Our supporters are people who share our values and our vision – 'today's talent for tomorrow's opera' – and who will help us continue to deliver world-class training for artists of exceptional potential, regardless of their financial positions.

By supporting our work you can become part of a family of donors who are helping to shape the future of the Studio and its talented Young Artists. Donors have access to unique opportunities to experience many different facets of the Studio and to meet our coaches, young artists and fellow supporters.  Our supporters are encouraged to get to know the young artists and to follow them on their journey, seeing first-hand the fascinating process of professional development that they experience. It is a truly rewarding process which will add a new dimension to your philanthropy.

We provide intensive and individual professional training at the highest level to a core group of outstanding singers and répétiteurs, for which we do not charge any fees. The Studio attracts the world's finest professional singers, conductors, directors and coaches to work with its young artists; to lead individual coaching sessions, masterclasses and workshops, to offer advice and support and to work with our Young Artists on our unique regional residencies and showcases. Our focus on artist resilience and preparing for the profession is we are in a unique place to offer.

Alumni include many internationally renowned singers, conductors, festival directors and music coaches. For example Gerald Finley OC CBE, Emma Bell, Alice Coote, Lesley Garrett CBE, Susan Bullock CBE, Kate Royal, and Alfie Boe, as well as conductors such as Ivor Bolton and Richard Farnes have all gone on to build highly successful careers at an international level.    

We have worked closely with the NOS for two decades, and know from first-hand experience that it is a world-class organisation with remarkable expertise in selecting artists of exceptional promise. There is no comparable teaching institution in the UK and nothing really like it in Europe or North America

Nicholas Cronk
Chair, Nicholas John Trust

We are fortunate to retain our coveted status as a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England and the backing of our six partner opera companies, whose financial support provides just under half of the income needed to provide the intensive, high-quality training experience we offer.

We offer a number of ways you can help, and we would love to hear from you.

For further information, please contact:

Robert Moffat

Development manager
[email protected] 
+44 (0) 20 8874 8811 


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