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
Fidelity Foundation

Supporting the Studio

Chairman’s Circle

Vernon Ellis Foundation
Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust

Artistic Development Circle

The Carr-Gregory Trust
David Crook
Peter Espenhahn
Douglas Kane Estate
William de Winton

Studio Benefactors

Neville Abraham CBE
Charles Alexander
Madeline Gantley
Pamela Idelson Smith
Richard Johnson
Kate Olver and Jeremy Young
Lorna Parker
Cressida Pollock
Richard Salter QC
Ivor Samuels and Gerry Wakelin
Lord Stephen Sherbourne
Sir David Wootton

Studio Patrons

Mark and Deidre Simpson

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
The Carne 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

40th Anniversary Appeal

Neville Abraham CBE
Charles Alexander
Nick Allen
Christopher Ball
Anthony Bolton
Peter and Helen Blumer
Roger Bramble
David Buchler
Philip Carne MBE
Anna de Chassiron
Earl of Chichester Charitable Trust
David Crook
Tony Doggart
Sarah Fletcher
Lady Anne Harding
Richard Johnson
David Kaye
The Loveday Charitable Trust
Anthony Mackintosh
Bertand and Elizabeth Meunier
Robert Moffat
Jane Murphy
Lorna Parker
Richard Salter QC
Ivor Samuels and Gerry Wakelin
Hugh Sandeman
Baroness Warwick
William de Winton
Sir David Wootton