“I have learnt so much about opera today from the three excellent speakers, the singing was sublime and I enjoyed meeting some lovely people.” Catherine Bowers, Lifestyle Journalist
“Many alumni and students of the conservatoire have valued the performance opportunities offered in London by Divas & Scholars over the last few years.” Stefan Janski, Head of Opera, RNCM
"A great networking opportunity".
For over three years, Divas & Scholars has offered Opera Connoisseurship Courses, Lecture-Recital Evenings, Opera Study Days and Master Classes. Whether you are new to the genre or are already an aficionado, there will be fascinating insights and performances to enjoy. Eminent lecturers from the opera houses, conservatoires and broadcasting will inform and entertain you. You will learn about the music, the composers, the librettists and performance history.
Opera singers will talk about and demonstrate their extraordinary vocal technique. You will improve your listening skills and learn sound methods for analysing operatic performance. This is an opportunity to meet talented young emerging opera singers as well as established stars of the opera world. Our aim is to make attending opera a more informed pleasure.
We are proud to introduce and promote the opera stars of the future as well as provide a new platform and performance opportunities for young talent.
We also offer bespoke opera events and have arranged ‘Opera Parties’ and ‘Home Recitals’ for special occasions.
Lucy Woodruff, Director
Professor Jean-Philippe Calvin, Director