Launch of an Education forum

Each opera house has a mission and a vision, and it is a great satisfaction to see that, over the past two decades, education has been integrated into the core business of running an opera house, alongside artistic administration, technical and production, human resources management and so many other aspects. It is therefore only logical for Opera Europa to respond positively to its members’ request to service an Education forum.

During its autumn conference in Bucharest, Opera Europa welcomed a group of active and involved Education, Participation, Learning and Empowerment managers. Whatever the title, whatever the branding, they had one common language to present and discuss the work they pursue on a daily basis with various audiences, from school children to adults in prison, from immigrants to families.

A steering group was formed, representing small and big companies from around Europe and beyond, with Jacqui Cameron (Opera North Leeds), Victor Gil Alcocer (Palau des les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia), Barbara Minghetti (Macerata Festival / AsLiCo Como), Anne-Kathrin Ostrop (Komische Oper Berlin), Lauri Pokkinen (Finnish National Opera) and Mechtheld van Gestel (Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam).

The Education forum will next be meeting from 26-28 March 2020 in Zagreb.
All information will be distributed via Opera Europa's Education listserv.

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