Your valuable support
CD and download sales alone cannot cover all our costs and we are looking for new supporters to ensure that this much-loved label survives.
For over 40 years, Opera Rara has brought many wonderful, yet neglected, 19th-century operas back to life in internationally acclaimed recordings and performances.
As a charity Opera Rara must raise 70% of its income through grants and donations from generous opera lovers and Trusts and Foundations to enable it to continue its work.
Your support will enable Opera Rara to:
• Revive and preserve forgotten operas through its recordings, thereby creating an indelible legacy for future generations to enjoy.
• Make these recordings accessible to the world via digital downloading.
• Create a permanent archive of original recordings backed by scholarship and research.
• House and add to its fine and unique library of scores, libretti, books and prints.
• Provide regular live performances of opera not heard elsewhere.
• Record the voices of tomorrow by providing a platform for young talent.
We need your support to ensure our future; we are not a regularly grant-funded organisation and have to raise nearly half a million pounds annually to enable us to create two full-length opera recordings and concert performances every year.
By becoming a supporter of Opera Rara you will directly help us to continue our mission.
We welcome and value any contribution you can make, from £1 to £100,000.
Opera Rara is extremely grateful to all those who generously support us.
See a list of our Opera Rara Patrons and Supporters
Different levels of support:
"Opera Rara really is doing something special...how much poorer our personal libraries would be without them"
Gramophone, November 2009
Take a look at our schedule of special fundraising events