Support Samling Academy Opera 2020

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This autumn sees the launch of a special fundraising appeal for next year’s Samling Academy Opera production and we are seeking your support. Are you able to help?

Thanks to a generous commitment to match – pound for pound – the first £10,000 raised, your contribution will go even further to support talented young singers.

Next summer’s Samling Academy Opera will be our fourth production. We have great plans for the production and will be sharing all the details with you following our auditions in December.

How will your donation help?

Samling Academy Opera productions give our Academy Singers the opportunity to experience everything that goes into a professional fully staged touring production, with movement, dance, lighting, props and costumes. Under the guidance of our experienced directors and production team, they’ll learn how to develop a full role and bring a character to life through music, giving them a truly memorable introduction to the life of a professional musician.

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Alex Banfield and Polly Leech: Albert Herring, 2013

Charlotte La Thrope and Rowan Pierce: L’enfant et les sortilèges, 2015

Ana Fernández Guerra with Samling Artist Tim Morgan and the Dunedin Consort: Venus and Adonis, 2018

The singers pictured in the Samling Academy Opera performances above are among the growing number of Samling Academy Singers who have gone on to post-graduate study or professional singing careers. By supporting Samling Academy Opera, you will be helping to give the next generation of young singers invaluable performance skills, preparing them for future study and careers.

How to donate

You can donate using the online form below or by cheque, made out to ‘Samling Institute for Young Artists’, and sent to

Samling Institute for Young Artists
Community Centre
NE46 3NP

In addition to having your contribution doubled by the match funding, if you’re a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go even further by completing a Gift Aid form.