OperaVision has been preparing the next phase of its development. The current European Commission support for OperaVision lasts until the end of 2021. In readiness for the next call for funding applications expected from the EC in the coming weeks, OperaVision has been seeking commitments from Opera Europa member companies wishing to be regular contributors to our platform for the period 2022 to 2024. The list below shows the 27 opera companies which are prepared to make that commitment to joining a bid for further EC support and providing a new production per year to stream on OperaVision over the next three years. We thank them for their trust.
Meanwhile, OperaVision continues to connect audiences around the world with the work of Opera Europa members. While the current project partners provide the core content on the platform, OperaVision has altogether shared the work of 75 different opera companies since its launch in 2017. No other platform provides such a comprehensive overview of the artistic production of Europe’s opera companies and we are not limited to the capture of main stage productions. The March programme on OperaVision features opera in short form, including A simple piece, a new 30-minute ballet from Deutsche Oper am Rhein for 16 dancers and one cameraman, and Irish National Opera’s made-for-digital series 20 Shots of Opera. OperaVision has recently launched its own TikTok account acquiring 5000 new subscribers in the last month alone driven by a series of live streamed guided tours of among other places: Palais Garnier and Grand Théâtre de Genève.
There is much to celebrate in OperaVision’s reach which extends far and wide and touches young and old. In the next months, we will focus on convincing the European Commission that this success is worthy of continued public investment.
THE PARTNERS COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING OPERAVISION 2022 -2024
(New partners in bold)
BELGIUM – Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp; La Monnaie Brussels
CROATIA – Croatian National Opera Zagreb
CZECH REPUBLIC – Narodni divadlo Brno; National Theatre Prague
FINLAND – Finnish National Opera Helsinki
FRANCE – Opéra Comique, Opéra de Lille; Opéra-Orchestre national de Montpellier
GERMANY – Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg; Staatsoper Hannover
HUNGARY – Hungarian State Opera Budapest
IRELAND – Irish National Opera Dublin
ITALY – Teatro Regio di Parma; I Teatri Reggio Emilia; Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
LITHUANIA – Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius
NETHERLANDS – Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
NORWAY – Den Norske Opera Oslo
POLAND – Poznań Opera; Polish National Opera/Teatr Wielki Warsaw
SPAIN – Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona; Teatro Real Madrid
SWEDEN – Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm
UK – Garsington Opera; Opera North Leeds; Royal Opera House London