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), The Turn of the Screw (soloist) and Tosca at Covent Garden.
English National Opera
Royal Opera House
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
OPERA HOLLAND PARK
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
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 film. The 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.