INDEPENDENT OPERA Artist Support Evening 2011

Last night Independent Opera ran their annual artist support evening at the Royal Academy of Music

INDEPENDENT OPERA Artist Support is a comprehensive programme of scholarships, fellowships, partnerships and patronage designed to complement and continue the work of Independent Opera by providing ongoing financial assistance to young professionals involved at all levels in the production of opera. The programme of scholarships and fellowships, available to singers, directors and designers, is an integral component of the company’s objective: to give those involved in the staging and production of opera the support they need at the outset of their careers.

I was lucky enough to be the social and digital marketing expert asked to informally discuss how opera singers, operatic groups and musicians can use digital and social media to promote themselves, their brands and their ensembles. It was an extremely enjoyable evening with three exceptional signers (Anna Huntley, Kate Manley, Clara Mouriz), an outstanding pianist (James Baillieu) and a panel experts from the Operatic industry (Nicholas Payne – Director of Opera Europa, Jonathan Groves – Agent for Ingpen & Williams, John McMurray – English National Opera, Richard Stokes – Professor of Lieder at Royal Academy of Music & Sarah Tynan – Soprano).

I would like to congratulate Chrissy, Anna and Independent Opera for the very successful and enjoyable event.