Match Campaign raises £196,226 to support the ENO Harewood Artists

5th December 2018 in News

We are delighted to announce that our annual Match Campaign has raised £196,226 to support ENO’s Harewood Artists programme.

Thanks to our generous Matchers: Sir Vernon & Lady Hazel Ellis, The Queen Anne’s Gate Foundation and two anonymous donors, there was a fund of £100,000 to match and double all donations made between 19 and 30 November.

Thanks to this year’s campaign plus the other funds that we have already received this year from generous donors and gift aid, we are able to invest in excess of £230,000 in the future of British operatic talent at English National Opera.

The campaign received over 230 donations. We would like to extend a big thank you to all those who supported. Your contribution to the programme, which is funded entirely through donations, will help us to nurture and develop the next generation of opera talent at ENO.

ENO Head of Casting, Michelle Williams said:

“On behalf of our ENO Harewood Artists, Jane Robinson, Head of Vocal Training & Development and the whole team at ENO, I would like to thank you for supporting English National Opera’s recent Harewood Artist Match Campaign. We very much appreciate your support.

This means that we can continue to deliver our flagship talent development programme that enables the training of 13 exceptionally talented singers, while they take on roles here at ENO and elsewhere.

We have exciting future plans for the programme. Brindley Sherratt has recently come on board as ENO Artist in Residence and Advisor to the Harewood Artists; and seven ENO Harewood Artists will appear at The Ludlow Song Weekend in April 2019. I hope you feel a sense a pride knowing that your recent contribution is helping to make all of this possible.

There are so many opportunities to catch our Harewood Artists at ENO this spring: Nadine Benjamin, Matthew Durkan and David Ireland appear in La bohème and Katie Stevenson sings Nefertiti in Akhnaten. Two former Harewood Artists, Sarah Tynan and Rhian Lois perform in The Merry Widow while five Harewood Artists including Rowan Pierce, Samantha Price and David Webb sing in The Magic Flute. Finally, Alex Otterburn and Will Morgan make their mainstage debuts in Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Thank you for supporting ENO and playing a vital part in its future.”

Find out more about the programme here >>.