*The NHO Prize Draw 2020 has now closed, Thank you very much to everyone who took part.*
We are delighted to invite you to participate in our first ever Nevill Holt Opera Prize Draw, for the chance to win an incredible prize while supporting NHO’s community and education programmes across the Midlands and beyond.
A ticket costs just £5, and each prize been selected to ensure that it can be something to look forward to redeeming once it is safe to do so – either as a special treat for you to enjoy or a unique gift to pass on to a loved one.
Our work with young people across the Midlands and young artists breaking into the opera industry is central to everything we do at Nevill Holt Opera. Since 2013, we have welcomed thousands of young people to enjoy performances at Nevill Holt, featured our young singers onstage in our theatre, worked to continuously improve our annual programme for young and emerging artists, and visited schools across the Midlands to deliver workshops and individual singing lessons.
We are thrilled to offer a fantastic range of prizes, with something to suit everyone.
Opera afficionados may enjoy a performance from a Nevill Holt Opera Young Artist at their home or special event, tickets and dining for our 2021 summer festival, or seats at our winter performance of Messiah.
Sports fans may have their eye on tickets to an England international game at Twickenham, or a day’s trout fishing on the River Itchen. Lovers of luxury might have their attention piqued by a dinner and overnight stay at Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall, a spa day for two at Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire, a voucher for £150 to spent at the Delauney restaurant in London, or the iconic coffee table book from Bentley.
There’s plenty for foodies, including Grimsby’s finest smoked salmon and haddock delivered to your door from Alfred Enderby, a private tour of the Pommery Cellars in Reims for two people, handmade chocolates from local chocolatiers Chocolate Lovers, a case of three magnums of rosé from wine company Private Cellar, and a special gin workshop from Market Harborough’s own Two Birds Spirits.
Other wonderful prizes include dinner for six at the House of Lords with Lord and Lady Stevenson, an exclusive hard-hat tour of the National Portrait Gallery during its renovations, and visits to local treasures Rockingham Castle, Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Deene Park, and The Old Rectory Gardens, Sudborough.
Full descriptions of the prizes can be found here.
We are constantly inspired by the young people we work with, but the statistics support its importance too. Research shows that students from low-income families who take part in arts activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree, while people who take part in the arts are 38% more likely to report good health. The employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employment, while access to culture is one of the most important factors determining a young person’s well-being. Reaching young people with music and creative activities is clearly more important than ever.
The cancellation of our 2020 summer festival has had a critical impact on our financial circumstances, both this year and for our 2021 season. We are so pleased that we were able to carry out this year’s Spring Education Tour back in March, but are struggling to afford this work in 2021 and beyond. By choosing to take part in our Prize Draw, you will be playing a crucial role enabling us to continue and even grow this important strand of our work.
Members enjoy priority booking for Nevill Holt Opera’s Summer Festival and other key events.
Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.
Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.