Between 30 November and 7 December, we're taking part in the Big Give's 2021 Christmas Challenge to support our new Artist Development Programme, which opens in the new year. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant enormous disruption, uncertainty and anxiety for freelance musicians with as many as 64% having considered leaving the industry in the UK. Without investment, we risk losing the next generation of exceptional British operatic talent.
With your support, we will meet that challenge head on with our new Artist Development Programme We'll be supporting an initial 19 emerging artists, investing in their performance practice and essential musical and theatrical training while also helping them gain the practical professional skills needed to successfully navigate the industry.
Click here to find out more about the appeal and to donate via the Big Give's website. All donations made via the Big Give between 30 November and 7 December will be matched by our campaign sponsor, so this is the perfect opportunity to support the artists of tomorrow and safeguard the future of British opera. Thank you for your support!