Autumn Conference in Parma: Opera Pilgrimage

Opera Europa's autumn conference in Parma which will take place during Festival Verdi between 12 and 15 October 2017 and which includes a choice of four operas in three different theatres during four days.

The theme of Opera Pilgimage may be inspired by the special ambiance of a festival devoted to a great composer, as with Bayreuth and Pesaro, but it resonates for any theatre that aspires to make itself a destination which demands to be visited. Or indeed to an initiative like The Opera Platform which has been created to drive visitors to a digital destination.

We believe that this conference will therefore be of interest to General and Artistic Directors, and also to those working in Education, Finance, Fundraising and Marketing.


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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.

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Opera Europa Initiatives

Opera Europa is determined to invest in initiatives which are designed to strengthen its members’ professional capabilities. Three of them have been prioritised by the Board and were endorsed by the General Assembly in Kyiv: a comprehensive Benchmarking exercise, Opera for young people and Professional training initiatives.
Find out more here


The Opera Platform

Opera Vision for The Opera Platform

The Creative Europe Programme of the European Union has shown its faith in Opera Europa’s dedicated group
of partners by offering renewed support which will enable us to develop and expand the digital project launched
over two years ago into something altogether more wide-reaching during the years ahead.

The successful bid is a tribute to the perseverance of existing partners, the courage of new partners, and to the industry of our small dedicated team. It is also a challenge. The task is to build on what we have learned during the past three years and to create a resource which truly presents a European Opera Season with the capacity to reach the world.


The Opera Platform

Still available on The Opera Platform

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

Gaetano Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia from Palau de Les Arts

Modest Mussorgsky, Sorochintsy Fair from Komische Oper Berlin

Johann Sebastian Bach, The Passion, from Streetwise Opera

Franz-Joseph Haydn, The Creation, from Rambert 

Frank Martin, Le vin herbé, from Welsh National Opera

Georg Frideric Handel, Semele, from Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Georg Frideric Handel, Arminio, from Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Georg Frideric Handel, Alessandro, from Opera Royal de Versailles

Georg Frideric Handel, Acis and Galatea, from Opera Theatre Company

Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly, from Teatro Real Madrid

Rimski-Korsakov, Sadko, from Opera Vlaanderen

Vincenzo Bellini, La Sonnambula, from Victorian Opera

Edison Denisov, L'écume des jours, from Oper Stuttgart

The Opera Platform

What's on The Opera Platform?

The streaming website The Opera Platform reveals the current performances

01-09-2017 - Tosca by Puccini, from Den Norske Opera og Ballett

23-09-2017 - Autumn Sonata by Fagerlund, Live from Finnish National Opera


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Our Members in 2017

We now have over 176 members from 42 countries. Here are the new members welcomed over the last 12 months

National Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan, Helsingin Koominen Oopera in Helsinki, Opera Wroclawska in Wroclaw, 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, Lismore Opera Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Palazetto Bru Zane, National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, Kyiv Operetta Theatre, National Opera of Ukraine and Salzburger Landestheater.                

European Opera Days

European Opera Days 2017: Opera Panorama

Over 80 companies in 19 countries hosted European Opera Days between 5 and 14 May 2017, sharing their
love for opera with the most diverse audiences in their theatre, in public places around the city and online.



European Opera Days

Picnic by the opera

For the second time Polish National Opera organized a PICNIC BY THE OPERA. After last year’s success we decided to build on the tradition and invite people to celebrate this unique art in front of our home: Teatr Wielki, one of Polish capital’s most distinctive buildings. Again European Opera Days were an inspiration for an event that would bring together opera-lovers and those who have never even been inside…


Member Resources

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Opera Europa offers its members a variety of resources, and their value is maximised when as a member, you keep your company's information up to date!


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Dates for your diary

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