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The International Opera Academy (IOA) was founded twenty years ago. Since then, 143 students from 36 different countries graduated from the programme. These last few years, the programme has been thoroughly restructured – which has resulted in output of visibly higher quality.

The high quality of our educational programme is made possible through our many professional partners, who offer our students vitally important experiences in productions at an international level.

The patronage of our sponsors, however, remains indispensable. Their engagement allows students to focus more fully on their respective study trajectories. As the IOA’s outreach grows, its reputation also attracts students from countries with more precarious economic situations. To these students, extra financial help is most welcome.

Students can be supported through an annual scholarship or by helping them to finance living expenses during their studies in Ghent. Further, our programme can be sponsored by financing Masterclasses, or supporting concerts and productions.
Other patronage formulas are open to negotiation. Funding is renewed upon agreement from the sponsor or patron.

If you are interested to join our group of sponsors and contribute to our students’ future, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you!

For more information, please contact Jo Lambelin
(+32)9 233 24 30


Spontaneous gifts can be directed to:

International Opera Academy
BNP Paribas Fortis
IBAN BE05 0013 6009 3075


Current Sponsors

For the year 2020-2021, the International Opera Academy is grateful to receive financial support from:

Delen Private Bank, Oncogeb SPRL (Prof. Martine Piccart), Stichting Inspiratum (Axel Vervoordt, president), Mr & Mrs Hans Schwab, Mrs & Mrs Van Hool-Vuylsteke, Mrs Simonne Timmermans,

and various anonymous sponsors.

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