Classical Opera and The Mozartists launch their ‘Pay it Forward’ Appeal

The ‘Pay it Forward’ appeal was conceived to raise advance fees for artists. The fees will be paid to artists now on the understanding that the performances and
recordings will be arranged once it is possible to do so. This will provide
help for the artists when they most need it, and will also enable the
company to plan and finance future projects, especially important in this
difficult economic climate.

Further information about the appeal is available


Chief Executive Debbie Coates says:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the UK’s performing arts
organisations, many of which are predominantly made up of freelance
artists who have suddenly lost all their work for the best part of a
year. Our new ‘Pay it Forward’ appeal is an attempt to provide a
much-needed stream of income for our musicians during these
particularly difficult times. At a time when most organisations, venues
and institutions are struggling for survival, it feels particularly
important to reach out and support the world-class individuals whose
skill, artistry and commitment are the lifeblood of our cultural

product_id=Above: Ian Page conducts The Mozartists

Photo credit: Ben Ealovega