Zürich summer conference

from 28 to 30 June

Opernhaus Zürich will host Opera Europa’s major conference during the first half of 2018. The later than usual dates are 28 to 30 June.

How do you measure achievement in the arts? Against which criteria does an opera company assess its own performance? What values are set by our stakeholders?

During the current season, Opera Europa has been encouraging its members to share performance data by means of two surveys.
The first is a mapping exercise which seeks answers to 20 simple questions, designed to collect information which may be aggregated to offer a broad picture of activity and productivity within the operatic sector in Europe.

The second is a benchmarking exercise which aims to gather in our confidential database information which contributing theatres may access for their own comparative purposes.

Both these measurements are quantitative. Is it also possible to measure quality? Our summer conference will explore this issue, and attempt to discover solutions which may be of practical use to our member theatres now and in the future.

Our hosts at Opernhaus Zürich offer the perfect ambiance for this conference and Opera Europa’s Annual General Assembly. They also offer a choice of outstanding and contrasted new productions, from which delegates may select one, two or three.

Download the programme  >>
Fill in the registration form  >>
Download the list of participants  >>
General Assembly agenda and detailed documents (please login with your private password) >>


Conference Venue
Opernhaus Zürich
Falkenstrasse 1
8008 Zürich
The conference programme includes the option to see 3 performances, and therefore the participation fee may include one, two or three tickets. Conference registration includes participation in all sessions of the Opera Europa conference, lunches and intermission drinks with the ticket.
Members     as of 1 June
With one performance    300€    350€
With two performances   400€   450€
With three performances 500€   550€
Additional performance ticket 100€
With one performance     600€   650€
Additional performance ticket 200€
Getting there
Zürich airport (www.zurich-airport.com) is well connected to the town centre by public transport. A train runs every 10 minutes and journey time is 15 minutes. It costs CHF 6.80, buy from SBB machines in arrival hall. You take it to Stadelhofen station, which is the stop beyond the Central station and 100 metres or so from the Opera House.
You can download here the list of hotels recommended by Opernhaus Zürich for your stay. Please mention ‘OPERA EUROPA’ when booking to be charged the reduced rate.
Prices are in CHF