaching to concerts and other activities. In Finland, the Sibelius Academy operates in Helsinki, Kuopio and Seinäjoki.

    Professor Nick Till is part of an EU funding bid led by the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki to develop strategies for sustainable development in classical music and opera.

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