Our Work

The Black British Classical Foundation is a charity trying to address the situation where ethnic minorities are under represented in the field of Opera and the classical arts in general.

Across society, powerful role models can inspire future generations, whether it is in sports, science or arts. By fulfilling this need we hope to encourage minority audiences to see possibilities for themselves, to say, "Yes, I can do that too!".

Our major project is biannual competition. "The Voice of Black Opera" for BAME singers from the British Commonwealth. The previous winner was Elizabeth Llewellyn from Jamaica who has gone on to sign a number of prestigious roles including the lead role, Mimi, in La Boheme with the English National Opera.