Opera Europa’s main spring conference incorporates the annual General Assembly of members, at which audited accounts are approved and Board elections are conducted.
The new Board will need to elect a new President, Treasurer and Secretary, following the retirement of the current holders of those positions.
The General Assembly will take place online on Friday 21 May from 12:00 CET.
To provide a focus for members, we plan an overdue revival of the Co-production marketplace, with space for multiple presentations, on the afternoon of 21 May. Prior to that, and in order to provide a contemporary context, we plan to ask the question: What is the future of co-production in a more sustainable climate?
During the afternoon of Thursday 20 May, between 14:30 and 16:30, the aim is to curate several short but thoughtful and provocative interventions on the subject, with opportunities for questions, reactions and debate, and thereby to provide a dynamic to enliven the marketplace presentations.
We shall also use this spring conference to present the themes for World Opera Day on 25 October 2021, including an initiative to support young artists.
The detailed agenda for the spring conference will be emailed to all members and be available on www.opera-europa.org after Easter. Meanwhile, we ask you to reserve the dates 20 & 21 May 2021 in your calendars, as we should like as many members as possible to participate.
Director of Opera Europa