By becoming a Friend you can help ensure that BYO continues giving vital development opportunities and experience to young singers, allowing them to take their first steps on the path towards careers that will bring pleasure to opera-goers for many years to come.

Download a Friends' Membership application form. [PDF file]

In addition to supporting the work of BYO, Friends enjoy a range of benefits reflecting their level of support:

Chorus Friends (£35, or £20 for under-35s)
Alumni Friends (£20, BYO alumni only)

  • Intermezzo – BYO’s twice-yearly newsletter with advance booking information and news of BYO activities and singers past, present and future
  • Annual Friends’ concert featuring BYO alumni
  • Admission to Summer Season cover performances at the Peacock Theatre
  • Updates and offers by email (optional)
  • Acknowledgement in Summer Season programmes


Sub-Principal Friends (£60)

Chorus benefits, plus

  • Complimentary ticket to the annual Summer Season Preview concert featuring current BYO singers (additional tickets available on request)
  • Admission to Summer Season dress rehearsals at the Peacock Theatre


Principal Friends (£120)

Sub-Principal and Chorus benefits, plus

  • Summer Season post-performance receptions with members of the cast and creative team at the Peacock Theatre
  • Admission to Summer Season dress rehearsals at the Peacock Theatre


Prima Donor Friends (£250)

Principal, Sub-Principal and Chorus benefits, plus

  • Opportunity to meet the casts and creative teams during the Summer Season rehearsal period
  • DVDs of Summer Season productions (as available)


Impresario Friends (£500)

Prima Donor, Sub-Principal and Chorus benefits, plus

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Summer Season performance at the Peacock Theatre, including a private reception with the Director and members of the creative team
  • Admission to Summer Season production rehearsals at (by arrangement)

Higher level support is available through our Adopt a Singer, Support a Performance and Support a Production schemes. Click here for more information.