Founded in 2012, the Awards are the “Oscars of Opera” with winners from 25 countries. As well as raising the profile of opera as an accessible genre and celebrating excellence and achievement in opera, the Awards provide bursaries for young aspiring artists through The Opera Awards Foundation using funds raised by the International Opera Awards themselves.
Mazars is proud to be associated with the Foundation. Since 2012, the Foundation has given over £250,000 in bursaries to aspiring operatic talent globally. We applaud the inclusivity and diversity of the Foundation which have close fit to our own values and culture.
Support is not limited to singers; applications are encouraged from any artist working toward a career in opera who needs financial support. Bursary recipients have been engaged by the Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and joined the most prestigious Young Artist programmes including the Opernhaus Zürich International Opera Studio, Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists and Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project.
In 2019, the Awards are being held on 29 April at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.