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
Fidelity Foundation

Supporting the Studio

Chairman’s Circle

Vernon Ellis Foundation
Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust
Bertrand and Elizabeth Meunier

Artistic Development Circle

The Carr-Gregory Trust
David Crook
Peter Espenhahn
Douglas Kane Legacy
Sir David Wooton
William de Winton

Studio Benefactors

Neville Abraham CBE
Charles Alexander
The Barness Charity Trust
Lord and Lady Chichester
Tony Doggart
Sarah Fletcher
Louise Fluker
Madeleine Gantley
Dominic and Caroline Grieve
Malcolm Herring
Pamela Idelson Smith
Richard Johnson
Kate Olver and Jeremy Young
Lorna Parker
Cressida Pollock
Christian Rochat
Richard Salter QC
Ivor Samuels and Gerry Wakelin
Lord Stephen Sherbourne
Danny Wyler Family Foundation

Studio Patrons

Mark and Deidre Simpson
Charles and Heather Hollander

Trusts and Foundations

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

In-Kind Support

Beep Studio
Tarkett Group - Desso
Harlequin Software
Google Grants Award

Supporting Young Artists

Young Artists Circle

Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust
The Bulldog Trust

Young Artist Benefactors

Banham Foundation
Christopher Ball
The Fidelio Charitable Trust
Helen Blumer
Lisa Newick
The Kathleen Trust
Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund
Malcolm and Alison Thwaites
John Wates