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RIAM Opera Angels

The Royal Irish Academy of Music has a bit of a reputation when it comes to opera.  We just can't help ourselves…

Generations of stellar opera artists have launched their careers with us. We need your investment to continue that proud tradition, and there is no better time than the present!

RIAM is second to none in investing in its talented vocal students and superb faculty while simultaneously offering challenging performance projects. RIAM makes such a commitment so that students, our emerging artists, realise the full potential of their talent.

The last couple of years have been very challenging for opera production, but we have kept going despite the barriers.  We have very ambitious production plans for 2021-2022 and beyond, plus a sparkling new opera theatre hub central to the new RIAM building when it opens in 2022. There's a lot to look forward to right now.

By investing in RIAM's opera programme and joining us as an Opera Angel, you can help to transform the future of opera training in Ireland.

Opera Angels support RIAM in:

  • Hiring world-renowned international directors, conductors, and voice coaches, particularly with an emphasis on specialists in the works from the Baroque and early Classical eras

  • Commissioning new operatic works from Irish-based composers

  • Touring Ireland and further afield with our opera productions

  • Collaborating in new international vocal projects with the world's leading conservatoires

  • Attracting and retaining the most talented students through scholarship support

This campaign seeks to secure the support of a corps of RIAM Opera Angels who will commit their support for two years or more.   The flexibility of this initiative allows you to choose the kind of angel you want to be:

  • Archangel (€10,000 per annum)

  • Angel (€5,000 per annum)

  • Cherubim (€1,000 per annum)

Each level comes with a range of benefits. 

To find out more, please call Audrey Phelan on +353 87 6853726 or e-mail audreyphelan@riam.ie.