Support opera’s rising stars and help us to invest in the future of young operatic talent.
At ENO we are committed to nurturing new operatic talent. ENO Harewood Artists provides exceptional training and support for the best British or British-trained singers at the beginning of their professional careers.
We give these 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 is fully supported through auditions for career-building performance opportunities in both the UK and abroad.
Alumni have gone on to have critically acclaimed international careers whilst maintaining strong links to ENO and returning to perform in many of our productions. Our alumni include Sophie Bevan, Leigh Melrose, Iain Paterson and Sarah Tynan.
ENO Harewood Artists performing on the London Coliseum stage in the 2016/17 season include: Mary Bevan in Don Giovanni; Andri Björn Róbertsson in Tosca and Rigoletto; Nicky Spence in Lulu; Matthew Durkan in Rigoletto and The Winter’s Tale; Soraya Mafi, Katie Coventry and David Webb in Pirates of Penzance; and Samantha Price in The Winter’s Tale.
“The honest advice and mentorship I’ve received has been invaluable and a rare thing in the hurly-burly of the opera world.
“Using the opportunities offered to me as an ENO Harewood Artist has enabled a steady and careful honing of my singing armoury allowing me to build an important foundation for the busy international career I’m enjoying now.”
– Nicky Spence
ENO Harewood Artists makes a vital contribution to the next generation of operatic talent. The programme costs over £200,000 a year to deliver and is funded entirely through donations.
You can support our Harewood Artists with a donation of £1,500 a year or more. To thank you for your support we offer the following benefits:
From £1,500 a year or £125 a month by direct debit
Patrons receive all of the benefits of Opera Circle Patrons, plus:
- Complimentary invitations to three ENO Harewood Artist recitals per season
- A monthly dedicated e-newsletter
From £2,500 a year or £208.33 a month by direct debit
Leading Patrons receive all of the above, plus invitations to:
- the annual ENO Harewood Artists’ Patron lunch
- a production rehearsal followed by a meet and greet with ENO Harewood Artists in the cast*
From £5,000 a year or £416.66 a month by direct debit
Leading Patrons receive all of the above, plus:
- the opportunity to observe a coaching session*
- an opportunity for a bespoke meeting with an ENO Harewood Artist*
*Date subject to artist availability or at the creative team’s discretion.
All levels of ENO membership and patronage comprise a benefits value detailing the actual cost of membership to ENO. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price. Any amounts given over and above this benefits value are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid. To discuss purchasing benefits separately please contact the Development Office on 020 7845 9424
For Gift Aid and VAT purposes, your contribution is split as follows:
- ENO Harewood Artist Patrons: Benefits £89 and Donation £1,411
- Leading Patrons: £93 and Donation £2,407
- Principal Patrons: Benefits £144 and Donation £4,856