“Divas & Scholars makes learning about this most complex of art forms a richly enjoyable pleasure.”

Rupert Christiansen, Opera Critic, The Telegraph


“Divas & Scholars is an excellent project!”

Jason Orange, Take That


“An entertaining and informative way to get inside the world of opera.”

Danielle de Niese, Glyndebourne

Exceptional opera events for connoisseurs


Divas & Scholars creates events for people interested in learning more about opera. We introduce you to celebrated opera insiders who share their insights and experiences of this compelling and multi-layered art form. We combine fascinating talks with live performances and the opportunity to meet personally with opera luminaries in a relaxed social setting. You can discuss opera over dinner or a drinks reception with our star speakers and opera singers.

Whether you are new to the art form or are already an aficionado you will hear beautiful music, be entertained and will learn something new from our experts. We have hosted speakers including the international diva and chatelaine of Glyndebourne Danielle de Niese, the globally esteemed opera director and former Principle Resident Director of the Royal Opera House John Copley CBE and the conductor and former Director of Music at the English National Opera, Edward Gardner OBE.

We have been arranging seminars and performances, master-classes, opera parties and courses since 2011. Our first Opera Studies Series in association with the National Opera Studio began in 2015. The key events were ten evening seminars with performances given by the National Opera Studio Young Artists. We teamed these young artists with established opera luminaries at each event. Recently we offered a series of very popular evenings at the exclusive Club at The Ivy. This was a pre- opera festival series highlighting The Grange Festival. Artistic Director Michael Chance CBE lead the discussions with conductors and directors and illustrative recitals were given by members of the cast from their 2017 season.

We are proud to present many young opera singers and rising stars of the future at our events giving them a new platform and performance opportunities working alongside established performers.

Director, Lucy Woodruff BA (hons), MA