ENO Match Campaign raises over £192,000 to support opera's rising stars

2nd December 2016 in News

We are delighted to announce that over the past 10 days £96,360 has been donated to the ENO Harewood Artists programme as part of the annual ‘Match Campaign’.

Thanks to the generous support from The Shears Foundation, The Queen Anne’s Gate Foundation, Talal & Lina Kanafani and Vernon Ellis this amount has been doubled. This means that £192,720, raised over the past two weeks, will be invested in the future of British operatic talent.

Thank you to all those who donated to the campaign. Your donations to the programme, which is funded entirely through donations, are invested into longstanding and highly valuable training and mentoring, which immensely benefits 9 young singers each season.

From Monday, 21 November, to Thursday, 1 December, 2016, donations made to the ENO Harewood Artists’ programme were matched, making them twice as valuable to ENO.

At ENO we are committed to nurturing talent. The ENO Harewood Artists’ programme makes a crucial contribution to developing the next generation of operatic stars. The programme costs over £200,000 a year to deliver and is funded entirely through donations.

The Harewood Artists’ programme provides exceptional training and mentoring to nine of the best British or British-trained singers at the beginning of their professional careers and gives opera’s rising stars the opportunity to develop and learn whilst being cast in roles on the London Coliseum stage. Each singer undertakes a programme of vocal and language training, is coached by experts in their repertoire and receives ongoing support from members of ENO’s artistic and music staff.