Opera Management Course

23-29 August 2019, Pesaro, Italy

Opera Europa has hosted 6 Opera Management Courses so far: in Balaton (Hungary), Como (Italy), Peralada (Spain), Bregenz (Austria), Lille (France), Poznan (Poland)… and the 2019 edition will take place from 23 - 29  August in Pesaro!


The course is aimed at young(ish) professionals with potential and ambition to grow their careers in opera by understanding ‘the bigger picture’ of opera production. Participants will benefit from expert lectures on aspects such as Artistic programming and planning, Financial structures and management, HR and administrative issues, Production management, Marketing & Communications, Education and Fundraising.


Following each lecture, they will break out into small groups under the leadership of opera managers to delve into practical issues and considerations and understand the decision processes which influence the management of an opera company.


This experience will increase their understanding of the various positions and responsibilities within an opera company, give them more confidence in their work and allow them to start building an international network of professional contacts.


Past contributors include:

Bob Brandsen (London), Gillian Brierley (Glyndebourne/New York Met), Jérôme Brunetière (Aix), Aviel Cahn (Antwerp/Gent), Peter de Caluwe (Brussels), Serge Dorny (Lyon), Pierre Fenet (Lille), Agusti Filomeno (Barcelona), Hanna Fontana (Helsinki), Hannah Griffiths (Göteborg), Kasper Holten (London), Andrew Higgins (Glyndebourne), Mathieu Jouvin (Lyon), Thomas Koch (Stuttgart), Thomas Lauriot dit Prévost (Paris Châtelet), Perryn Leech (Houston), Annilese Miskimmon (Oslo), Nicholas Payne, Marc Scorca (OPERA America), Christina Scheppelmann (Barcelona), Cormac Simms (London ROH), Peter Spuhler (Karlsruhe), Karen Stone (Magdeburg), Marisa Vázquez-Shelly (Madrid) and Wolfgang Urstadt (Bregenz).


Ideal profile of candidates:

■ Aged between 25 and 45 years old

■ From any department and any position of the opera company

■ Minimum of three years working experience, of which six months in the field of opera

■ Fluent in English

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