Spring Conference: Creation

The programme for Opera Europa’s spring conference is launched by a series of lively, and in some cases illustrated, interventions by creative artists, after which there is a choice of evening events. Friday centres on the two-sided question: what do such artists expect from us managers; what do we want from them? It also encompasses the annual General Assembly, when members must take important decisions about future directions for our association. On Friday evening, you may experience Opera Vlaanderen’s new opera commission, or three other options. Saturday explores different ways in which new creations may engage with the public. >>

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Opera Management Course

The Opera Management Course 2019 takes place in Pesaro from 23 - 29 August 2019.

Participants will benefit from expert lectures on aspects such as Artistic programming and planning, Financial structures and management, HR and administrative issues, Production management, Marketing & Communications, Education and Fundraising.

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Artistic Administration

Artistic Administration forum in Antwerp

The upcoming meeting takes place before and during the Antwerp conference. We'll discuss contract regulations as well as casting and planning issues in a smaller group, and approach broader questions such as how to programme new opera, working out community projects and alternative producing models.

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Costume, Make-up & Wig forum meeting in Vienna

The next forum meeting will take place in Vienna 2-4 May.

Registrations are now open! 

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Fundraising & Friends

Fundraising & Friends forum

Our next meeting takes place from 18-20 March 2019 at Accademia alla Scala, Milan, Italy.

You can find the programme and the registration form here >>

OE News

EOP - 11th Edition

Apply now for the 11th European Opera Directing Prize EOP!

The prize is linked to the staging of Straszny Dwór (The Haunted Manor) by Stanisław Moniuszko at the Teatr Wielki Opera in Poznan. Closing date for the application: 1st May 2019


Independent Producers

Independent Producers

The newly established Independent Producers Forum of Opera Europa aims at giving a platform for exchange and development of expertise in the field of opera creation that takes place outside of the traditional opera house infrastructures, or in partnership between the opera houses and independent producers.



OE News

How to recognise you are the best

Last summer in Zurich, all OE members were invited to participate in a broad benchmarking exercise exceeding the previous mapping exercise. Nearly 60 members returned their questionnaires showing their brilliant yet extremely confidential figures. Of course you cannot translate the artistic quality your company stands for into a questionnaire, as detailed as it may be. It shows, however, with what means – funding, manpower and material – you are getting there.

What can you find out in our new benchmarking tool? >>


What's on OperaVision?

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05/03 Ice from Finnish National Opera and Ballet
14/03 Trois Contes from Opéra de Lille
15/03 Frankenstein from La Monnaie / De Munt
22/03 Werther from Bergen National Opera
28/03 Falstaff from Garsington Opera

Still available: Juditha Triumphans from Dutch National Opera and Ballet, La Gioconda from La Monnaie / De Munt, Billy Budd from Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Xerxes from Deutsche Oper am Rhein, La Bohème from Komische Oper berlin... and more!!


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Dates for your diary

Check out the events to look forward to:

7-8 March 2019 – Technical & Production forum, La Monnaie Brussels

18-20 March 2019 - Fundraising & Friends forum, Accademia della Scala, Milan

8 April 2019 - Opera Day at IAMA conference in Düsseldorf

19-23 April 2019 - First International Yakutsk Opera Festival and Competition

24-25 April 2019 - Artistic Administration forum in Antwerp

25-28 April 2019 - Opera Europa Spring Conference, Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp

2-4 May 2019 – Costumes, Wigs & Make-up forum, Vienna

9-10 May 2019 - Technical Management & Set Workshops forum, Amsterdam

13-14 June 2019 - Audio Visual and Digital Media forum, Stockholm

13-16 June 2019 -  Opera America annual conference, San Francisco

23 - 29 August 2019 - Opera Management course, Pesaro

24 -27 October 2019 - Opera Europa Autumn Conference, Strasbourg & Karlsruhe



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