Operadagen Rotterdam

from 22 to 24 May 2018

Operadagen (Opera Days) Rotterdam is an international ten day festival taking place annually in May. This year from 22 May to 24 May, Opera Europa will be there for an event especially directed at mid-scale organisations and the people working with them. 

The festival presents a stirring series of contemporary and confronting music theatre and opera productions as well as a fringe programme with many more intimate shows at unexpected locations throughout the city of Rotterdam to both public and professionals. 

Traditional boundaries are tested, old repertory is redesigned and unusual formats are explored.

In 2015 the festival was awarded one of the five best festivals worldwide by the International Opera Awards.
In 2018 the festival will be hosting our next event for smaller companies.

From Tuesday 22 May to Thursday 24 May we will organise a programme full of meetings, lectures, discussions, showcases, and pitches. It will be the ideal place to meet your international colleagues and (new) partners. 

In the evening you will have the opportunity to visit several performances the festival is offering. 

Some of the performances that are part of the programme are:
■ The Operadagen GALA 
Music theatre makers from all over the globe congregate for this celebratory gala with several performances.
The Secret Diary of Nora Plain
By Nora Fischer, Ragazze String Quartet, Remco Menting (Kapok Jazz Trio)
Ballad Opera
Xander Straat, Gareth Davis, NEWTON
When I Die
Thom Luz 

In March 2018 we will announce the full detailed programme, but for now: Save the date!



Here are a few hotel recommendation with preferential tarrifs. Please note these are available until mid-February.


Ibis Hotel Rotterdam (3 stars)

Single room + breakfast - 99€



NH Atlanta Hotel (4 stars)

Single room + breakfast - 135€

Only available if you book a minimum of 3 nights



Hotel Rotterdam

Single room + breakfast - 75€