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RIAM Opera Angels

Generations of stellar opera artists launched their careers with the Royal Irish Academy of Music.  We need your investment to continue our proud tradition 

Since 1848, RIAM has invested in talented students and superb faculty while simultaneously developing its curricula and performance projects. RIAM makes such a commitment so that students, our emerging artists, realise the full potential of their talent. 

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 will assist 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 an exclusive corps of RIAM Opera Angels who will commit their support for a period of two years or more.   

The flexibility of this initiative allows you choose the kind of angel you want to be: 

  • Archangel (€10,000 per annum),
  • Angel (€5,000 per annum)
  • Cherubim (€1,000 per annum). 

To find out more, please call Audrey Phelan on +353 1 643 5386 or e-mail audreyphelan@riam.ie