Royal Academy Opera staff

Gareth Hancock Director of Opera

Kate Paterson Head of Vocal Studies

Visiting Professors

John Mark Ainsley Visiting Professor of Opera
Sir Thomas Allen Visiting Professor of Singing
Barbara Bonney Visiting Professor of Opera
Susan Bullock CBE Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing
Simon Keenlyside CBE Visiting Professor of Singing
Angelika Kirchschlager Visiting Professor of Singing
Anthony Legge Sir Arthur Sullivan Visiting Professor of Opera
Dame Felicity Lott Visiting Professor of Singing
Ann Murray DBE Visiting Professor of Singing
Dennis O’Neill CBE Richard Lewis Visiting Professor of Singing
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Visiting Professor of Singing

Head of Preparatory and Vocal Faculty Opera

Philip Sunderland

Principal Operatic Coach

Ingrid Surgenor MBE

Professors of Singing 

Alexander Ashworth
Catherine Benson
Richard Berkeley-Steele
Michael Chance CBE
Ryland Davies
Philip Doghan
Andrew Foster Williams
Glenville Hargreaves
Yvonne Howard
Kathleen Livingstone
Neil Mackie CBE
Prof. Susan McCulloch
Mary Nelson

Kate Paterson Head of Vocal Studies
Elizabeth Ritchie
Brindley Sherratt John Shirley-Quirk Professor of Singing
Giles Underwood
Sarah Walker CBE
Lillian Watson
Mark Wilde
Mark Wildman 
Henry Cummings Distinguished Professor of Singing
Catherine Wyn Rogers

Opera Coaches

Christopher Cowell Head of Acting
Alexander Crowe
Lionel Friend
Iain Ledingham

Jonathan Papp
Michael Pollock

Peter Robinson
Susanna Stranders

Language Coaches

Ludmilla Andrew Russian
Maria Cleva Italian

Florence Daguerre de Hureaux French
Johanna Mayr German

Isabella Radcliffe Italian

Movement

Mandy Demetriou
Victoria Newlyn

Felix Mendelssohn Professor of Music

Professor Jane Glover