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Minimum annual contribution £5,000

Become a patron today and get closer to our work. Your support is vital in helping artists and audiences to thrive now and in the future.

The Opera Awards Foundation’s Patrons’ Circle is an annual initiative for our valued donors who wish to deepen and demonstrate their dedication to opera and our work.

You can join the scheme by donating a minimum yearly contribution of £5,000.

To learn more, contact rebecca.lebrocq@operaawards.org

Your support means we can support individual opera artists at critical moments in their careers and inspire and encourage opera audiences of the future through our school programme, Sing!

Patrons’ Circle benefits and opportunities include:

  • Having a close association with an Opera Awards Foundation artist or programme; or naming an International Opera Awards category, including opportunity to present at Awards or Gala Dinner
  • Seeing our work first-hand: meeting our artists and visiting a school programme
  • Acknowledgement on IOA/OAF website and printed programmes for Gala Dinner and International Opera Awards (or can remain anonymous)
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events including concerts, masterclasses and receptions
  • Join us for special Patrons’ Circle opera outings taking in performances at UK opera companies
  • Priority booking for ticketed events including the International Opera Awards
  • Hosting a table at our Gala Dinner



Minimum annual contribution £1,000

Benefits include:

  • Priority booking for International Opera Awards ceremony, Opera Awards Foundation gala dinner and other events
  • Regular updates and offers
  • Recognition on IOA/OAF website
  • Recognition in Awards and Gala Dinner programmes
  • Invitations to exclusive events, recitals and masterclasses
  • VIP reception with opera luminaries at International Opera Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunities to meet our artists, visit our school programmes and invitations to performances.

If you are interested in supporting our work in any capacity, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


The Opera Awards Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of individuals whose patronage enables us to provide bursaries for the next generation of operatic talent.

David Kershaw
Mrs Ling Liu
Leslie MacLeod-Miller
Jeremy Scott

Michael & Barbara Haringham
Debra Hinton
Ruth Markland
Paul Masters
Richard & Virginia Salter

Iris Bond
Victoria & Robert Ellis
Steven Owen

Richard Robert Adams
Lorna Bown
Ann Copsey
Dr Ann Coxon
Robert & Shoshannah Fenner
Andrew Herd
Douglas Hurt
Jennie Mills
Paul & Diana Salmon
Ivor Samuels
Julia Smithies
George & Patti White
Dr Stephen & Mrs Kathryn Wright




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