Becoming an accomplished singer is a long haul. Even after postgraduate study, certain voice types (and those of most men) require years of further lessons to reach anything approaching full potential.
Alwyn Mellor (Isolde at Grange Park 2011) is a case in point. It was only in her mid-30s that her voice came into its own. She is now booked for Brunnhilde at Bastille in Paris.
During this post-postgraduate period, singers can find some chorus work, but this rarely pays for lessons which are expensive.
The Grange Park Opera Scholarship Fund is used to help these singers pay for lessons to work on a particular aspect of the voice or coaching in preparation of particular roles. We often pay the teacher/coach directly and keep a watchful eye on progress.
Seven singers this year have benefitted from this pot of money. Click here to read how the fund has helped them.
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