Artistic Administration Forum

The Artistic Administration Forum brings together Heads of Artistic Administration, Casting Directors, Heads of Planning and Artistic Producers, who meet and exchange at Opera Europa general conferences and during dedicated Forum meetings.

This new forum was launched out of a discussion of Artistic Administration and Production Managers in order to have more opportunities to discuss in depth about specific topics related to Artistic Administration and Planning in opera companies.

They have access to a number of online tools to assist them in their work:

·        An address book to find direct contacts within opera houses

·        The Future New Productions database to coordinate programming and find co-producers. Only contributing companies are allowed to view data from other companies.

·        Operabase Professional tools: Artist information, Casting tool, Rentals database, Production listings and search tools...

The members of the Steering Group are:

·        Aurore Aubouin, Planning and Production, La Monnaie/De Munt (Belgium)

·        Laura Canning, Director of Artistic Administration, Garsington (UK)

·        Jessica Fjelkegard, Production and Planning Director at Göteborgsoperan (Sweden)

·        Moritz Reissenberger, Head of Artistic Administration, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen (Germany)

·        Katja Tammela, Opera Co-ordinator, Finnish National Opera and Ballet (Finland)

·        Stephanie Wippel, Planning and Casting, Wiener Staatsoper (Austria)


The next meeting will be on 23-25 January 2020 at Opera Frankfurt and Theater Bonn. Programme details to be pulished soon!


For more information about the Artistic Administration Forum, please contact