Cultural Diplomacy or Art which unites

Ukraine is part of Europe, though not a member of the European Union. For political, economic and cultural reasons, it seeks closer ties with its western neighbours. Opera Europa has responded to that need by accepting its capital city Kyiv’s offer to host our spring conference between 18 and 20 May, precisely one week after its hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest. Seldom has opera been so close to popular culture!

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Changes in your address book!

Appointments have been made across our membership in the past few weeks.

Philipp Kochheim moves on from Braunschweig to take over Den Jyske Opera Aarhus this spring, when Annilese Miskimmon leaves to become Artistic Director of Den Norske Opera Olso from August. Christophe Ghristi, former Dramaturg under Nicolas Joël at Opéra de Paris, takes up the position of Artistic Director at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse in September. John Fulljames, Associate Director of Opera at Royal Opera House, will become Opera Director at Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen this August, while Oliver Mears started last month as the new Director of Opera at Covent Garden in London. Peter de Caluwe was given a third term as General Director of La Monnaie/De Munt, until 2025 while Thomas Lauriot dit Prévost will rejoin Théätre du Châtelet as General Director. Sophie de Lint, Opera Director at Opernhaus Zürich, has been named Artistic Director of Dutch National Opera, taking over from Pierre Audi in September 2018 when he moves to Aix-en-Provence.


Save the dates for our Forum meetings

Don't miss out on your forum meetings in 2017!
Audio-Visual & Digital Media – 27-28 April – Helsinki >>
Costumes, Make-up & Wigs forum – 18-20 May – Malmö >>

Make sure you are signed up to each listserv to be informed on registration!
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The Opera Platform

Still available on The Opera Platform

Here are the full lenght operas still availble to watch for free on our Platform:

Dmitri Shostakovich, The Nose, from Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Claudio Monteverdi, Orpheus, from Komische Oper Berlin

Władysław Żeleński, Goplana, from Teatr Wielki Warsaw

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Golden Cockerel, from La Monnaie/De Munt

Aleksander Nowak, Space Operafrom Teatr Wielki Warsaw

Gaetano Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia from Palau de Les Arts

Oscar Straus, The pearls of Cleopatrafrom Komische Oper Berlin

Modest Mussorgsky, Sorochintsy Fair from Komische Oper Berlin

Johann Sebastian Bach, The Passion, from Streetwise Opera

Franz-Joseph Haydn, The Creation, from Rambert 


The Opera Platform

What's on The Opera Platform?

The streaming website The Opera Platform reveals the upcoming performances.

28-04-2017 - Le vin herbé by Martin, from Welsh National Opera

05-05-2017 - The Magic Flute by Mozart, from Den Norske Opera og Ballett

05-05-2017 - Carmen by Bizet, from Opera de Lyon

05-05-2017 - Ragnheiður by Þórðarson, from Icelandic Opera

05-05-2017 - Bomarzo by Ginastera, from Teatro Real Madrid

21-05-2017 - Medea by Reimann, from Komische Oper Berlin


OE News

Our Members in 2017

 We now have over 170 members from 43 countries. Here are the new members welcomed over the last 12 months

Opera Rara, Hackney Empire, both in London, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Opera2day in Den Haag, National Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan, Helsingin Koominen Oopera in Helsinki, Opera Wroclawska in Wroclaw, Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester, Et in Arcadia Ego, Oper Graz., Victorian Opera in Melbourne, Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus in Warsaw, Staatstheater Mainz, Teatro Grande di Brescia, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Lismore Opera Festival                      

European Opera Days

European Opera Days 2017: Opera Panorama

Opera Europa was created over 14 years ago now. In our mission of advocating for the art form, we have always believed that actions speak louder than words. In 2007, 10 years ago, we launched and coordinated the first European Opera Days. This initiative was created to hustle up attention in the media for opera. This was Opera Europa’s first advocacy tool, and from its first edition, it was a great success.
For the 2017 edition, we are branding the initiative Opera Panorama, and it is an invitation to discover the European dimension of Opera. We are further extending the period of the event, which will take place between 5 and 14 May 2017


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