In the last year, we have been supported by several key organisations here in Northern Ireland, including the Hastings Hotel Group, the Titanic Quarter and the Belfast Harbour Commission. With the financial and in-kind support of these companies, we have been able to continue to present world-class opera to audiences in Northern Ireland, bringing international stars of the calibre of Sebastian Catana and Nadine Koutcher to the Belfast stage.
As importantly, corporate support means we have funds or facilities made available to develop outreach projects, education events for children and training for the up-and-coming opera singers in our opera studio, helping to make opera accessible to all, right across Northern Ireland.
For you as a company, supporting Northern Ireland Opera makes sense, with bespoke benefits including access to private events, charity gala evenings, priority seats for our major shows and branding alignment. There are multiple CSR opportunities in supporting us by bringing opera to new audiences, including sponsoring a children’s opera, which will tour across NI to schools and small venues, or by supporting our outreach work to schools, charities and low income groups. For example, during the week preceding ‘Rigoletto’ we held 21 events in which 1200 participants engaged with us from over 50 charities, schools and community organisations.
If you are interested in discussing how you might help us in making opera accessible to all here in Northern Ireland, please get in touch: we work creatively with each of our corporate partners to ensure we come up with a sponsorship package that works for you.
‘Today has been a day that they will not forget and it is bound to have an impact on their musical footprint.’
Workshops – Botanic Primary School teacher, Gemma
‘I would like to come back to the opera house. I really enjoyed the workshop. It challenged my views on opera and made me want to see the opera itself.’
Workshops – Action Ability member Sean
Previously not a big opera consumer… Fair play NI Opera. You won a new audience over.
Dress Rehearsal – community group leader of Beyond Skin, Darren
For more information on how you can support Northern Ireland Opera, please contact Julia O’Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org