Opera Europa members have taken various initiatives to show their support to the Ukrainian people and their colleagues from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa.
Opera Europa is currently running a fundraising campaign.
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Fundraising efforts and benefit concerts
Oper Frankfurt Streamed fundraising concert on 10 March, proceeds will go to Nothilfe Ukraine. Private Fundraising campaign “Help for Ukraine”
Theater Heidelberg Benefit Gala involving all artists and the Mayor of Heidelberd on 13 March. Proceeds will be given to Deutsche Ukrainische Gesellschaft. Collects things of need that are send by trucks to Ukraine
Oper Köln Solidarity Concert on 7 March “Singing for Freedom”. Donations for Südstadt Leben e.V. and UNICEF
Staatsoper Hamburg Solidarity concert on 12 March with the participation of Ukrainian artists. Proceeds will go to food and medicine for the Ukrainian civilian population.
Theater Magdeburg solidarity Mozart Requiem concert on 19 March and additional performance of Grete Minde. The proceeds will go to a fund to support medicines, trucks and necessary items for Saporizhzhia, twin city of Magdeburg.
Oper Wuppertal is collecting funds within the employees to send to Ukraine. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, which will be performing in Lille from 15 to 19 March is joining the initiative and has decided to donate the ticket sales of their first performance.
Staatstheater Karlsruhe Benefit event on 20 March in cooperation with Rotary Club Karlsruhe-Fächerstadt. The proceeds will profit to the Rosinen-Initiative.
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München Charity concert on 11 March. Proceed go to "Aktion Deutschland hilft"
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris has organised a Exceptional evening in support of the Ukrainian people with the Kiev City Ballet and dancers from the Opéra national de Paris on 7 March. All proceeds have been donated to Acted and La Croix Rouge.
Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy Solidarity concert for peace and in support to the Ukrainian people on 10 and 11 March. Proceeds will go to FACECO - Action Ukraine.
Opéra Comique, Paris Solidarity concert on 20 March, the proceeds will all go to UNICEF.
Opéra de Lille Ticket sales of all premieres in March will go to Fondation de Lille - Solidarité Ukraine.
Opéra National de Paris Concert for peace on 27 March. Proceeds will go to Alliance Urgences en Ukraine (a group of six NGOs). Collecting clothes and medical. Collection organised by two Etoile dancers of medical equipment, children's clothes, hygiene products and fast food. Boxes delivered to PLAST - Ukrainian scouts.
Tampere Opera Benfit concert on 16 March in cooperation with other art institutions of the region
Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia Extraordinary concert for the Ukrainian population, on 23 March. The entire proceeds of the concert with the artists Joshua Bell and Shai Wosner, will go to the special Ukraine fund of the Croce Bianca in Brescia for humanitarian purposes.
Donizetti Opera, Bergamo will host a Concert for Peace organised by the municipality and the Donizetti Conservatory of Bergamo on 13 March. Proceeds will go to the Association Art without Borders Basel which support 'Help Ukraine'
Lithuanian National Opera & Ballet, Vilnius is broadcasting a benefit concert which will premiere on 11 March at 19:00 CET on Arte.
Polish Nationa Opera, Warsaw Chartiy ballet and opera gala on 27 March for Ukrainian refugees.Employees with the help of local authorities are collecting essential items to be sent to people in need.
Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm Donation of the revenue created by the performance of 6 March to SOS Children’s Village in Ukraine. Recording of a Ukrainian song, with invitation to make a donation.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam Benefit concert on 13 March, with the participation of the whole company (Ballet, opera, studio, choir). Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Giro 555 in support of Ukraine. Participating in the #hArtforUkraine campaign with the possibility to donate via the DNOB website
National Opera Studio, London Fundraising concert on 4 April Tickets are free but the audience is asked to donate. All proceeds will go to Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. You can donate here.
Royal Opera House, London ROH Concert for Ukraine on 15 April with international artists including Ukrainian ones. All proceeds will go to Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for Ukraine, including optional donations made to the Royal Opera House in the checkout process. Other special events for Ukraine are Flight Pattern (2019) on ROH Stream 22 April 2022 at 7.30pm and Swan Lake – Special Performance for Ukraine 5 May 2022.
Welcoming and hosting Ukrainian artists and citizens
Théâtre du Chêtelet, Paris welcomes the Kiev City Ballet in residence to allow the dancers to continue rehearsing.
Theater Magdeburg had already organised a Ukrainian Festival back in 2015 in response to the inviasion of Crimea and foresees to collaborate again with Ukrainian artists. The theatre is also trying to support Ukrainian refugee musicians, and are in the process of giving a part-time contract to a violonist who used to ork at the National Opera in Kyiv.
Oper Leipzig has kept a guest Ukrainian bass in its Ensemble to protect him to go home to Kyiv.
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München offers some internships and appartements to artists and musicians that had to flee Ukraine.
Lithuanian Opera & Ballet Theatre, Vilnius has announced to help ukrainian musicians, singers and dancers who felw from their country.
Polish Nationa Opera, Warsaw has made flats, rooms and some ofice spaces temporarily available to mothers and children fleeing Ukraine. Employees have welcomed refugees at their homes. Employees have volunteered to animate projects for refugees (Polish and English classes, trip to the zoo or to the cinema...).
Intermezzo, Astigarraga have announced their will to help choir members from Ukrainian opera houses to find a way to work in Spain during the war.
Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm Dancing classes for Ukrainian refugees in Sweden
Statements, messages of support, Ukrainian anthem and music
Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen Ukrainian Flag and anthem and support message on website
Finnish National Opera & Ballet, Helsinki Performing of Silelius’ Finlandia (symbol of independenace) involving singers, dancers, technical and administrative staff of the opera.Creation of the Facebook page “Songs for Ukraine” to reach out to the opera community, where every opera house can post its own musical greeting.
Opéra National de Paris Tribute to the victims of the war in Ukraine through a text inserted in the programme book of Wozzeck, performed in March. The performance information loop on the light screen on place Bastille includes the insertion of the Ukrainian flag for a period of about 10 seconds.
Oper Frankfurt Interview for the magazine Opernwelt with baritone Iurii Samoilov about the current situation in his home country. Museumsorchester concert on 1 March starting with the Anthem and one minute of silence.
Theater Heidelberg Painted peace posters by the artists and workshop painters of theatre are hung around the theatre. Speech of the Artistic Director before the piece “Kirschgarten". Played the anthem on the symphony concert on 27 February.
Staatstheater Karlsruhe Ukrainian colours on the building, solidarity statement on social media.
Oper Leipzig Ukrainian colours on the building.
Oper Wuppertal colours of Ukraine on the building, public statement on the website and speech in support of Ukraine before each performance. A light show vith the Ukrainian flag colours from visual artist Kai Fobbe will be projected on the building of the house.
Aalto Theater, Essen joined the initiative of Deutsche Orchestervereinigung to play the newly composed PIECE UKRAINA from Ukrainian composer Eduard Resatsch
Staatstheater Karlsruhe colours of Ukraine on the building.
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München Ukrainian flag on the building and Statement from the artistic Director.
Greek National Opera, Athens Support message, minute of silence and performance to the Ukrainian people.
Icelandic Opera, Reykjavik Creation of a Facebook-page We sing for Ukraine, gathering recordings of soloists and choirs singing their support to Ukraine
Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv Each performance starts with a message expressing the support of the theatre for the people of Ukraine
Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia posters for peace in Ukraine in the Theatre and outside
Latvian National Opera & Ballet, Riga Ukrainian flag on the building, no collaboration with artists who do not clearly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Ukrainian anthem before each performance, example on 25 Feburary
Teatru Aurora, Gozo Children Choir sang Light a Candle for Peace in support to mothers and children suffering from war in Ukraine.
Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo Prayer for the Ukrainian people on the roof of the Theatre.
Polish Nationa Opera, Warsaw colours of Ukrain on the building and on stage. Publication of a general statetement of support from the Artistic Director Mariusz Trelinski.
Wroclaw Opera House joined the initiative #SingForUkraine and performed "God the Great" /"Боже Великий Єдиний" a prayer that particularly resound with freedom and blessing.
Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia Illumination of the building. Peace concert with the support of the Red Cross on 5 March.
Wermland Opera, Karlstadt Projection of Ukrainian colours on the curtains before the performance
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam colours of Ukraine on the building, speech from the Directors before Eurydice - die Liebenden, blind on 5 March and minute of silence.The choir performed a prayer for the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian baritone and Opera Studio member Maksym Nazarenko sang an Ukrainian Folksong, that was also streamed on TV.
Festival O., Rotterdam Greek director Elli Papakonstantinou and the Ukrainian ensemble of young contemporary music artists Nova Opera shall premiere during the Festival O. next May and they are determined to make the performance happen.