Opera for Charity
We did it
On 3rd January 2018 we successfully raised £1,135 with 24 supporters in 49 days

When Girls with Dreams become Women with Vision. Carmen for Women&Girls Network and Dress for Success

by OperaForCharity : Girls+Women Empowerment in London, England, United Kingdom

Sonia Ben-Santamaria is a conductor, pianist and vocal coach who believes in making women’s voices heard both in the workplace and in society.  

She set up Opera for Charity in order to offer  more role models for women conductors in the industry and to offer encouragement to those considering this as a career.  ‘Although things are changing for the equality of the sexes in our society, there is still a long way to go.  It is important as a woman within this historically male-dominated role and industry to promote the nurturing of  talent of other women and girls whose voices deserve to be heard. This cause is at the very heart of the company.’

Your help to raise the money necessary to cover rehearsal and performance costs will enable Opera for Charity to semi-staged a performance Carmen and to donate all proceeds from performance ticket sales to the Women and Girls’ Network and Dress for Success Greater London.  In addition Sonia is offering the opportunity for a young female repetiteur with an interest in developing as a conductor to assist her and have guaranteed podium time.

Sonia Ben-Santamaria Opera Conductor


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Patron - Anyone who pledges £10 - £50 will receive a Thank You card and regular updates via the Newsletter.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Bronze Patron - Donations of £50 - £100 will receive the Thank You card, Newsletter and a 2 tracks CD of classical opera trio : Alaudiae

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Silver Patron - Anyone who pledges between £100 - £250 will be entitled to a private 25 minute bespoke piano/singer recital. They will also receive the Newsletter and Thank you Card.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Gold Patron - Anyone who pledges £250 - 500 will receive a free tickets for any of Sonia's concerts 2018 as well as being entitled to a 25 minute bespoke recital piano and singer

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Benefactor - Anyone pledging £500 upwards will receive two free tickets to Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (Sonia's current project) which runs from November 22 to December 23 at the Arcola Theatre, London plus a meet and greet with the cast and Sonia after the show. They will also be entitled to complimentary tickets to Sonia's other concerts for this season 2017/2018, Newsletter and Thank You card.

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