Royal Opera House Philanthropists and Sponsors
The Royal Opera House wants to open up the world of opera and ballet to many more people. Thanks to exceptional generosity and commitment of the Arts Council England, individual philanthropists, Patrons, Friends, trusts and foundations and companies we can create thrilling performances that transport you and audiences across the globe to new worlds.
The Royal Opera House has opened the doors to its new home, following the Open Up project. We would like to thank those people whose incredible generosity has transformed this building.
Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet
We are grateful for the many other bequests that are left to The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.
†Philanthropy to the American Friends of Covent Garden
The Royal Opera House also thanks the many donors not listed who support its work.
The Royal Opera House is extremely grateful for the generous and loyal support of the Patrons of the Royal Opera House. Patron membership offers individuals and companies the highest level of priority to the best seats and all dining facilities, and the maximum flexibility and convenience via an exceptional personal service. For more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 121 Patrons who have chosen to be anonymous
†Patron through the American Friends of Covent Garden
The Royal Opera House’s aim is for many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. Every donation you make plays an essential role in creating the art, artists, performance, learning and sharing that make the Royal Opera House what it is today. The Royal Opera House (registered charity – no 211775) acknowledges with gratitude the generosity and commitment of individuals, foundations and companies who, since our re-opening in 1999, have made an exceptional contribution to our work, in and beyond this building, especially the following: GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation, Lady Ashcroft, BP, Dianne and Michael Bienes, Celia Blakey, Peter Borender, The Bunting Family, The Derek Butler Trust, The Clore Duffield Foundation, Coutts & Co., The Peter Cruddas Foundation, The Dalriada Trust, The Danish Research Foundation, Dr Genevieve and Mr Peter Davies, Deloitte, Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Dunard Fund, The Paul Ferguson Memorial Fund, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Hamish and Sophie Forsyth, Garfield Weston Foundation, Roselle Godeaux, Sir Donald Gordon, Kenneth and Susan Green, The Helen Hamlyn Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Ronald and Marina Hobson, Alan Howard and Caroline Byron, Aud Jebsen, Doug and Ceri King, Frances Kirsh, Mrs Alfiya Askar Abulkhair and Timur Kuanyshev, Lord and Lady Laidlaw of Rothiemay, The Linbury Trust, Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier, Tamar and Bob Manoukian, Marit Mohn, The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Monument Trust, Oak Foundation, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Mr Stefan Sten Olsson, Julia and Hans Rausing, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sir Simon and Lady Robey, Rolex, Dame Theresa Sackler, The Sackler Trust, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Mrs Lily Safra, The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund, Ian and Tina Taylor, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson and Van Cleef & Arpels. We would also like to thank those who have made an exceptional contribution and wish to remain anonymous.
Since 1969, the American Friends of Covent Garden have supported the work of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, including productions, education activities and tours around the world, fostering goodwill between the USA and UK. Gifts to the American Friends of Covent Garden are tax-deductible under the US Internal Revenue Code.
Mercedes T. Bass Chairman
Alex Beard CBE Chief Executive, Royal Opera House
G. Scott Clemons Treasurer
David A. Shevlin Legal Counsel
John G. Turner Secretary
Milena Sales Executive Director
The Royal Opera House remains extremely grateful for the substantial support that was given to the Capital Appeal through the unique partnership between public and private sources: Arts Council England with National Lottery funds, The Floral Trust, The Linbury Trust, The Clore Foundation and The Vivien Duffield Foundation. The Royal Opera House is also grateful to the many thousands of others for their donations, which together enabled this new building in 1999.
President Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG
Chairman Dame Vivien Duffield DBE
Since their founding in 1962 as the Friends of Covent Garden, our Friends have shown exceptional generosity and loyalty in their ongoing philanthropic support of the Royal Opera House. We wish to thank especially our Premium and Supporting Friends.
Last updated on 21 October 2020