2019 Opera Creation Workshop

Passion (Pascal Dusapin), Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2008
© © Elizabeth Carecchio

Open to composers, playwrights, authors, stage directors and conductors under 40 years old on 2019, January 1st

The Opera Creation Workshop is open each year to young creators from all disciplines and is a place for reflection and discussion on artistic opera-related issues. This workshop seeks to define current values of opera and the tasks it will assume in the future.

A process of reflection will take place, focusing equally on opera performance today and on the multidisciplinary aspects that it encompasses. Opera – as a genre, as a cultural offering and as a cultural practice – is the main subject of these discussions.

The French composer Pascal Dusapin, Medeamaterial created in 1991 at La Monnaie in Bruxelles and Perelà, Uomo di fumo created in 2003 in Opéra Bastille, will be in charge of leading this workshop.

The workshop is exclusively held in English. Some work sessions may be open to the public.



Eugene Birman (United States)*  — Composer
Mien Bogaert (Belgium)*  — Playwright, Stage director, Scenographer
Huihui Cheng (China) — Composer
Amy Crankshaw (South Africa) — Composer
Jean Hostache (France) — Stage director, Choreographer
Chloé Lechat (France) — Stage director
Tamara Lorenzo Gabeiras (Spain) — Conductor
Benjamien Lycke (Belgium)*  — Composer
Sergej Morozov (Russia) — Stage director
Clara Olivares (France-Spain) — Composer
Ewa Rucinska (Poland)* — Stage director
Katharina Schmitt (Germany) — Stage director, Playwright
Netta Shahar (Israel) — Composer
Diana Syrse Valdés Rosado (Mexico) — Composer, Performer
Philip Venables (United Kingdom) — Composer

* Participants supported by institutions members of enoa network:
Helsinki Festival (Helsinki) — LOD muziektheater (Ghent) — Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera (Warsaw)



This workshop is part of the Young Opera Makers programme of enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) and benefit of the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

With the support of SACD