“This was opera as it should be but seldom is – innovative yet respectful, ambitious yet pragmatic, and above all committed to the development of talent in all departments.” Opera Today

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Founding patrons Bill and Judy Bollinger launched Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells in 2005, following a performance of Poulenc’s La voix humaine directed by Alessandro Talevi.  They immediately recognised the need to close the gap between Alessandro’s talent and the resources available to him and, in collaboration with him, set out a series of initiatives to bridge the gap between raw talent and a professional career.

Macbeth Media Relations began working for Independent Opera in 2007 as it announced its new and comprehensive programme of Artist Support which to date has awarded scholarships, fellowships and one-off grants to 101 artists in the fields of singing, directing, design, choreography and production.  In addition to the mentoring support that is part of IO’s ethos, the value of the 121 grants is more than £680,000.

Now in its 12th year, the company will add a further string to its bow with the first of its annual Voice Scholars’ recitals to be held at the Wigmore Hall on Friday 6 October 2017.

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