The training Mascarade Emerging Artists provides would not be possible without the generous support of individuals. From sponsoring individual artists and studio activities, to becoming a Patron of the programme and accessing all our performances, there are numerous ways your support impacts and sustains our work.

We are a 100% privately funded institution. Every penny of your support goes directly to the artists who depend on us. Tax benefits are available for donations made in Italy, the UK and the US.

For further information, please contact the programme’s Development Consultant:

Sarah Dennis


Telephone: +39 351 754 76 84


Mascarade Emerging Artists exists not only to train some of the world’s best operatic talents, but also to make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Florence and Tuscany.

As a new, innovative organisation with an international perspective, we can provide unique experiences designed with your objectives in mind, from private recitals and behind-the-scenes events with our emerging artists, to masterclasses and hospitality with international stars, to brand positioning at concerts throughout the year.

We would be delighted to discuss sponsoring any aspect of our work, or becoming a Corporate Partner, with you further. Tax benefits for corporations based in Italy are possible through supporting the Mascarade Opera Foundation. Please contact Chief Executive Max Fane for more details on


Each year, Mascarade Emerging Artists presents one showcase with our artists performing fully staged opera scenes accompanied by the Teatro La Fenice orchestra. Showcases, and other performances in Venice, Florence and elsewhere, offer unique sponsorship opportunities, with potential for brand placement, impressing colleagues and providing staff benefits.

If you would be interested in supporting this aspect of our work, whether through financial or in-kind means, please contact the Chief Executive Max Fane on