We are incredibly grateful to the various individuals, trusts and foundations, organisations and partners who have supported the National Opera Studio, and kept us at the forefront of opera training for the last 40 years. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Arts Council England. We would also like to thank our partner companies: English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera for their continued support and investment.


Major donors

Help Musicians UK
Arthur Wise Legacy
The Nicholas John Trust
The Carne Trust

Supporting the Studio

Chairman’s Circle

Nicholas Allan
Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust
Jonathan Kane
Bertrand and Elizabeth Meunier

Artistic Development Circle

The Carr-Gregory Trust
Vernon Ellis Foundation

Studio Benefactors

Neville Abraham CBE
Lady Marie Alexander
Felix Applebe
The Barness Charity Trust
David Buchler
Lord and Lady Chichester
David Crook
Tony Doggart
Peter Espenhahn
Louise Fluker
Madeleine Gantley
Dominic and Caroline Grieve
Malcolm Herring
Margaret Mountford
Lorna Parker
Cressida Pollock
Christian Rochat
Richard Salter QC
Ivor Samuels and Gerry Wakelin
Lord Stephen Sherbourne
Mark and Deidre Simpson
Danny Wyler Family Foundation

Studio Patrons

John D Bradley
Charles and Heather Hollander

Trusts and Foundations

Boltini Trust
CHK Foundation
John S Cohen Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Idlewild Trust
Transform Foundation

In-Kind Support

Bob and Elisabeth Boas
Google Grants Award
Dr Sue Garlick
Maria Kacandes-Kamil
Sir Peter and Lady Walters

Supporting Young Artists

Young Artists Circle

Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust
The Bulldog Trust
Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
Dr Caryn Solomon and Dr Allen Zimbler

Young Artist Benefactors

Christopher Ball
The Fidelio Charitable Trust
Helen Blumer
Lisa Newick
Kate Olver and Jeremy Young
The Kathleen Trust
Cooper Sinclair
The Tait Memorial Trust
Malcolm and Alison Thwaites
Rev John Wates OBE

Supporting Diverse Voices

Nicholas Allan
David Buchler
William de Winton

Supporting the Vernon Ellis Singers in Transition Programme

Vernon Ellis Foundation
David Buchler