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Support an artist

Champion our talent and development initiatives by funding a future artist.

Each year, a new wave of singers, instrumentalists and composers wait in the wings.

With your help, we can offer this pool of emerging talent a nurturing environment in which to develop their skills, the opportunity to make their mark on a world-class stage and the chance to catapult their careers.

To find out more information, or to have an informal conversation about opportunities for support, please contact our Director of Development, Helen McCarthy, at helen.mccarthy@glyndebourne.com or call 01273 815 032.


Support the Glyndebourne Chorus from £5,000+

Be instrumental in providing a springboard for the young singers of tomorrow as they transition from the conservatoire to embark on their professional opera journey.

Recently described by The Times as being ‘a cradle of tomorrow’s stars’, members of the Glyndebourne Chorus are offered an unparalleled environment for learning, working with the highest calibre of artists, orchestras and conductors.

Former members of the chorus have included Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Kate Royal and Dame Sarah Connolly.


Support Pit Perfect from £5,000+

Give an aspiring music graduate the boost they need to jumpstart their career.

This unique artist development scheme offers recent music school graduates a series of mentoring, tutoring and rehearsal opportunities with a team of Glyndebourne professionals. This programme, now in its sixth year, has successfully opened the door to professional careers for many of our participants.


Support a Cover Artist from £10,000+

Invest in an upcoming artist as they prepare to step into the spotlight.

Glyndebourne’s Cover Artists initiative provides our young singers with an intensive programme of training and development to prepare them in covering a principal role. Talent development remains at the heart of Glyndebourne, and the Cover Artist scheme offers a unique opportunity for emerging artists.


Support a Debut Artist from £20,000+

Light the path for a gifted artist as they make their debut on Glyndebourne’s world-class stage.

Glyndebourne continues to develop emerging talent. Showcasing the singers of the future. This is your opportunity to support and encourage highly talented professionals as they make their debut on the Glyndebourne stage.


To find out more information, or to have an informal conversation about opportunities for support, please contact Director of Development, Helen McCarthy, at helen.mccarthy@glyndebourne.com or call 01273 815 032.

Image credits: Don Pasquale, Festival 2013, photo by Clive Barda | Pit Perfect 2022, photo by James Bellorni | La traviata, Tour 2018, photo by Robert Workman | The Marriage of Figaro, Tour 2022, photo by Richard Hubert Smith

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