Boys from the Schola have for many years enjoyed singing both chorus and solo roles at London's major opera houses. The choir has firm links with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden appearing in many productions including Gloriana, Suor Angelica, Tannhäuser, Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Die Zauberflote, Tosca, La Bohème, Billy Budd, the world première of Lorin Maazel's opera 1984 and Turandot. Boys feature in the Royal Opera’s DVD releases of Turandot, Król Roger, 1984 and Gloriana. Boys also sing with English National Opera, most recently appearing in their productions of Billy Budd, The Magic Flute, Carmen and La Bohème. Conductors the choir has worked with recently include Sir Antonio Pappano, Placido Domingo, Edward Gardner and Semon Bychkov.

During 2019/20 the Schola boys are to appear in Werther, Magic Flute (soloists) and Tosca at Covent Garden.

BILLY BUDD

English National Opera

2012

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA 

Royal Opera House

2016

TOSCA

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

2016

LA BOHEME

OPERA HOLLAND PARK

2016

TURANDOT

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

2017

The Schola's voices can also be heard on numerous film soundtracks, including one of the Harry Potter films, Rocketman, Paddington and the Oscar-winning score for Life of Pi. This scene from the Life of Pi shows a lovely example of the Schola's work for filmThe music is by Mychael Danna, who has since composed a Christmas carol for the Schola. Film composers the Schola has worked with recently include Danny Elfman, Bruno Coulais, James Horner and Hans Zimmer. 

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